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The Resource What I talk about when I talk about running : a memoir, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

What I talk about when I talk about running : a memoir, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

Label
What I talk about when I talk about running : a memoir
Title
What I talk about when I talk about running
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
  • In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons and a slew of critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. Equal parts travelogue, training log, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston among young women who outpace him. Through this marvellous lens of sport emerges a cornucopia of memories and insights: the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer, his greatest triumphs and disappointments, his passion for vintage LPs, and the experience, after fifty, of seeing his race times improve and then fall back. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is rich and revealing, both for fans of this masterful yet private writer and for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running
  • Biographies & Autobiographies
  • Track & field sports, athletics
Member of
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1949-
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Murakami, Haruki
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
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Gabriel, Philip
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  • Murakami, Haruki
  • Murakami, Haruki
  • Authors, Japanese
  • Marathon running
Label
What I talk about when I talk about running : a memoir, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2008
Control code
000044293931
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
vii, 179 p.
Isbn
9780099526155
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
What I talk about when I talk about running : a memoir, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2008
Control code
000044293931
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
vii, 179 p.
Isbn
9780099526155
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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