South of the Border, West of the Sun

South of the Border West of the Sun In South of the Border West of the Sun Haruki Murakami proffers the age old romance of boy meets girl boy loses girl boy meets girl again albeit under very different circumstances Though miles awa

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  • Title: South of the Border, West of the Sun
  • Author: Haruki Murakami Philip Gabriel
  • ISBN: 9780375402517
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In South of the Border, West of the Sun, Haruki Murakami proffers the age old romance of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy meets girl again albeit under very different circumstances Though miles away from the massive complexity of The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, this novel s examination of the resilience of the human heart is no less intricate.Hajime Beginning in JapaIn South of the Border, West of the Sun, Haruki Murakami proffers the age old romance of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy meets girl again albeit under very different circumstances Though miles away from the massive complexity of The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, this novel s examination of the resilience of the human heart is no less intricate.Hajime Beginning in Japanese was an atypical only child growing up in a conventional, middle class suburb Shimamoto, herself an only child, was cool and self possessed, precocious in the extreme Childhood sweethearts, the two would meet after school to listen to records, hold hands, and talk about their future Now in his late 30s, a married father and successful nightclub owner, finally content after years of directionless struggle, Hajime finds himself reunited with Shimamoto and propelled into the mysterious realm of her life and the dark secrets she is loath to reveal Swarmed by enchantment and desire, he prepares to risk everything for the chance to consummate his first love.Bittersweet, passionate, and ultimately redemptive, this is a love story about the need to look back in order to move ahead, illuminating just how much, and how little, people change over time.

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    1. Whatever Murakami book I am reading, I find myself stepping back into the same world as before, with all of the same characters and themes of wells and transience and strangely poignant details like gold lighters and classical music records and the myriad spaghetti dinners--the mundane details of everyday life spun into a dreamy tapestry. The fact that every Murakami book I read seems to feel the same is a good thing in this author's case. His tone is something quite distinct. Every time I read [...]

    2. A Companion IntervenesI re-read “South of the Border” immediately after re-reading “Norwegian Wood”, as part of my training regime for Murakami’s “1Q84”.Although they were written five years apart and were separated by “Dance Dance Dance”, they are good companion pieces.They stand out from Murakami’s other novels because they explore love and its consequences almost exclusively.Although some things and events go unexplained, there is little of the surrealism and absurdity tha [...]

    3. The other night a friend mentioned she is reading '1Q84' at the moment and it got me all nostalgic for a Murakami experience. So choosing one at random of the ever diminishing list of Murakami's I haven't read yet I chose 'South of the Border, West of the Sun'.What do you get? Unsurprisingly a story that is Murakami. There is an every-man protagonist, mysterious lady from the past, jazz, university protests, people with deformities I could go on or just use the Murakami Bingo:Desipite being so M [...]

    4. I never fail to be impressed by the way Murakami captures mood and feelings. Even in his less fantastic novels, of which this is one, he draws you into a world that is all his, and so full of possibilities and connections that you feel you could grasp them if you reached out. Except you don't, because in Murakami's universe it's easier to stay put and wait than to get actively involved. It's about memories and reminiscences, about wishes and alternate realities, and if you were to reach out and [...]

    5. At first I dislike this book but now I am confident to say that I hate it. It's about this shallow and whiny man who wronged every women he put his hand on (probably because he is so deep, no one can understand him since he's the only child, yes, you gotta remember how painful it is for this Hajime guy to be the only child) except his childhood sweetheart who is so deep that she never has a real personality but some random emo appeal which cannot make me care less. The author tried so hard but s [...]

    6. This book is the literary equivalent of cloud paintings. I’m not talking John Constable’s clouds, which are dense with specificity from a keen and earthy eye; but rather New Agey cloud paintings, which are designed to be innocuous and calming, to not stimulate the eye, to induce a meditative state and readjust the spirit and turn one away from the tangible. So South of the Border, West of the Sun is not all bad – it does satisfy all the above criteria for New Agey cloud paintings – and I [...]

    7. Kokkyō no minami, Taiyō no nishi=South of the border, west of the sun, Haruki Murakami عنوان: جنوب مرز، غرب خورشید؛ نویسنده: هاروکی موراکامی؛ مترجم: کیوان سلطانی؛ تهران، نشر بدیل؛ 1393، در 179 ص؛ شابک: 9786009423033؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان ژاپنی قرن 20 معنوان: جنوب مرز، غرب خورشید؛ نویسنده: هاروکی موراکامی؛ مترجم: سلما [...]

    8. This novel starts out as a coming-of-age story of a young Japanese man. Like other Murakami novels we have cats, Western culture and music – both American pop and European classical music. To the cats we can add lame women because there are two in this story. Another major theme of this book is that the main character and several others are an “only child” and the characters discuss what this means. This makes a lot of sense in Japanese culture with its exceptionally low birth rate to the [...]

    9. I really didn't enjoy this book, but it did make me think about why, so at least it had that going for it.I found Hajime an infinitely unlikeable character, but I couldn't put my finger on the details of why. He had no problem doing things that would hurt the women he claimed to "love", even as he said that there must be something wrong with him for doing so. I think of "that's just the way I am, nothing to be done" as the worst, laziest possible excuse for bad behavior toward others. But it was [...]

    10. I have always liked jazz music but I don’t think I qualify as a fan. But this book seems like a jazz symphony to me (I’m kind of clueless about jazz. Is there something like a “jazz symphony?”) It’s smooth, mysterious and leaves you thirsting for more.I firmly believe that you don’t choose your books; the books choose you. Yeah, I’m one of them people who think that there is no such thing as a coincidence. So, this SOTBWFTS (short form) was a gift from a friend on my birthday.Anywa [...]

    11. كتب ابراهيم حاج عبدي "عنوان الرواية «جنوب الحدود، غرب الشمس» هو عبارة عن توليفة ابتدعها خيال الروائي، ليختزل، بهذه الاستعارة الذكية، مزاج بطل روايته، ومخاوفه ورغباته وآماله. «جنوب الحدود» هو عنوان أغنية لنات كينج كول، بينما «غرب الشمس» هو اسم لمرض هستيري يعاني منه الفلاحون [...]

    12. هاروكي موراكامي، هو تلك المنطقة الرمادية بين الواقع والخيال

    13. I am in love with Haruki Murakami’s novels. I guess it might be the resonance of loneliness emanating from all his works. It might be the fusion of pop-culture and philosophical musings. It might be the mysterious atmosphere he creates. I can’t really pin it down. Most of his novels are deceptively similar in their tones and backgrounds but each one has a different center. Each novel shows a similar scene, but each one with a different focus.South of the Border, West of the Sun is a meditati [...]

    14. At home, we have a private joke about the two Murakamis. One Haruki Murakami, my Murakami, would be the author of “Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World”, “1Q84”, “A Wild Sheep Chase”. My boyfriend’s Murakami, the other one, is the one from “Norwegian Wood”, “Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki” or “Sputnik Sweetheart”. And by a rule of thumb, I love and admire my Murakami, and am indifferent at best (and hostile at worst) towards his. This one is completely different, [...]

    15. Greek review cause i feel like it. Κοιτάχτε να δείτε τι παίχτηκε. Το βιβλίο έχει θέματα, τι θέματα δηλαδή, θεματάρες. Έχει μέσα κάτι γελοίους διαλόγους, έχει πράγματα απλά γιατί έτσι του ήρθε, δεν εξηγεί ποτέ, τα αφήνει όλα μετέωρα ρε παιδί μου. Επίσης, βρε καρμίρη Μουρακάμι, βρε άνθρωπε, για [...]

    16. They say that Murakami is one of those authors you either love or hate. I can actually understand how his style of writing might not be for everyone’s taste, but I happen to love him. His unique writing style always had a sort of hypnotic power over me. I feel enchanted when I read his novels, almost like I’m entering some magical world. Moreover, at times it is almost like I’m in the book myself, a silent observer, but nevertheless, a person very much present. Do you know that feeling you [...]

    17. After having read the bulk of his work, I've come to the conclusion that one has to have a general picture of Murakami's novels in order to understand each of his stories seperately. There are some recurring themes in all of them that at first I couldn't quite get. Now, it's become easier to interpret those symbolisms. As much as I love his surrealistic tricks, I can't help but be equally dazzled by his more sensitive, romantic themes. This one belongs to the latter category, while it has been s [...]

    18. This novel (in an earlier translation Gefährliche Geliebte) gained a certain notoriety in Germany back in 2000 when it led to the acrimonious collapse of a long-running television institution, Das Literarische Quartett. It was, perhaps, inevitable. The programme was kept alive by its gladiatorial atmosphere. Four self-opinionated critics who come together to dispute the merits of a literary work, each trying hard to hold their corner and usually getting shouted down by the most self-opinionated [...]

    19. "لو كان بمقدوري البكاء لكان الأمر أيسر، لكن على ماذا سأبكي؟ كنت مستقلاً لدرجة لا تسمح لي بالبكاء بسبب الآخرين، وأكبر من أن أبكي على نفسيهاروكى موراكامى مرة أخرى بعد "رقص رقص رقص" أقرأ هذه الرواية صاحبة العنوان الغريب "جنوب الحدود غرب الشمس" وهو عنوان مناسب تماماً لحال البطل "ه [...]

    20. keep in touch: twitter/vivliovisionHajime is a happily married man. He is also the father of two daughters and the owner of two Jazz Clubs. At some point during his 30’s Hajime finds himself leading a typical suburban life close-enough-but-not-too-close to down-town Tokyo.Some people would say that Hajime is one of those lucky-few-guys, who can afford a rather easy-going lifestyle, while others would argue that this sort of life is quiet dull, actually. But then again, that's exactly how life [...]

    21. Ich war ja schon sehr gespannt auf dieses Buch, da es jenen Eklat im Literarischen Quartett auslöste, der der Anlass (nicht die Ursache) für einen Zerfall des Trios Löffler, Reich-Ranicki, Karasek war. Und ehrlich gesagt, verstehe ich die Frau Löffler sehr gut. Dieses Buch ist so versteckt aber dennoch massiv patriachalisch, dass es jeder Frau, die nur einen Absatz in den Werken von Alice Schwarzer und Elfriede Jelinek gelesen hat, die Zehennägel aufrollen muss. Der ständig unzufriedene Ha [...]

    22. كيف لك أن تتخيل أن هذا هو العمل الأول ل"مواراكامي"،بدايات الكاتب تشي بعقليته، وبجمال ما يكتب،هو من العباقرة في كتابة السهل الممتنع،أكثر ما يعجبني في شخصيات "هاروكي" هي شخصياته المفعمة بالرغبة، بالحركة، بالدوافع، بحب الحياة،شخصياته تلعب الرياضة كنوع من التغلب على أحلام اليق [...]

    23. Dala bih joj pola boda manje, ali mi ljubav prema džezu ne dozvoljava. Pritom, ovo je prvo Murakamijevo delo koje sam pročitala, pa mu je zamišljen kraj oprošten. Atmosfera mi se dopala, nakon bure koju je u meni izazvala Tenesijeva drama, bila je baš ono što mi je trebalo.Stil je, u nedostatku boljih reči, tih i živ. Robins' Nest je lokal u kom bih i sama rado popila koktel, pred vratima ostavljajući zvuke dobovanja kiše, prepustivši se svoj lepoti džeza.

    24. بدون قطط ناطقة ولا اسماك متساقطة من السماء، نجح موراكامي في إبهاري هذه المرة أيضا. أسلوبه الحساس والشغوف المغلف بالحنين يتسلل ويتغلل في الحنايا رغم أن البساطة هي اللغة المستخدمة. تطرح الرواية تيمات متعددة، إن لم تجد إحداهن صدى في نفسك، فستفعل الأخرى ذلك. هل سبق وأن طرحت على ن [...]

    25. Eh, this was Orange Crush trying to masquerade as champagne.The book's linchpin is a lifelong unrequited or dashed youthful romance that obsesses the protagonists, Hajime (he) and Shimamoto (she), each -- unknowingly to the other -- holding a candle over a vast span of time. Unfortunately, Murakami is no Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and this glass of soda pop novel is no Love in the Time of Cholera.I'm not a guy who requires plot, per se, but what plot there is here is perfunctory; Murakami makes thi [...]

    26. Những bạn ngại nói về vấn đề sex thì không nên đọc cuốn này. Bác già y hệt thường lệ vẫn kể về sex theo cái cách vô cùng trần tục, như nó vốn dĩ.Những bạn bị mắc bệnh căm ghét đờn ông thì cũng không nên đọc. Anh nhân vật chính nói chung không được đạo mạo theo chuẩn mực thông thường cho lắm. Nói thẳng ra là cũng buông thả, lăng nhăng và hay làm tổn thương phụ nữ, theo cách này [...]

    27. طوال قراءة هذه الرواية كان كل ما يسيطر على تفكيري هو ماذا يريد موراكامي أن يقول ، هذه روايته الأولى فكيف كانت بداية هذا الكاتب العظيم؟لنكن متفقين أن "كافكا على الشاطئ" رواية عظيمة و أن "سبوتنيك الحبيبة" رواية ممتازة و لكن هذه الرواية لم تجب حتى على الأسئلة التي قدمتها في البدا [...]

    28. رواية رائعة أخرى للمؤلف الياباني هاريوكي موراكامي يسترجع فيها ذكرياته مع الفتيات اللاتي مررن في حياته منذ الطفولة حتى المراهقة فالشباب ثم الزواج. وكيف تجمعه الصدفة ببعضهن بعد مرور عقود من الزمن. الرواية تلخص أزمة منتصف العمر التي يمر بها بطل القصة ويجد قلبه منقسما بين ذكريا [...]

    29. I just finished reading and liking another Murakami book. My last three read books by him failed to impress me at all: Norwegian Wood (2 stars), 1Q84 (2 stars) and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (2 stars). The middle of the book is utterly boring especially while waiting of Shimamoto to show up and meet Hajime again. The waiting does not heighten the anticipation because you know that they are meant for each and the inevitable that they will make love when the see each other becomes [...]

    30. In denying a foothold to any portentous propensity of being needlessly repetitive, but more so in the interest of brevity, I opted to start forthcoming reviews, of which there seem to be many as this Murakami fever I have uncannily contracted has sternly refused abatement, with the Murakami Bingo! Murakami may have a definitive 'murakami' style but it still operates within a framework with formulaic themes and recurring plot devices.So here we go!Mysterious Woman? Operative truth!Unexpected Phon [...]

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