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Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Haruki Murakami Nos seus dias de adolescente Tsukuru Tazaki gostava de ir sentar se nas estações a ver passar os comboios Agora com 36 anos feitos é engenheiro de profissão e projeta estações mas nunca perdeu o hábito de ver chegar e partir os comboios Lá está ele na estação central de Shinjuku ao ue dizem «a mais movimentada do mundo» incapaz de despregar os olhos dauele mar selvagem e turbulento «ue nenhum profeta por mais poderoso seria capaz de dividir em dois» Leva uma existência pacífica ue talvez peue por ser demasiado solitária para não dizer insípida a condizer com a ausência. The phone rang as I was slicing potatoes for a massuman curry one afternoon whist listening to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue I didn’t particularly want to answer the phone as it was likely to be a telemarketer but it could be someone phoning about possible work“So how is it so far” asked a woman’s voice on the other endOur phone line is terrible but I still did not recognize the voice“Excuse me I think you may have the wrong number”“No I have the correct number How are you finding Murakami’s new novel” the woman askedI was slightly taken aback How could this caller know that I started Murakami’s new novel that morning the first morning of my newly found unemployment“Are you from Kinokuniya” I asked I had purchased the book in the city on Saturday Maybe they could identify me from my loyalty card and were doing some marketing research“In a way yes” She replied “My name is Moriko It means child of the forest So what are your initial thoughts on the novel”“Well I haven’t much time to get into the novel yet But from what I have read it seems to be a very standard Murakami novel with similar themes as his other works His main character is an everyday man who is single an unmarried and who has a troubled past that he would like to put behind him He also designs train stations That’s kinda weird and cool”“Very good very good I shall call tomorrow” And she abruptly hung upThe next day the phone call came at around the same time I had just finished up sweeping leaves in the garden and had sat down to prepare for the lesson I was giving that night I had resigned from my full time day job but I was still teaching Chemistry at the local university three nights a week“Hello Brendon Would you like to share of your thoughts on Murakami’s new novel”“Hello Moriko” I said enthusiastically “How are you this afternoon”“I am well thank you Brendon But I would like to hear your thoughts on the new Murakami novel” she said curtlyI was taken aback for a moment but thought nothing of it“I have progressed a little The main character has found a friend that cooks him meals and they listen to music together And he has talked about how he is estranged from his family and especially his father who recently died He then goes on to explain how his father named him But I have just gotten up to one of those flashback chapters that Murakami loves so much You know they’ll be during a war or something and they’ll involve a well They are just so distracting that I need to psych myself up to get through with that distraction”I kept getting distracted throughout this time by a scratching noise at the door“That will be your cat Galileo wanting to come in “offered Moriko“But I don’t own a cat”“Are you sure”“I think I’d know if I owned a cat or not Especially if it was named after one of the greatest scientists who ever lived”“Oh I am getting you confused with the other Brendon that I am in conversation with about the book Many apologies I will call again tomorrow”And she promptly hung upThe next day I was teaching filing in for a colleague who had gone to a conference and was not home But I could not shake the image of my telephone ringing endlessly in my empty house“I now understand why he considers himself colourless” I stated over the phone the following day Moriko had called at the same time as before 300 pm and I had found myself unconsciously doing small jobs waiting for the call“I see” offered Moriko “And would you identify with Mr Tazaki”“Somewhat but not hugely We all pin our identities with those around us I have loving people in my life at the moment however apart from my partner I do not find myself defined by them I guess love for my partner is the only time I have built part of my identity into a relationship I know that things don’t generally last forever and the things that do change” “Thank you for your time Brendon We will talk again tomorrow”I managed to get a uick “Goodbye” in before the phone hung up“How did you find the ending Brendon” Moriko asked on the Friday afternoon“Well I did like how the novel left off Incomplete Hang on how did you know I was finished”“Let’s just call it women’s intuition” replied Moriko “Right” I said skeptically “But I enjoyed how Tsukuru found out about his past and some of the mystery was solved He had presumed the worst all along but the people that he reconnected with knew the truth and even suspected it He had once again presumed the worst and had little self worth I am glad he had an epiphany about his priorities at the end Even if it doesn't turn out I believe he would be much happier and would be able to deal with rejection in a much healthier way”“Thank you for your thoughts Brendon I am glad you enjoyed Mr Murakami’s latest book”“Thank you for listening to my thoughts Moriko”“You are very welcome Brendon”And she hung upI stood for a while next to the phone pondering these strange conversations I had over the previous week with Moriko and had a strange feeling that this was not the last I would hear from herAfter all a new Murakami work called 'The Strange Library' was set to come out in a few months

Summary 色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年 Shikisai o motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to kare no junrei no toshi

