Arab Today, arab today murakami\s new book unveiled in japan
Last Updated : GMT 08:53:10
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Murakami\'s new book unveiled in Japan

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Murakami\'s new book unveiled in Japan

Tokyo - AFP

Haruki Murakami's first collection of short stories in nine years hit the shelves in Japan on Friday with some excited fans queuing for the midnight launch. Around 70 fans took part in a countdown ceremony at Kinokuniya bookstore in Tokyo's entertainment and shopping district of Shinjuku, where firecrackers were set off as the clock ticked to the witching hour. The collection, entitled "Onna no Inai Otokotachi" -- which can be translated as "Men Without Women" -- includes five short stories which have already been published separately in magazines and one new offering. "Murakami is definitely best known for his (long) novels but reading short stories is a different kind of pleasure," Yoichi Shindo, a web designer, said after buying a copy at the bookstore. "I have been waiting a long time to read his." Publisher Bungei Shunju has already raised the first shipment of the book to 300,000 copies from 200,000 due to heavier-than-expected advance orders for the first compilation since 2005, local media said. "It is so rare to see so many people gathering for one writer," said Yuka Sugimoto, another buyer. "I was looking forward to seeing this. It is a bit like a festival." The collection is the first publication since Murakami's latest novel "Shikisai wo Motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to Kare no Junrei no Toshi" -- "Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" -- was released in April last year. Among the short stories of the latest collection is a 24-page novella, "Drive my car -- men without women", which sparked controversy when it first appeared because of a passage that offended a small Japanese town by suggesting its residents habitually throw lit cigarettes from car windows. Murakami said subsequently he regretted using the name of the town and would change it when the story was published in book form. Murakami, 65, whose often surrealist works have been translated into about 40 languages, is widely spoken of as a future Nobel Literature laureate.

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 08:10 2017 Thursday ,27 April

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair launched

GMT 09:09 2017 Wednesday ,19 April

Braille reading contest winners honoured

GMT 07:10 2017 Wednesday ,19 April

Deputy Premier patronises book launch

GMT 07:26 2017 Tuesday ,18 April

Abu Dhabi gears up for international book fair

GMT 12:19 2017 Friday ,14 April

Sharjah ruler launches book version

GMT 03:37 2017 Saturday ,08 April

Textbooks spell testing times
View News in Arabic - Culture: مراجعة كتب
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today murakami\s new book unveiled in japan Arab Today, arab today murakami\s new book unveiled in japan

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today murakami\s new book unveiled in japan Arab Today, arab today murakami\s new book unveiled in japan

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 12:13 2017 Thursday ,11 May

Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 08:10 2017 Thursday ,27 April

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair launched

GMT 09:09 2017 Wednesday ,19 April

Braille reading contest winners honoured

GMT 07:10 2017 Wednesday ,19 April

Deputy Premier patronises book launch

GMT 07:26 2017 Tuesday ,18 April

Abu Dhabi gears up for international book fair

GMT 12:19 2017 Friday ,14 April

Sharjah ruler launches book version

GMT 03:37 2017 Saturday ,08 April

Textbooks spell testing times
View News in Arabic - Culture: مراجعة كتب
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat

GMT 16:29 2017 Monday ,08 May

Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line

GMT 14:36 2017 Monday ,08 May

Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line
Arab Today, arab today BMW sees forecasts in reach

GMT 09:04 2017 Thursday ,04 May

BMW sees forecasts in reach
Arab Today, arab today Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday