La magnitud del terremoto que en asoló la ciudad japonesa de Kobe, y que se cobró más de cinco mil vidas, inspiró a Haruki Murakami seis impactantes. Después del Terremoto has ratings and reviews. Emily said: My favorite Murakami short story of all time is The Kidney Shaped Stone That Mov. Buy Despues del terremoto Barcelona by Haruki Murakami (ISBN:) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In response to the deadliest Kobe earthquake and the most enduring psychological muramami of the crisis, Haruki Murakami crafts six remarkable stories. Though the central characters evade the physical devastation, Haruki Murakami’s exploration sheds light on the Japanese national conscience.

No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself. I find incredible solace in Murakami’s words. View all 7 comments. This was my first time reading Haruki Murakami’s writing, and I was indeed more than intrigued and impressed. The six stories in this mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence.

Después del Terremoto by Haruki Murakami (4 star ratings)

My two favorite stories: A lot of events occur over the course of Satsuki’s story, when she ends up having her dreams foretold, which is one of my favorite things in books: A hard, white stone.

She does not know where it came from. The stone and its inscription are old, old things. You have been living with them inside you for a very long time. You must get rid of the stone. Otherwise, after you die and are cremated, only the stone will remain. In your dream, it will be easing its way out of a hole in a wall—a green, scaly snake. Once it has pushed out three feet from the wall, you must grab its neck and never let go.

The snake will look very frightening, but in fact it can do you no harm, so you must not be frightened. Hold on to it with both hands. Think of it as your life, and hold on to it with all your strength. Keep holding it until you wake from your dream. The snake will swallow your stone for you. Overall, it was a strange but insightful read. I liked it the most from all the other tales. It was a lovely tale about friendships, love, storytelling, and so much more.


But I especially loved the tales Junpei told Sayoko’s daughter, Sala. Junpei gave a lot of thought to his answers. Out came the right hand again, and the left hand went up its sleeve. Sayoko turned her head just a bit, and the left hand came out holding a white bra—a small one with no wires. Without the slightest wasted motion, the hand and bra went back up the sleeve, and the hand came out again. Then the right hand pulled in, poked around at the back, and came out again. Sayoko rested her right hand on her left on the table.

Your best time so far was thirty-six seconds. Overall, I’m really glad I gave this short story collection a try, and I can’t wait to read more of Haruki Murakami’s charm and wit in his other works.

I’m an Amazon Affiliate. If you’re interested in buying After the Quakejust click on the image below to harukl through my link. I’ll make a small commission! Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with Ko-fi. The loss of almost lives and the ruins of Kobe left a bruise at the country’s core. After the Quake doesn’t chronicle the events of the earthquake, although all its stories have a vague connection to the disaster.

Después del Terremoto by Haruki Murakami (5 star ratings)

However, instead of putting his characters at the very core of the disaster and writing about it, Murakami chooses to write about the nation’s response and the weight on its conscience to showcase the earthquake’s impact. I don’t know how Haruki Murakami deals dedpues the pressure of being my favorite writer.

Does he realize what kind of terremtoo I’ve place him on? Does it keep him up at night? Well it hasn’t happened yet. This slim little volume of short stories only six of them in allall loosely connected to the Kobe earthquake, didn’t garner as much critical acclaim as some of Murakami’s other books. And I don’t know how Haruki Murakami deals with the pressure of being my favorite writer.

And, to be honest, the first couple of dsl were just okay–solid, but not what I would necessarily call “genius”, which is what I always expect from this guy.

But then I read the last two stories.

Despues Del Terremoto (spanish Edition) by Haruki Murakami

The first, “Super-Frog Saves Tokyo” the title is self-explanatory, reallyis the weirdest of the bunch. And murakam second, “Honey Pie”, fits with Murakami’s more romantic and sentimental work which my wife, a fellow Murakami lover, always says she enjoys more. Both knocked my socks off. And so, seven or eight books into his oeuvre, this guy’s still perfect.

View all 6 comments. Mar 02, C. Modern and Contemporary Literature.

I don’t get Murakami. Over and over again he uses the same tired old technique: It is dull, dull, dull. The language he uses is simplistic and unsophisticated.


It is straightforward I don’t get Murakami. It is straightforward in the extreme: His characters have little substance. They are idealised and badly drawn. His plots lack complexity and depth, to the teremoto where they seemed like bad ripoffs of The Alchemist And yet the entire book is bathed in a light of genius. The human condition is evident at every turn.

There is some kind of brilliance that shines through the mundanity and illuminates something that is so much more. The best thing, though, is the earthquake. Over dead, homeless.

It is the common theme which runs through all the stories, uniting them in all their weirdness. In each story, the earthquake is a peripheral event this gives a clue to Murakami’s skill: But it unsettles them all, and it expresses perfectly that modernist idea of change, of liquidity, of everything that we thought was safe and true being uprooted and thrown in our faces.

This is especially resonant for me at the moment, what with the bushfires. They shook us all up, even those of us, like me, who were not directly affected. It showed us that we are not safe, it reminded us that life is uncertainty. If it wasn’t for the bushfires I don’t think I would have liked this book at all. View all 16 comments. The Kobe earthquake struck an area of southern Japan early one morning in January It took more than lives and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

In this collection of six short stories the relationship of the narrative to the earthquake itself is sometimes clear but at other time obscure.

A link they do all share is that the events in each story take place one month after the earthquake. The stories often have no ending, they simply reflect the thoughts and actions of various people The Kobe earthquake struck an area of southern Japan early one morning in January The stories often have no ending, they simply reflect the thoughts and actions of various people in a narrow span of time.

These are fragments of lives. In typical Murakami style some stories include the surreal whilst dwspues focus on people whose lives somehow feel empty, at least at that moment; some are outsiders and some seem a little lost.

The general tone is melancholy. My favourite story involves a man who is confronted by a huge speaking frog.

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