色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年 Shikisai o motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to kare no junrei no toshi Read & Download ë 6 è Nos seus dias de adolescente Tsukuru Tazaki gostava de ir sentar se nas estações a ver passar o De cor ue caracteriza o seu nome A entrada em cena de Sara com o vestido verde hortelã e os seus olhos brilhantes de curiosidade vem mudar muita coisa na vida de Tsukuru Acima de tudo traz a lume uma história trágica ue a memória teima em não esuecer Os uatro amigos de liceu donos de personalidades diferentes e nomes coloridos cortaram relações com ele sem lhe dar ualuer explicação Profundamente ferido nos seus sentimentos Tsukuru perdeu o gosto pela vida e esteve a um passo da morte A páginas tantas lá conseguiu não perder a carruagem Com Os Anos de Peregrinação de Liszt nos. From Young Adult to MatureMany of Murakami's novels deal with the transition from adolescence to adulthood This probably accounts for their amazing popularity especially with young Japanese readers However you have to wonder whether Murakami can continually plough the fields of this subject matter at his age without losing his youthful audience As at the date of publication of this novel he is aged 65 which in some countries is the traditional mandatory retirement ageI suspect that Colorless Tsukuru is a strategic move that anticipates how he will write and what he will write about in the future It might even enhance his reputation with older readersAdolescence in RetrospectThe eponymous protagonist is 36 at the time most of the novel is set It is sixteen years since Tsukuru and his four colorful friends turned 20 years of age and in a sense made the transition to adulthoodAlthough the novel is still loosely about this transition it is told from the perspective of somebody much older if still affected by itIn a way Tsukuru's pilgrimage returns him not to some source of religious belief but to his adolescence The pilgrimage is a necessary journey to the source of an understanding of his current self However temporally he must eventually return to the present when he is 36 Inevitably his pilgrimage will help him understand his immediate past the last 16 years and his present but also his futureMy copy IOn Being BlueAt the age of 20 Tsukuru's tight knit community comprised of four other school friends whose names all contain the Japanese words for colors red blue black and white suddenly dissociated themselves from him without giving him a reason From his point of view there was no reason and therefore every reason He started to think of himself as colorless an absence a nothing a zero His life consisted of nothingness He genuinely and uite understandably lived in an abyss on a precipice inside a void surrounded by darkness Initially he was tempted to commit suicide However even this act reuires some positive deliberation and eventually he can't even collect himself together enough to take the step of jumping off the precipice He continues to live not because he has decided in favour of life or against death but he simply can't be bothered to make any decision at allTsukuru assumes that the relationship with each of his friends would have continued through adulthood but for his friends' abandonment of him He assumes that it has continued between his four former friends As a result Tsukuru clings to what he has lost in the belief that it still exists In a way he holds onto something from his adolescence well into adulthood Doing so prevents him growing up and having adult relationships getting married and becoming a parentHappy TogetherAs the title indicates the narrative of the novel consists of a pilgrimage which forces him to confront his situationThe immediate trigger is 38 year old Sara who is keen to have a serious relationship with him but uestions whether he is ready She senses that Tsukuru is trapped by an emotional and spiritual blockage The only way to deal with it is to locate his four friends and find out why they abandoned him He can't simply pretend it didn't happen and move on He has to find out and deal with it no matter how bad their reasons might beSara realises that what happened to Tsukuru was so traumatic that it not only destroyed his vitality it destroyed his desire his appetite his longingShe sets him off on the pilgrimage not believing that he will automatically be happy but confident that when he returns he will be able to deal with life's challenges effectively She doesn't anticipate some fairy tale ending in which everybody lives happily ever after She simply believes in the ability of two loving adults to sort out their problems TogetherColorless but ConstructiveTsukuru was always disappointed that his name didn't represent a color like his friends However importantly it means to create to make to buildAt work he is an engineer who build railways stations that are at the hub of the transportation and communications network Ultimately he has to learn to recreate remake rebuild himself just as he would refurbish an existing railway station His station is not ready to be demolished it just needs a little renovationTokyo Metro Subway MapDifferent TransitionsTsukuru learns much from and about his friends during his pilgrimage I won't spoil it for you Suffice it to say that they have moved away from each other in their adult lives The community that Tsukuru assumed had persisted without him doesn't exist He has missed little as a result of his abandonmentInstead each of his friends has encountered their own challenges and problems making the transition to adulthoodThe causes are different for each of his friends However Murakami's message seems to be that we aren't so much challenged by external forces like fate or evil What prevents us from succeeding or being happy is our own fear of failure