First Person Singular: Stories (Hardback)
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First Person Singular: Stories (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 06/04/2021
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Once more bending fictional forms to his will, Murakami delivers a hypnotic collection of short stories ranging from jazz to baseball to intricately crafted dreamscapes, all narrated in the first person.

The eight masterly stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator.

From nostalgic memories of youth, meditations on music, and an ardent love of baseball to dreamlike scenarios and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world.

Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Murakami himself is present.

Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781787302600
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 419 g
Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘I never tire of re-entering Murakami’s world, finding his Proustian ability to convey the texture of memory exhilarating, and his fatalistic heroes and their deadpan response to the melodramatic and the outré soothing.’ - The Telegraph

‘For new readers, First Person Singular is a crash course in appreciating this author… each [story] has insights that remain with you long after they are done.’ - The Sunday Times

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Hardback

“Jazz, Monkeys, Baseball and everything in between.”

First Person Singular is a collection of eight short stories written by Haruki Murakami and yes all eight are written in a first person singular narrative. The short stories cover a wide variety of topics from... More

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“First Person Singular”

Murakami presents us with eight short stories, all appear autobiographical and hence written in the first person. Some are observations of events lived, others are bordering the fantastical,e.g. the talking monkey.... More

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“Outstanding short story collection”

Murakami brings together the most unique short stories. First person singular is a series of stories told with the author as the main lead of each of them. The text follows the themes that we have seen Murakami... More

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