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McCarthy, Ralph F.

Overview
Works: 151 works in 358 publications in 3 languages and 4,352 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Juvenile works  Stories in rhyme  Biography  History  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Dystopian fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Adapter, Other
Classifications: PL856.U696, 895.635
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ralph F McCarthy
In the miso soup by Ryū Murakami( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 585 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 )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 346 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
From the fatherland, with love by Ryū Murakami( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 344 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
Audition by Ryu Murakami( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 317 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
The moon princess = [Kaguyahime] by Ralph F McCarthy( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl raised in the humble home of a bamboo cutter grows up to be a wise and renowned beauty but eventually she must return to her real home
Issunbōshi by Ralph F McCarthy( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brave little boy who sailed to the Capital in a teacup and fought a demon with a needle to win the love of a Lady is a Japanese cousin to Thumb Tom
Kaguyahime by Ralph F McCarthy( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl raised in the humble home of a bamboo cutter grows up to be a wise and renowned beauty but eventually she must return to her real home
Grandfather Cherry Blossom by Ralph F McCarthy( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kind old woodcutter and his greedy neighbor are appropriately rewarded for their deeds
The adventure of Momotaro, the Peach Boy by Ralph F McCarthy( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Multiple languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Found floating on the river inside a peach by an old couple, Momotaro grows up and fights the terrible demons who have terrorized the village for years
Urashima and the Kingdom Beneath the Sea by Ralph F McCarthy( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After traveling to the kingdom beneath the sea, a young fisherman thinks he has stayed three years but when he returns home, he discovers he has been gone three hundred years
Kintarō by Ralph F McCarthy( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kintaro, the strongest, kindest, gentlest boy in Japan, gains fame and fortune when he joins a famous samurai's band of warriors. One of Japan's most enduring and popular children's stories. Raised in a mountain forest by his beautiful young mother, Kintaro's gentle nature and prodigious strength win him the love and admiration of all the forest creatures
Once upon a time in Japan( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infinity net : the autobiography of Yayoi Kusama by Yayoi Kusama( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant contemporary artists at work today. This engaging memoir reveals her to be a fascinating, maverick figure, channeling her obsessive neuroses into an art that transcends cultural barriers. The decade Kusama spent in New York saw her status change from poverty-stricken artist living in a freezing loft and existing on scraps of food, to doyenne of the counter-cultural art scene. She tells the story of her relationships with key art-world figures, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Donald Judd, Andy Warhol and the reclusive Joseph Cornell, with whom she forged a close bond. In candid terms she describes her childhood and the first appearance of the obsessive visions that have haunted her throughout her life. Returning to Japan and to relative obscurity in the early 1970s, Kusama admitted herself to a psychiatric hospital in Tokyo. It is from this base that she has emerged to add to the seemingly endless stream of artworks and writings that in the past decade have won her international acclaim and seen her the subject of many major exhibitions across the world. This remarkable autobiography, translated by Ralph McCarthy, provides a powerful insight into the mind of a unique artist, haunted by fears and phobias yet determined to maintain her position at the forefront of the artistic avant-garde."--Publisher's description
Urashima Tarō by Ralph F McCarthy( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After traveling to the Kingdom Beneath the Sea, a young fisherman thinks he has stayed three years but when he returns home, he discovers he has been gone three hundred years
69 : sixty-nine by Ryū Murakami( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year in the life of a high school student in 1960s Japan
Infinity net : the autobiography of Yayoi Kusama by Yayoi Kusama( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant contemporary artists. This title tells the story of her life and career, revealing her as a fascinating figure and maverick artist who channels her obsessive neuroses into an art that transcends cultural barriers. It provides an account of her relationships with key art-world figures
Urashima Tarō by Ralph F McCarthy( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After traveling to the Kingdom Beneath the Sea, a young fisherman thinks he has stayed three years but when he returns home, he discovers he has been gone three hundred years
The sparrow's inn by Ralph F McCarthy( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After he cares for an injured sparrow, a gentle old man is richly rewarded, while his cruel and greedy wife gets what she deserves
The Monkey and the Crab by Ralph F McCarthy( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A greedy, thoughtless monkey gets his comeuppance when the animals band together
 
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