What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 29, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami

An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is an illuminating glimpse into the solitary passions of one of our greatest artists.

While training for the New York City Marathon, Haruki Murakami decided to keep a journal of his progress. The result is a memoir about his intertwined obsessions with running and writing, full of vivid recollections and insights, including the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, here is a rich and revelatory work that elevates the human need for motion to an art form.

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Despite having no interest in running whatsoever, I find whatever Murakami writes interesting, and the book doesn’t focus exclusively on marathons (thankfully for me), instead using the topic as ... Read full review

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I loved the title borrowed from Raymond Carverīs ‘What I Talk about When I Talk about Love’. I had never read anything by the author but I knew about him. When I saw the book in perfect condition at a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
24
Section 3
48
Section 4
69
Section 5
88
Section 6
103
Section 7
123
Section 8
136
Section 9
152
Section 10
175
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About the author (2008)

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. The most recent of his many honors is the Franz Kafka Prize.

www.harukimurakami.com


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