Summary Of Haruki Murakami S What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Author : Everest Media,
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Everest Media LLC
ISBN : 9798822530430
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I came to Hawaii at the end of July and have been running every day since. I’m aiming at increasing the distance I run, so speed is less of an issue. As long as I can run a certain distance, that’s all I care about. #2 I began living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the end of May of this year, and running has been the mainstay of my daily routine ever since. I’m seriously running now, by seriously I mean thirty-six miles a week. In other words, six miles a day, six days a week. #3 I’m not very competitive. I never cared much whether I beat others or lost to them, and this remained unchanged after I grew up. I’m more interested in whether I reach the goals that I set for myself. #4 The same can be said about the novelist and the runner. The only opponent you have to beat is yourself, and you can only improve your time by clearing each level. Once you reach your physical peak, you can no longer improve your time.

Literary Translation

Author : Chantal Wright
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317286783
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Routledge Translation Guides cover the key translation text types and genres and equip translators and students of translation with the skills needed to translate them. Concise, accessible and written by leading authorities, they include examples from existing translations, activities, further reading suggestions and a glossary of key terms. Literary Translation introduces students to the components of the discipline and models the practice. Three concise chapters help to familiarize students with: what motivates the act of translation how to read and critique literary translations how to read for translation. A range of sustained case studies, both from existing sources and the author’s own research, are provided along with a selection of relevant tasks and activities and a detailed glossary. The book is also complemented by a feature entitled ‘How to get started in literary translation’ on the Routledge Translation Studies Portal ( Literary Translation is an essential guidebook for all students of literary translation within advanced undergraduate and postgraduate/graduate programmes in translation studies, comparative literature and modern languages.

Haruki Murakami And His Early Work

Author : Masaki Mori
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Lexington Books
ISBN : 9781793635983
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Haruki Murakami and His Early Work first discusses Murakami Haruki’s real-life activities and interests, such as his self-identity as a Japanese novelist, his position in the Japanese literary canon, music, translation and running. In this context, three short stories as pivotal to his early writing career are examined, including “The Second Bakery Attack,” “The Elephant Vanishes,” and “TV People.” Written in an easy style to read, and with the content full of references to select contemporary popular culture and consumer products, his fiction in general tends to invite criticism of irrelevance and frivolity. Against their nonsensical, even humorous appearance, however, the book’s close analysis reveals his persistent concern with the plight of today’s humanity in postindustrial reality. Through the bewildering stories, Murakami delivers a covert critique of aspects of the sociopolitical system, including unbridled consumerism, relentless pursuit of efficiency, and electronic media saturation, that brings people into total submission without their realization of the plight in which they are placed. In this respect, these short stories rival his acclaimed novels while showing his essential concerns and literary creativity more succinctly.

The Culture Of Ships And Maritime Narratives

Author : Chryssanthi Papadopoulou
Genre : History
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781351677844
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The ship transcends the descriptive categories of place, vehicle and artefact; it is a cosmos, which requires its own cosmology. This is the subject matter of this volume, which falls within the broader, flourishing sub-field of maritime anthropology. Specifically, the volume first investigates the dialectic between the sea, the ship and the ship-dweller and shows how traits are exchanged between the three. It then focuses on land-dwellers, their understanding of seaborne existence and their invaluable contribution to the culture of ships. It shows that the romanticised views of life at sea that land-dwellers hold constitute an important aspect of the cosmology of ships and they too need to be considered if the polyvalence of ships is to be fully understood. In order for this cosmology to be written, some of the volume’s contributors have travelled on ships and interviewed mariners, fishermen, boat-builders and boat-dwellers; others have traced the courses of ships in poems, films, philosophical texts, and collective myths of genealogy and heritage. Overall the volume shows where ships can go, and how they are perceived and experienced by those living and travelling in them, watching and waiting for them, dreaming and writing about them, and, finally, what literal and metaphorical crews man them.

