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Murakami Haruki
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Part 1 Part I: Theoretical Preliminaries Chapter 2 The Murakami Phenomenon: Critical/Fictional Thematics Chapter 3 Simulacral Structures: Modernity, the Global and the Idea of the Japanese Novel Chapter 4 The Theory of the Simulacrum:Trajectories and Limits Part 5 Part II: The Critique of Orthodoxy 6 Parody, Pastiche, Metafiction: Hear the Wind Sing 7 Allegory as Modality:Pinball, 1973 8 Alleory as Landscape: A Wild Sheep Chase 9 Part III: The Return of the Referent 10 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: Contexts 11 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: Subject and Text 12 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: Stories 13 Conclusion: From Simulacrum to Differend

About the Author

Michael R. Seats is senior lecturer in the Division of Language Studies at City University of Hong Kong.

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Murakami Haruki reinvigorates debate regarding Murakami's ultimate purpose and place as a writer, and his role in the larger debates concerning Japanese modernity and subjectivity, and is therefore a useful addition to the body of discourse on this important novelist. * The Journal of Japanese Studies *

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