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Murakami, Ryū 1952-

Works: 508 works in 1,458 publications in 16 languages and 9,335 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Bildungsromans  Drama  History  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Dystopias  Dystopian fiction  Horror films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Director, Author of screenplay, Other, Editor, Scenarist, Restager
Classifications: PL856.U696, 895.635
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ryū Murakami
In the miso soup by Ryū Murakami( Book )

46 editions published between 1019 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is just before New Year's. Frank, an overweight American tourist, has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour of Tokyo's sleazy nightlife on three successive evenings. But Frank's behavior is so strange that Kenji begins to entertain a horrible suspicion: that his new client is in fact the serial killer currently terrorizing the city. It isn't until the second night, however, in a scene that will shock you and make you laugh and make you hate yourself for laughing, that Kenji learns exactly how much he has to fear and how irrevocably his encounter with this great white whale of an American will change his life. Kenji's intimate knowledge of Tokyo's sex industry, his thoughtful observations and wisecracks about the emptiness and hypocrisy of contemporary Japan, and his insights into the shockingly widespread phenomena of "compensated dating" and selling it among Japanese schoolgirls, give us plenty to think about on every page. Kenji is our likable, if far from innocent, guide to the inferno of violence and evil into which he unwillingly descends - and from which only Jun, his sixteen-year-old, can possibly save him
Piercing by Ryū Murakami( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kawashima Masayuki is a successful graphic designer living in Tokyo with his loving wife, Yoko, and their baby girl. Outwardly, their lives are a picture of happiness and contentment, but every night while his wife sleeps Kawashima creeps from his bed and watches over the baby's crib with an ice pick in his hand and an almost visceral desire to use it. One particular night, as this struggle unfolds once more, Kawashima makes a decision to confront his demons, and sets into motion an uncontrollable chain of events seeming to lead inexorably to murder
69 : sixty-nine by Ryū Murakami( Book )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year in the life of a high school student in 1960s Japan
Coin locker babies by Ryū Murakami( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two babies abandoned in a locker at a railroad station. They grow up to represent the darker side of Japanese youth, lacking tradition and religion. One brother becomes a male prostitute, then a rock star, the other goes to jail and becomes involved in a plot to poison Tokyo. By the author of 69
Audition by Ryū Murakami( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this thriller from the best-selling Japanese author, a widower stages an open casting call with his filmmaker friend to attract the perfect wife and is taken in by a striking young ballerina with a mysterious past. Original
Almost transparent blue by Ryū Murakami( Book )