Endurance Running

Author : William Bridel
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317609384
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Running is a fundamental human activity and holds an important place in popular culture. In recent decades it has exploded in popularity as a leisure pursuit, with marathons and endurance challenges exerting a strong fascination. Endurance Running is the first collection of original qualitative research to examine distance running through a socio-cultural lens, with a general objective of understanding the concept and meaning of endurance historically and in contemporary times. Adopting diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to explore topics such as historical conceptualizations of endurance, lived experiences of endurance running, and the meaning of endurance in individual lives, the book reveals how the biological, historical, psychological, and sociological converge to form contextually specific ideas about endurance running and runners. Endurance Running is an essential book for anybody researching across the entire spectrum of endurance sports and fascinating reading for anybody working in the sociology of sport or the body, cultural studies or behavioural science.

Haruki Murakami

Author : Mark Mussari
Genre : Authors, Japanese
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
ISBN : 0761441247
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Readers of the books in Todays Writers and Their Works will learn the story behind each writers story.


Author : Lindsey A. Freeman
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Duke University Press
ISBN : 9781478024286
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In Running, former NCAA Division I track athlete Lindsey A. Freeman presents the feminist and queer handbook of running that she always wanted but could never find. For Freeman, running is full of joy, desire, and indulgence in the pleasure and weirdness of having a body. It allows for a space of freedom—to move and be moved. Through tender storytelling of a lifetime wearing running shoes, Freeman considers injury and recovery, what it means to run as a visibly queer person, and how the release found in running comes from a desire to touch something that cannot be accessed when still. Running invites us to run through life, legging it out the best we can with heart and style.

Books For Living

Author : Will Schwalbe
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN : 9780385353557
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From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. "[A] gift, and one that keeps giving.” —USA Today For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, and to find the answers to life’s questions big and small. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book and how it relates to concerns we all share. These books span centuries and genres—from Stuart Little to The Girl on the Train, from David Copperfield to Wonder, from Giovanni's Room to Rebecca, and from 1984 to Gifts from the Sea. Throughout, Schwalbe tells stories from his life and focuses on the way certain books can help us honor those we've loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully.

Alastair Campbell Diaries Volume 7

Author : Alastair Campbell
Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Biteback Publishing
ISBN : 9781785904066
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Caught in the no man's land between being a key figure in Downing Street and the relative anonymity of the world outside politics, Alastair Campbell finds himself being torn in several directions. Having succeeded Tony Blair as Prime Minister, Gordon Brown wants Campbell at his side. Campbell resists, flooding his reservoir of guilt as a general election looms and Brown's indecision and fluctuating moods suggest the Labour administration is seriously threatened by the Tory 'posh boy', David Cameron. Soon Campbell is earning not only praise but big money from motivational speaking and writing novels which darkly reflect the personal mood swings that continue to concern to both him and his family. Serious journalism across platforms old and new puts him back in the public eye and together with live appearances and a love of sport – his enduring love affair with Burnley Football Club still smoulders – sees him board a celebrity merry-go-round that often leaves him far from his comfort zone. With politics constantly tugging his sleeve, he eventually returns to the front line to marshal a party in disarray. The intensity of the months leading up to 6 May 2010 is as dramatic as any screenplay, with Campbell chronicling Brown's struggle to win over a disillusioned nation and then his dignified departure from the main stage. For Campbell, another chapter closes. So what next?

One For Joy An Introvert S Guide To The Secret World Of Solitude

Author : Tom Albrighton
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : ABC Business Communications Ltd
ISBN : 9781739915438
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If you love spending time alone, One for Joy is for you. Solitude is more than the absence of other people. It’s an experience just like any other, and it can be as joyful, valuable and inspiring as any other aspect of our lives. It’s time we rediscovered the lost art of being alone. One for Joy is a treasure trove of ideas, stories and reflections that looks at every side of solitude: - Why solitude is so important for introverts, and why our need to be alone is sometimes hard for others to understand - How we experience solitude, and how solitude and company relate to each other - The many ways to be alone, from brief daydreams to solo journeys, everywhere from wide-open spaces to cosy nooks - The benefits of solitude, from resting and recharging to focused work, self-care and deep reflection - Ideas and reflections on solitude from Byron and Charlotte Brontë to Bo Burnham and Kate Bush, and fictional characters from Pippi Longstocking to Darth Vader - How digital technology and social media have changed our experience of solitude. Wide-ranging and insightful, with a light and readable style, One for Joy is a fun and fascinating read for anyone who’s happy on their own.