In love matters we often don't express our love for another because of a fear of non reciprocationDon't Let the Bad Elves Get YouMurakami implies that we miss out on a lot of life experience and happiness just because we lack the courage to tryOur confidence shines its own light It shows us the way but it also attracts others In contrast our lack of confidence is a form of darkness that obscures our vision and frustrates our happinessThis insight connects with Murakami's increasing interest in the role of the subconscious While we have grown used to the magical realism in Murakami's novels he is increasingly moving in a direction that suggests that the real darkness and unknown in within us within our sub consciousAs with psychoanalysis part of growing up is about translating the unknown into the known and the unconscious into the consciousOne of Tsukuru's friends farewells him with the words Don't let the bad elves get youIt's good advice but it emerges from a discussion about the inner demons that plagued one of their other friends In her case the bad elves resided withinSo not only do we have to keep a watch out for ourselves we have to keep an eye on ourselves our own demons Perhaps the real message is that we shouldn't let our bad selves get usWe Can Be HappyUltimately Tsukuru's pilgrimage takes him to the source of the subconscious forces that drove him towards anomie depression anxiety and potential suicideThere is a sense in which this subject matter might still be intended for young adults However I don't think there is any preconceived limit to the audience for Murakami's fiction In contemporary Western society if not Japanese and Eastern society as well adults are just as much plagued by anxiety as adolescents In fact if adults were a lot happier perhaps their children might be happier Happiness isn't necessarily comprised of material wealth I think that Murakami is trying to help generate a spiritual wealth whether or not it is theisticThe Hero's JourneyJoseph Campbell believed that the story arc of most literature and film is a hero's journey and that the hero has a thousand faces view spoilerCampbell was a big influence on George Lucas' method of story telling His film Star Wars is mentioned in this novel hide spoiler

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色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年 Shikisai o motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to kare no junrei no toshiOuvidos regressa à cidade ue o viu nascer e atravessa meio mundo viajando até à Finlândia em busca da amizade perdida E de respostas para as perguntas ue andam às voltas na sua cabeça e lhe ueimam a língua Será ue o rapaz sem cor vai ser capaz de seguir em frente Arranjará finalmente coragem para declarar de vez o seu amor por Sara Uma inesuecível viagem pelo universo fascinante deste escritor japonês ue chega a milhões de leitores espalhados pelo mundo inteiro Um romance marcadamente intimista sobre a amizade o amor e a solidão dos ue ainda não encontraram o seu lugar no mund. ‘ Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards’ Søren KierkegaardIt is a shame that we cannot relive the past only merely recreate it We bear the scars of events we can only comprehend in retrospect but must rely on flawed memory and biased examinations of what truly came to pass Internationally acclaimed novelist Haruki Murakami’s 2014 novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage—a title that screams of pure Murakami whimsy and flair¹ is a novel about looking back down the tracks of life from the speeding train of time hurling us towards unknown horizons This uiet introspective novel follows Tsukuru Tazaki as he sleuths through his past reexamining his mysterious expulsion from a high school group of peers that ‘ were a perfect combination the five of us Like five fingers’ While it is a sleek novel both engaging and easy to read it opens up a deep cavern of thought where the reader must themselves bridge the opposite sides of the narratorial chasms drawing their own conclusions much like Tsukuru must from the retrospective ruminations of his former friends Murakami succeeds with this ponderous novel about the uncertainties of identity identity formed and forged internally but highly persuaded by the external elements and how we see ourselves in the mirrors of our peers interactions with usWith Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki Murakami achieves a wonderfully delicate balance of his authorial duality—both his coming of age realist narratives and the fantastical and playful style full of parallel universes and magic—crafting a melancholy introspective investigation of self with an eerie sense of mythicality looming in the peripherals of the page As with most Murakami there are parallel narratives of time instead of parallel universes in this novel that are deftly weaved together to keep the plot compelling and extract the most from each plotline at precisely the correctly controlled moment Much of the novel goes unanswered with Tsukuru and the reader only able to speculate the truth and fear that the realm of dreams may impose upon the world of waking reality This is much of the novels charm and acts authentically as true reality where we have no concrete finality and must compose an identity based on incomplete experimentations and inferences The uestions that truly matter in life are not simple or able to be explained through clear concise language but through fluid explanations that are always seemingly just at the tip of reason; it is only through abstraction and faith in our own logic that we can come to terms with the mystery of the world around us The novel itself is much like Haida’s description of the Liszt piece The piece seems simple technically but it’s hard to get the expression right Play it just as it’s written on the score and it winds up pretty boring But