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Rubin, Jay 1941-

Overview
Works: 104 works in 404 publications in 7 languages and 18,754 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Drama 
Roles: Translator, Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PL856.U673, 895.635
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jay Rubin
 
Most widely held works by Jay Rubin
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Book )

29 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer
The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 2,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having quit his job, Toru Okada is enjoying a pleasant stint as a "house husband", listening to music and arranging the dry cleaning and doing the cooking - until his cat goes missing, his wife becomes distant and begins acting strangely, and he starts meeting enigmatic people with fantastic life stories. They involve him in a world of psychics, shared dreams, out-of-body experiences, and shaman-like powers, and tell him stories from Japan's war in Manchuria, about espionage on the border with Mongolia, the battle of Nomonhan, the killing of the animals in Hsin-ching's zoo, and the fate of Japanese prisoners-of-war in the Soviet camps in Siberia
After dark by Haruki Murakami( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 2,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters--Eri, a fashion model sleeping her way to oblivion, and Mari, a young student--form the center of a novel that documents a series of encounters--with a jazz trombonist, the manager of a "love hotel" and her maid staff, and a Chinese prostitute brutalized by a businessman client--in Tokyo during the witching hours between midnight and dawn
Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the best-selling triumph of Kafka on the Shore-"daringly original," wrote Steven Moore in The Washington Post Book World, "and compulsively readable"--Comes a collection that generously expresses Murakami's mastery. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit his ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are instructive, surprising, and relentlessly entertaining"--Page 2 of cover
Norwegian wood by Haruki Murakami( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Thai and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable. As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman"--Page 4 of cover
After the quake : stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over de gevolgen voor gewone mensen van de aardbeving in Kobe en de gifgasaanval in de metro van Tokio in 1995
Rashōmon and seventeen other stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Akutagawa (1892-1927) was one of Japan's foremost stylists - a modernist master whose stories are marked by original imagery, cynicism, beauty and wild humour. Including both famous and little-known works, some translated into English for the first time, this volume reveals Akutagawa in a new light. In his introduction, Haruki Murakami explores Akutagawa's place in Japanese culture and influence on his own writing, while Jay Rubin's translations capture the spirit of the originals."--Cover
Modern Japanese writers( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haruki Murakami and the music of words by Jay Rubin( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den japanske forfatter Haruki Murakami f. 1949
Sanshiro : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the twenty-three-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving "real world" of Tokyo, its women, and university
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer
Injurious to public morals : writers and the Meiji state by Jay Rubin( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absolutely on music : conversations by Seiji Ozawa( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate conversation about music and creativity, between the internationally bestselling writer and a world-class conductor. 'My only purpose in this book was for me, as a music lover, to have a discussion of music with the musician Seiji Ozawa that was as open and honest as possible. I simply wanted to bring out the ways that each of us (though on vastly different levels) is dedicated to music.' Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. Now, in Absolutely on Music, Murakami fulfills a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk about their shared interest. Transcribed from lengthy conversations about the nature of music and writing, here they discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from record collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more. Ultimately this book gives readers an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of two maestros
Making sense of Japanese : what the textbooks don't tell you by Jay Rubin( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kokoro by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No collection of Japanese literature is complete without Kokoro, the last novel Natsume Soseki complete before his death in 1916. Published here in the first new translation in more than fifty years, Kokoro--meaning "heart"--Is the story of a subtle and poignant friendship between two unnamed characters, a young man and an enigmatic elder whom he calls "Sensei". Haunted by tragic secrets that have cast a long shadow over his life, Sensei slowly opens up to his young disciple, confessing indiscretions from his own student days that have left him reeling with guilt, and revealing, in the seemingly unbridgeable chasm between his moral anguish and his student's struggle to understand it, the profound cultural shift from one generation to the next that characterized Japan in the early twentieth century"--Page [4] of wrappers
After dark by Haruki Murakami( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Tokyo during the witching hours between midnight and dawn, the novel features two sisters--Eri, a fashion model slumbering her way into oblivion, and Mari, a young student soon led from solitary reading at an anonymous Denny's toward people whose lives are radically alien to her own: a jazz trombonist who claims they've met before, a burly female "love hotel" manager and her maid staff, and a Chinese prostitute savagely brutalized by a businessman
Norwegian wood by Haruki Murakami( Recording )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toru Watanabe, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable. As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer
The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While searching for his missing wife, Japanese lawyer Toru Okada has strange experiences and meets strange characters. A woman wants phone sex, a man describes wartime torture, he finds himself at the bottom of a well. Part detective story, part philosophical meditation
The miner by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Miner is the most daringly experimental and least well-known novel of the great Meiji writer Natsume Soseki. An absurdist tale about the indeterminate nature of human personality, written in 1908, it was in many ways a precursor to the work of Joyce and Beckett. The result is a novel that is both absurd and comical, and a true modernist classic
 
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1Q84
Alternative Names
Jay Rubin Amerikaans taalkundige

Jay Rubin US-amerikanischer Japanologe, Professor für japanische Literatur und Übersetzer

Rubin, Dzheĭ

Rubin, Jay

Rūbin, Jei 1941-

Рубин, Джей

Рубин, Джей 1941-

ジェイ・ルービン

ルービン, ジェイ

ルービン, ジェイ, 1941-

ルービン, ジェイ1941- 1941-

Languages
English (266)

German (4)

Japanese (3)

Chinese (3)

Polish (2)

Thai (2)

Russian (1)

Covers
The wind-up bird chronicleAfter darkBlind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four storiesNorwegian woodAfter the quake : storiesRashōmon and seventeen other storiesHaruki Murakami and the music of wordsSanshiro : a novel