The Resource Killing Commendatore, Haruki Murakami ; translated by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen

Killing Commendatore, Haruki Murakami ; translated by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen

Label
Killing Commendatore
Title
Killing Commendatore
Statement of responsibility
Haruki Murakami ; translated by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
An unnamed thirty-something portrait painter, abandoned by his wife, becomes caretaker of the home of an aging famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When the younger man discovers an unknown painting in the attic, entitled "Killing Commendatore"--a painting that takes its cues from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni--he also discovers clues about Amada, his family and their involvement in a violent and failed plot to kill a Nazi leader in Vienna. As the painter slowly learns the truth, he is equally consumed by the story of a wealthy and mysterious neighbor, Menshiki, in what is, according to the author, a clear homage to The Great Gatsby. The painter becomes obsessed with Menshiki's doomed love affair, the young girl who might be his child and a stone-lined underground space in the nearby woods where Buddhist priests were once buried alive. This pit becomes a portal into another world, a surreal place where the figures from "Killing Commendatore" take form to guide our narrator on an epic journey. Ambitious and haunting, tactile and surreal, preoccupied with questions about trauma, art and the creative process, Killing Commendatore moves between the known world and a complex underworld
Member of
Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murakami, Haruki
Dewey number
895.63/5
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Portrait painters
  • Painting, Japanese
  • Psychology and art
  • Love affairs
Label
Killing Commendatore, Haruki Murakami ; translated by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Japanese
  • "Originally published in Japan in two volumes"--Colophon
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
681 pages
Isbn
9780385690690
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
000045293065
Label
Killing Commendatore, Haruki Murakami ; translated by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Japanese
  • "Originally published in Japan in two volumes"--Colophon
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
681 pages
Isbn
9780385690690
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
000045293065

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