About the author

Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹, Murakami Haruki, born January 12, 1949) is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside his native country. His work has received numerous awards, including the World Fantasy Award, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, and the Jerusalem Prize.

Murakami's most notable works include A Wild Sheep Chase (1982), Norwegian Wood (1987), The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1994–95), Kafka on the Shore (2002), and 1Q84 (2009–10). He has also translated into Japanese works by writers including Raymond Carver and J. D. Salinger. His fiction, sometimes criticized by Japan's literary establishment as un-Japanese, was influenced by Western writers from Chandler to Vonnegut by way of Brautigan. It is frequently surrealistic and melancholic or fatalistic, marked by a Kafkaesque rendition of the "recurrent themes of alienation and loneliness" he weaves into his narratives. Steven Poole of The Guardian praised Murakami as "among the world's greatest living novelists" for his works and achievements.

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At skille sig af med en kat

En sommerdag tager far og søn ud til en strand med familiens kat i en papkasse. De vil, af grunde som sønnen ikke forstår, skille sig af med katten … som imidlertid vil det helt anderledes.

Med udgangspunkt i en enkelt barndomserindring, forsøger Murakami at skrive sig nærmere en forståelse af, hvem hans far egentlig var. Hvorfor bad han hver dag for de mange – såvel japanere som kinesere – som døde under krigen mellem de to lande? Og hvorfor talte han kun en enkelt gang til med sin søn om, hvad der egentlig hændte ham under Anden Verdenskrig?


I denne bog fortæller Haruki Murakami for første gang i den selvbiografiske form om sin egen barndom og om sit problematiske forhold til sin far. Det er en bog om krigens og livets tilfældighed – og det er Murakamis egen meditation over død og erindring.
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Publish date01 Jun 2022
Published byKlim
Languagedan
ISBN audio9788772048437