go the opposite route and interpret it too intensely and it sounds cheap The intricacies of the novel would fall flat if inked by lesser authors yet Murakami applies the lightest touch and allows each moment to sing with grace‘ One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone They are instead linked deeply through their wounds Pain linked to pain fragility to fragility There is no silence without a cry of grief no forgiveness without bloodshed no acceptance without a passage through acute loss This is what lies at the root of true harmony’The problem that serves as the sparse plot’s impetus is Tsukuru’s feeling of colorlessness in life spurred by an unfortunate disassociation from his close knit group of high school friends—all with names denoting a color except for Tsukuru’s—for reasons undisclosed to him After being banned from association Tsukuru falls into a period of intense suicidal grief and after getting back on his feet has formed a self identity that assumes himself as colorless and empty He continues this way until his girlfriend during his thirties sends him on a uest to reconnect and unearth the truth of his past Among the mysteries that he encounters Tsukuru learns that he has a flawed sense of self amalgamated by the expulsion and lack of peer interaction learning that among the group he was in fact thought of as the most self assured most attractive and most successful² The constant bemoaning and low self esteem of Tsukuru may grate on some readers however Murakami does well to create an authentic psychological profile to account for why an intensely attractive male with a line of women eager to sleep with him would believe himself to be so inconseuential ‘ You can hide memories but you can’t erase the history that produced them’ Tsukuru thinks and regardless of how hard he tries to continue on with his life the past has issued profound wounds on his ego that refuse to fade with time Color or the lack thereof figures prominently in the novel The characters with colorful names seem to have pre made nearly stereotypical identities which would seem enviable to someone without a sense of self especially someone who is thrown from their pedestal into the pit of everyday life without a life line of friendly support However Tsukuru’s name means ‘to build’ and that is exactly what he must do Like the train stations he builds and restores he must build a sense of self then gut it and restore it to improve upon the flaws that fail to accommodate the reality he resides in The character Haida who temporarily assuages Tsukuru’s loneliness and peerlessness before a mysterious disappearance has a name associated with the color grey The two female figures of his childhood peers bore the names of White and Black and Haida seems to be a balance of the two in Tsukuru’s life complete with a sexual awakening and awkwardness born only in dream but feared to have a residual effect in his waking life The essence of colors extents beyond that of characters names such as the way colors found in the natural world also fall into a matrix of meaning Green it would seem is a color that provides solace to Tsukuru such as the Green Line trains that he watches come and go from a train station to relax and calm his mind or the green eyes of his girlfriend’s Finnish counterpart that immediately wrap him in a feeling of trust and comfortThe interactions with particular regard to dialogue and the sexual encounters described between Tsukuru and the women in his life have a tendency to feel stilted and uite clinical to borrow a term used in the insights of a dear friend when discussing the novel There is nearly no passion in the sex scenes merely anatomical commingling as if from a textbook and the dialogue is often overly flat and direct with characters speaking with a mannerism removed from emotion and natural cadence While this is not in keeping with the natural poetry of Murakami’s narration or with the style of his other novels it leads the reader to infer that these clinical interactions are as ‘colorless’ as Tsukuru believes himself to be yet it is not him that is colorless but the world and the lesser people around him It is the friendships the love the striving for success and betterment that provides color in this world Murakami profits by keeping the tone and description within the boundaries implied by character keeping true to what best fits the novel at a given moment and not what best suits a display of authorial his ego and he should be applauded for it However the novel does feel simile heavy with poetic observations seemingly tacked on at the end of sentences where the use of a metaphor instead would have reduced the staccato bursts of the poetic and aided in crafting a fluidly flowing river of prose as opposed to creating prose like a fluid flowing riverOne minor detail that could be also accounted for as an expression of character though leaves a bitter taste in the mouth is a vague sense of sexism prevailing throughout the novel The female characters tend to exist primarily as an extension of Tsukuru’s ego—either as a boost or deterrent of—and have little to offer outside the realm of sexuality Take for example his girlfriend who provides little information about herself sidestepping any character exposition by stating that ‘it isn’t very interesting’ whenever conversation steers towards a position where generally one would reveal a bit about themselves and instead keeps the topic of conversation constantly orbiting Tsukuru’s emotional state It would seem that Tsukuru’s world is also populated by shallow unfaithful women who exist primarily as sexual objects and want to do nothing besides talk about Tsukuru Also disuieting is when discussing the view spoilermurder of Shiro Tsukuru constantly sexualizes her through the freuent reflection of the death giving grip around her ‘ slender white throat hide spoiler