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Norwegian Wood Vol. 1 (ノルウェイの森 #1)

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1987年9月、講談社から書き下ろし作品として上下二分冊で刊行された。1991年4月に講談社文庫として文庫化、2004年9月に文庫改訂版が出された(なお、単行本にはあとがきが付されているが、文庫版には掲載されていない)。

執筆はギリシャ、シチリア、ローマで行われた。そのため、引き続いてロンドンで執筆した『ダンス・ダンス・ダンス』と共に「異国の影のようなものが宿命的にしみついている」「結果として書かれるべくして書かれた小説」「もし日本で書かれていたとしたら、(中略)これほど垂直的に「入って」いかなかったろう」と村上は『遠い太鼓』に書いている。1987年3月7日、早朝から17時間休みなしで第一稿を深夜に書き上げる。直後の日記に「すごく良い」とだけ書き記した。3月26日、第二稿完成。すべてボールペンで手書き。

学生運動の時代を背景として、主人公「僕」
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Paperback, 317 pages
Published by Kodansha International Ltd. (first published 1989)
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Ryan
Sep 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The "red book" is the first of two small volumes of Norwergian Wood published by Kodansha. The story is one of the most popular and widely read of Murakami, in Japan or elsewhere. It tells of a pair of young lovers trying to deal with their painful past. My first impressions border between boredom and irritation. I didn't find much to admire in the slow unfolding (plodding) of the plot. The writing style, at least in this first-half, is pedestrian and dry. It made me think that perhaps I prefer ...more
Garrett
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
So this is half of this book.

Which means I have to read another half of this at some point. Which I wouldn't mind, as Murakami's prose and dreamy style are intoxicating while imposing a sense of melancholy inevitability that creates a profound experience for the reader. His people are plausibly real, and one feels transported to Japan, 1969.

However.

I can just tell this doesn't end well. Despite the opportunity to read more about Midori, I feel nothing but foreboding for the back half of this boo
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Jo Alcock
Jul 19, 2012 rated it liked it

Twenty-two years ago, in 1990 Tokyo, Alfred Birnbaum's translation of Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood left me unmoved. My attachment to old Japan, traditional Japan, was still strong then. And it is not dead now. But after living in Japan for six years after that, I made peace with modern, urban Japanese life, it seems—a deal with the Devil, some may say. Now, after reading six of Murakami's other novels, I'm revisiting Norwegian Wood and find it better, much better, than before. (The same thin

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Olia
Oct 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-japanese
I started to read the book on the recommendation of a friend.... The first 100 pages were quite a challenge, no action, only descriptions and speculations of the main character (not quite typical for most of modern european books), but still could enjoy a very nice Japanese language. Something like and action started later, but still i don't feel a strong necessity to read to read the book quickly to find out what the end is.

The book seems to be for a slowly reading - just enjoy the language an
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Nami
May 21, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For some reason I can't find this book listed in English, but I'm not reading the Japanese version. The translated title is "Norwegian Wood" - it is by Haruki Murakami

5/08 - I am going to read more of this author. I also liked this translation. It was a little bit old timey but maybe that's how he writes. I'll never know. I'm a sucker for good story organization and appropriate revelation timing. This book had all of it, and really did an amazing job of conveying this quiet sadness and lonelines
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Steffanie
Oct 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Part one of this book was very engaging. It is the first time I am reading Murakami, but suspect that I will be reading much more of his work. Being set (mostly) in Japan, and written by a Japanese writer, I wouldn't have expected Norwegian Wood to be so wide-ranging. I mean, the title itself if from the Beatles song. And thank you Murakami for making me give that song a listen! Nonetheless, besides the look into the culture of baby-boomer Japan, the characters are interesting and the themes are ...more
Ste
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first real full-sized novel that I've read in Japanese (everything else has been short parallel texts and children's stories), I found it quite an interesting read. Murakami has a way of transporting you to the scene which is even more salient in the original version. I can't wait to finish the second part of the story.
Jay
Sep 20, 2016 rated it liked it
On to Vol. 2. It's depressing. I had the misfortune to read it in my 20s, then in my 30s, and now in my 40s. Why do I keep returning to it? I've always read the Birnbaum translation. Just bought the Jay Rubin translation and will read that once I finish Vol. 2.
Lynn Pollock
Volume 1 of Norwegian Wood. I have not actually read it because it is in Japanese. It's just for looking at.
Phoebe
找不到中譯本,SO.....
Crystal
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I finally read Norwegian Wood and met the archetypes for characters in the later books.
Mika
Feb 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Mika by: Mattie
I'd like to read the original and take notes on all sorts of sexy sexual expressions in Japanese
Manabu
Oct 31, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
今回の再読では僕にとっての「再生」の物語になった。
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“重新眺望那樣的風景之間,我突然發現一個事實。
每個人看起來都那麼幸福。
我不知道他們是真的幸福,或者只是看起來這樣而已。
但總之那個九月底舒服的午後,每個人看來都很幸福,
因此我感到平常所沒有的巨大寂寞。
因為我覺得似乎只有我一個人不適應那風景。”
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