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Hashiru koto ni tsuite kataru toki ni boku no kataru koto: a memoir 7 editions

Cover of: Hashiru koto ni tsuite kataru toki ni boku no kataru koto by Murakami Haruki
About the Book

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 dozen critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and--even more important--on his writing.Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and takes us to places 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 marvelous lens of sport emerges a panorama 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 revelatory, both for fans of this masterful yet guardedly private writer and for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in running.From the Hardcover edition.

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Library of Congress PL856.U673 H37 2007
Dewey 895.6/45

7 editions First published in 2007

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Cover of: Hashiru koto ni tsuite kataru toki ni boku no kataru koto
2007, baltos lankos
Hashiru koto ni tsuite kataru toki ni boku no kataru koto
hardcover in Lithuanian
Cover of: Hashiru koto ni tsuite kataru toki ni boku no kataru koto
Cover of: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
2008, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: What I talk about when I talk about running
2008, Alfred A. Knopf
What I talk about when I talk about running
in English
Cover of: What I talk about when I talk about running
2009, Vintage International
What I talk about when I talk about running
in English
Cover of: What I talk about when I talk about running
2009, Vintage International
What I talk about when I talk about running
in English - 1st Vintage International ed.
Cover of: What I talk about when I talk about running
2009, Vintage International
What I talk about when I talk about running
in English - 1st Vintage International ed.

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