55 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel chronicles the drug underground of artists, prostitutes, and black American servicemen in Japan during the late 1960's
Popular hits of the Showa era by Ryū Murakami( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a "gang war" between six aimless youths and six tough, independent career women battling for control of a Tokyo neighborhood and exacting revenge when one of them succumbs to a lethal ambush
From the fatherland, with love by Ryū Murakami( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Fatherland, with Love is set in an alternative, dystopian present in which the dollar has collapsed and Japan's economy has fallen along with it. The North Korean government, sensing an opportunity, sends a fleet of rebels in the first land invasion that Japan has ever faced. Japan can't cope with the surprise onslaught of Operation From the Fatherland, with Love. But the terrorist Ishihara and his band of renegade youths--once dedicated to upsetting the Japanese government--turn their deadly attention to the North Korean threat. They will not allow Fukuoka to fall without a fight. Epic in scale, From the Fatherland, with Love is laced throughout with Murakami's characteristically savage violence. It's both a satisfying thriller and a completely mad, over-the-top novel like few others
Michiko Kon : still lifes by Michiko Kon( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ōdishon = Audition by Takashi Miike( Visual )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition for a phony film, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all and the widower becomes drawn into her sadistic and vengeful world
Lignes by Bruno Letort( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raffuruzu Hoteru = Raffles Hotel by Ryū Murakami( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moeko, une actrice aussi émouvante qu'antipathique qui sombre peu à peu dans la folie, Kariya, un ancien correspondant de guerre, et Takeo, un jeune guide touristique venu chercher fortune à Singapour, assemblent peu à peu les pièces d'un puzzle onirique autour de la figure centrale du célèbre hôtel Raffles, symbole d'un monde nostalgique où se croisent des existences vécues ou peut-être rêvées.--[Memento]
Topāzu by Ryū Murakami( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These fifteen stories center around an eclectic cast of not-so-average Tokyoites in the decades of the eighties, nineties, and noughties - call girls, film directors, murderers and mental cases, truck drivers, hostesses, waiters, drug dealers, single mothers, and broken-hearted lovers. They all come alive here, channeled through the imaginative genius of Ryu Murakami, to share tales rich in humor, pathos, humanity, and hope."--Page 4 of cover
Kyoko : roman by Ryū Murakami( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo decadence by Ryū Murakami( Visual )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the most lavish penthouses, visible only though the keyholes, there exists a dangerous and erotic world. High-paid prostitutes who specialize in high-stakes games make the rounds. The richer the client, the wilder the ride. When fantasy gets too rough for one young call-girl, escaping becomes her reality
Les bébés de la consigne automatique : roman by Ryū Murakami( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hahi et Kiku, deux bébés abandonnés dans une consigne de gare, passent leur petite enfance dans un orphelinat. On suit en parallèle les destins des deux frères, décrivant le mécanisme qui les pousse à revivre sans cesse le traumatisme de leur enfance, racontant comment ces enfants purs et attachants passent du statut de victimes à celui de bourreaux." [Source : 4e de couv., tirage 2010]
Line by Ryū Murakami( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junko, Yasuko, Akemi et les autres : un roman polyphonique où se déroulent inexorablement les destins d'êtres enfermés dans leurs solitudes et qui n'ont que leurs désespoirs à échanger. Kaléidoscope de souffrances, de cauchemars, de paranoïas et de violence meurtrière
Kyōseichū by Ryū Murakami( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kibō no kuni no ekusodasu by Ryū Murakami( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanatos by Ryū Murakami( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un photographe japonais installé à Cuba sert d'interprète à une de ses compatriotes. Cette femme, très belle, qui fut actrice à Paris, lui raconte son histoire et sa rencontre avec le Maître avec qui elle noua des relations intenses fondées sur le plaisir et la soumission. Ce roman forme avec "Ectasy" et "Melancholia" une trilogie nommée "Monologues sur le plaisir, la lassitude et la mort."
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In the miso soup
Piercing69 : sixty-nineCoin locker babiesAuditionAlmost transparent bluePopular hits of the Showa eraFrom the fatherland, with loveMichiko Kon : still lifes
Alternative Names
Cunshang, Long 1952-

Murakami, Ri︠u︡

Murakami, Rjú

Murakami, Rjú 1952-

Murakami Ryu

Murakami, Ryū 1952-

Murakami Ryūnosuke

Murakami, Ryūnosuke 1952-

Murakami Ryuu

Murakamii, Ryû

Rjú Murakami

Rjú Murakami japonský spisovatel, scenárista a režisér

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Ryū Murakami écrivain japonais

Ryū Murakami escritor japonés

Ryū Murakami jaapani kirjanik

Ryū Murakami Japanese writer

Ryū Murakami japanischer Autor

Ryū Murakami Japans schrijver

Ryu Murakami scriitor japonez

Ryū Murakami scrittore, sceneggiatore e regista giapponese

Ryû, Murakamii

Ryu Mwrakamï

Ryūnosuke Murakami 1952-...

Μουρακάμι, Ριου

Мураками, Рю

Мураками, Рю 1952-

Рю Мураками

Рю Мураками 1952-

Рю Мураками японский писатель

Рю Муракамі

Рју Мураками

ריו מורקמי סופר יפני

ريو موراكامي كاتب ومؤلف ياباني

ريۋ مۋراكامىي

ریو موراكامی

ریو موراکامی فیلمنامه‌نویس، نویسنده، و کارگردان ژاپنی

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무라카미, 류

무라카미, 류 1952-

무라카미 류노스케 1952-

촌상룡 1952-

촌상룡지조 1952-

촌상용 1952-

むらかみりゅう 1952-

むらかみりゅうのすけ 1952-

ムラカミ, リュウ

ムラカミ, リュウ 1952-

村上, 龍

村上 龍 1952-....

村上 龍之介 1952-....

村上, 龍之助 1952-


村上龍 1952-

村上龍之助 1952-