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Gabriel, Philip 1953-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 368 publications in 3 languages and 26,776 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Dystopias  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: PL856.U673, 895.635
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Philip Gabriel
Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami( Book )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 2,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This magnificent new novel has a similarly extraordinary scope and the same capacity to amaze, entertain, and bewitch the reader. A tour de force of metaphysical reality, it is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom. Their odyssey, as mysterious to them as it is to us, is enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerizing events. Cats and people carry on conversations, a ghostlike pimp employs a Hegel-quoting prostitute, a forest harbors soldiers apparently unaged since World War II, and rainstorms of fish (and worse) fall from the sky. There is a brutal murder, with the identity of both victim and perpetrator a riddle-yet this, along with everything else, is eventually answered, just as the entwined destinies of Kafka and Nakata are gradually revealed, with one escaping his fate entirely and the other given a fresh start on his own
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Book )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,648 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
Colorless tsukuru tazaki and his years of pilgrimage : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )

29 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The new novel--a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan--from the internationally acclaimed author, his first since IQ84"--
Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,680 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
What I talk about when I talk about running : a memoir by Haruki Murakami( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons and a dozen critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and--even more important--on his writing.--From publisher description
The sputnik sweetheart : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scenario is as simple as it is uncomfortable: a college student falls in love (once and for all, despite everything that transpires afterward) with a classmate whose devotion to Kerouac and an untidy writerly life precludes any personal commitments--until she meets a considerably older and far more sophisticated businesswoman. It is through this wormhole that she enters Murakami's surreal yet humane universe, to which she serves as guide both for us and for her frustrated suitor, now a teacher. In the course of her travels from parochial Japan through Europe and ultimately to an island off the coast of Greece, she disappears without a trace, leaving only lineaments of her fate: computer accounts of bizarre events and stories within stories. The teacher, summoned to assist in the search for her, experiences his own ominous, haunting visions, which lead him nowhere but home to Japan--and there, under the expanse of deep space and the still-orbiting Sputnik, he finally achieves a true understanding of his beloved
Underground by Haruki Murakami( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the 1995 Tokyo Gas Attack, during which agents of a Japanese cult released a gas deadlier than cyanide into the subway system, as documented in interviews with its survivors, perpetrators, and victim family members. In March 1995, agents of a Japanese religious cult attacked the Tokyo subway system with sarin, a gas twenty six times as deadly as cyanide. Attempting to discover why, Murakami conducted hundreds of interviews with the people involved, from the survivors to the perpetrators to the relatives of those who died. Underground is their story in their own voices. Concerned with the fundamental issues that led to the attack as well as these personal accounts, Underground is a document of what happened in Tokyo as well as a warning of what could happen anywhere. This is an enthralling and unique work of nonfiction that is timely, vital, and as brilliantly executed as Murakami's novels. From Haruki Murakami, internationally acclaimed author of the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Norwegian Wood, a work of literary journalism that is as fascinating as it is necessary, as provocative as it is profound. It was a clear spring day, Monday, March 20, 1995, when five members of the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo conducted chemical warfare on the Tokyo subway system using sarin, a poison gas twenty-six times as deadly as cyanide. The unthinkable had happened; a major urban transit system had become the target of a terrorist attack. Attempting to discover why, Murakami conducted hundreds of interviews with the people involved, from a subway authority employee with survivor guilt, to a fashion salesman with more venom for the media than for the perpetrators, to a young cult member who vehemently condemns the attack though he has not quit Aum. Through these and many other voices, Murakami exposes intriguing aspects of the Japanese psyche. And, as he discerns the fundamental issues leading to the attack, we achieve a clear vision of an event that could occur anytime, anywhere. Hauntingly compelling and inescapably important, Underground is a powerful work of journalistic literature from one of the world's most perceptive writers. Concerned with the fundamental issues that led to the attack as well as these personal accounts, Underground is a document of what happened in Tokyo as well as a warning of what could happen anywhere. This is an enthralling and unique work of nonfiction that is timely and vital and as wonderfully executed as Murakami's brilliant novels
