What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

A Memoir

Haruki Murakami

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In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons and a slew of critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing.
Equal parts travelogue, training log, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston among young women who outpace him. Through this marvellous lens of sport emerges a cornucopia of memories and insights: the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer, his greatest triumphs and disappointments, his passion for vintage LPs, and the experience, after fifty, of seeing his race times improve and then fall back.
By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is rich and revealing, both for fans of this masterful yet private writer and for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running.

"Murakami gives me a reason. It might seem romantic, but it's true. I had to run...but I didn't enjoy running. I do enjoy, however, running with Murakami." Ioan Marc Jones Huffington Post UK


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 192
Erscheinungsdatum 01.04.2009
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-09-953253-8
Verlag Random House UK
Maße (L/B/H) 17,7/11,1/1,5 cm
Gewicht 102 g
Übersetzer Philip Gabriel
Verkaufsrang 4412


1 Bewertungen

Motivation pur
von Monika am 12.07.2017
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

Es geht hier nicht nur um das Laufen. Murakami beschreibt hier euphorisch & liebevoll wie wichtig ihm das Laufen ist. Er benutzt es oft als Metapher, die Leuten - wie mir, die selbst schreiben - sehr gelegen kommt. Alles in Allem, ein grandioses Buch dass ich binnen zwei Tagen verschlungen habe.

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