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The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and best-selling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984.
1984. Aomame hat zwei verschieden große Ohren. Beim Rendezvous mit einem reichen Ölhändler zückt sie eine Nadel und ersticht ihn - ein Auftragsmord, um altes Unrecht zu sühnen. Tengo ist Hobby-Schriftsteller. Er soll einen Roman der exzentrischen 17-jährigen Fukaeri überarbeiten, damit sie einen Literaturpreis bekommt. Der Text ist äußerst originell, aber schlecht geschrieben - ein riskanter Auftrag. Aomame wundert sich, warum die Nachrichten ihren Mord nicht melden. Ist sie in eine Parallelwelt geraten? Um diese Sphäre vom gewöhnlichen Leben im Jahr 1984 zu unterscheiden, gibt Aomame der neuen, unheimlichen Welt den Namen 1Q84.

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Autor: Haruki Murakami
ISBN-13: 9780307593313
ISBN: 0307593312
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 944
Gewicht: 1289 g
Format: 241x167x52 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami, geboren 1949 in Kyoto, die Eltern sind Lehrer für japanische Literatur. Studium der Theaterwissenschaften und des Drehbuchschreibens in Tokyo, aufkeimendes Interesse an amerikanischer Literatur und Musik. 1974 Gründung des Jazzclubs 'Peter Cat', den er bis 1982 betreibt. 1978 erste erfolgreiche Buchveröffentlichung. In den 80er Jahren dauerhaft in Europa ansässig (u.a. in Frankreich, Italien und Griechenland), geht er 1991 in die USA, ehe er 1995 nach Japan zurückkehrt. 2006 erhielt Haruki Murakami den Franz-Kafka-Literaturpreis. 2009 wurde ihm der Jerusalem Prize für sein literarisches Werk verliehen und 2014 wurde Haruki Murakami mit dem "Welt"-Literaturpreis ausgezeichnet. 2015 wurde er für den Hans Christian Andersen Literaturpreis ausgewählt.
Chapter 1


The taxi's radio was tuned to a classical FM broadcast. Janaìcek's Sinfonietta-probably not the ideal music to hear in a taxi caught in traffic. The middle-aged driver didn't seem to be listening very closely, either. With his mouth clamped shut, he stared straight ahead at the endless line of cars stretching out on the elevated expressway, like a veteran fisherman standing in the bow of his boat, reading the ominous confluence of two currents. Aomame settled into the broad back seat, closed her eyes, and listened to the music.

How many people could recognize Janaìcek's Sinfonietta after hearing just the first few bars? Probably somewhere between "very few" and "almost none." But for some reason, Aomame was one of the few who could.

Janaìcek composed his little symphony in 1926. He originally wrote the opening as a fanfare for a gymnastics festival. Aomame imagined 1926 Czechoslovakia: The First World War had ended, and the country was freed from the long rule of the Hapsburg Dynasty. As they enjoyed the peaceful respite visiting central Europe, people drank Pilsner beer in cafeìs and manufactured handsome light machine guns. Two years earlier, in utter obscurity, Franz Kafka had left the world behind. Soon Hitler would come out of nowhere and gobble up this beautiful little country in the blink of an eye, but at the time no one knew what hardships lay in store for them. This may be the most important proposition revealed by history: "At the time, no one knew what was coming." Listening to Janaìcek's music, Aomame imagined the carefree winds sweeping across the plains of Bohemia and thought about the vicissitudes of history.
In 1926 Japan's Taisho Emperor died, and the era name was changed to Showa. It was the beginning of a terrible, dark time in this country, too. The short interlude of modernism and democracy was ending, giving way to fascism.

Aomame loved history as much as she loved sports. She rarely read fiction, but history books could keep her occupied for hours. What she liked about history was the way all its facts were linked with particular dates and places. She did not find it especially difficult to remember historical dates. Even if she did not learn them by rote memorization, once she grasped the relationship of an event to its time and to the events preceding and following it, the date would come to her automatically. In both middle school and high school, she had always gotten the top grade on history exams. It puzzled her to hear someone say he had trouble learning dates. How could something so simple be a problem for anyone?

"Aomame" was her real name. Her grandfather on her father's side came from some little mountain town or village in Fukushima Prefecture, where there were supposedly a number of people who bore the name, written with exactly the same characters as the word for "green peas" and pronounced with the same four syllables, "Ah-oh-mah-meh." She had never been to the place, however. Her father had cut his ties with his family before her birth, just as her mother had done with her own family, so she had never met any of her grandparents. She didn't travel much, but on those rare occasions when she stayed in an unfamiliar city or town, she would always open the hotel's phone book to see if there were any Aomames in the area. She had never found a single one, and whenever she tried and failed, she felt like a lonely castaway on the open sea.

Telling people her name was always a bother. As soon as the name left her lips, the other person looked puzzled or confused.

"Miss Aomame?"

"Yes. Just like 'green peas.' "

Employers required her to have business cards printed, which only made things worse. People would stare at the card as if she had thrust a letter at them bearing bad news. When she announced her name on the telephone, she would often hear suppressed laughter. In wai

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Autor: Haruki Murakami
ISBN-13:: 9780307593313
ISBN: 0307593312
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.10.2011
Verlag: Random House LCC US
Gewicht: 1289g
Seiten: 944
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 241x167x52 mm