Real world by Natsuo Kirino( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a crowded Tokyo suburb, four teenage girls indifferently wade their way through a hot, smoggy summer. When one of them, Toshi, discovers that her nextdoor neighbor has been brutally murdered, the girls suspect the killer is the neighbor's son. But when he flees, taking Toshi's bike and cell phone with him, the four girls get caught up in a tempest of dangers that rise from within them as well as from the world around them."--Publisher's description
Genocide of one : a thriller by Kazuaki Takano( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During a briefing in Washington D.C., the President is informed of a threat to national security: a three-year-old boy named Akili, who is already the smartest being on the planet. Representing the next step in human evolution, Akili can perceive patterns and predict future events better than most supercomputers, and is capable of manipulating grand-scale events like pieces on a chess board. And yet, for all that power, Akili has the emotional maturity of a child--which might make him the most dangerous threat humanity has ever faced. An American soldier, Jonathan Yeager, leads an international team of elite operatives deep into the heart of the Congolese jungle under Presidential orders to destroy this threat to humanity before Akili's full potential can be realized. But Yeager has a very sick child, and Akili's advanced knowledge of all things, medicine included, may be Yeager's only hope for saving his son's life. Soon Yeager finds himself caught between following his orders and saving a creature with a hidden agenda, who plans to either save humanity as we know it--or destroy it"--
Somersault : a novel by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after recanting their teachings and abandoning their zealous and violent congregation, two men known only as the Patron and Guide of Humankind seek to overcome a radical faction while leading peaceful followers toward a new future
Ōe and beyond : fiction in contemporary Japan by Stephen Snyder( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Villain by Shūichi Yoshida( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"January 6, 2002. The body of a female insurance saleswoman is found in the southernmost region of Japan, at a spot rumored to be a home to ghosts. Shortly thereafter Yuichi, a young construction worker, is arrested by the Nagasaki police on suspicion of murder ..."--Publisher description
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 500 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
South of the border, west of the sun by Haruki Murakami( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Vietnamese and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful Japanese nightclub owner, husband, and father risks everything to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart
Men without women : stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dazzling new collection of short stories--the first major new work of fiction from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic"--
Storm rider by Akira Yoshimura( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hikotaro, a young Japanese man raised in America from orphanhood at the age of thirteen, finds himself in a changed country and caught between two wars--the violence sparked by Japan's opening to the world, and America's Civil War--when he returns to his native land in an attempt to recapture the life he remembers
Spirit matters : the transcendent in modern Japanese literature by Philip Gabriel( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mad wives and Island dreams : Shimao Toshio and the margins of Japanese literature by Philip Gabriel( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parade by Shūichi Yoshida( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four twenty-somethings share an apartment in Tokyo. In Parade each tells their story: their lives, their hopes and fears, their loves, their secrets. Kotomi waits by the phone for a boyfriend who never calls. Ryosuke wants someone that he can't have. Mirai spends her days drawing and her nights hanging out in gay bars. Naoki works for a film company, and everyone treats him like an elder brother. Then Satoru turns up. He's eighteen, homeless, and does night work of a very particular type. In the next-door apartment something disturbing is going on. And outside, in the streets around their apartment block, there is violence in the air. From the writer of the cult classic Villain, Parade is a tense, disturbing, thrilling tale of life in the city
Frozen dreams : based on a true story by Wahei Tatematsu( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on a real-life tragedy in 1965, this novel tells the story of a party of climbers on the Hidaka mountain range on Japan's northern island. In spite of weather warnings, six men attempt an ascent on the highest peak, Mount Poroshiri - a fateful decision that costs all their lives as they are caught up in an avalanche. Miraculously, one climber, Odagiri, is known to have survived for four days after his companions had frozen to death. The reader enters the mind of Odagiri trapped in snow, half-frozen, half-asleep, and revisiting his past as death slowly creeps upon him, telling his own story and that of an adventure gone wrong"--
 
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Alternative Names
Gabriel, J. Philip

Gabriel, J. Philip 1953-

Gabriel, J. Philip (James Philip), 1953-

Gabriel, James Philip.

Gabriel, James Philip 1953-

Gabriel, Philip.

Gabriel, Philip 1953-

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1Q84Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four storiesWhat I talk about when I talk about running : a memoirThe sputnik sweetheart : a novelUndergroundReal worldSomersault : a novelŌe and beyond : fiction in contemporary Japan