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The Elephant Vanishes - Stories

Haruki Murakami

With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard. By turns haunting and hilarious, The Elephant Vanishes is further proof of Murakami's ability to cross the border between separate realities -- and to come back bearing treasure. Some of the stories in this collection originally appeared in the following publicatons: The Magazine (Mobil Corp.): "The Fall of the Roman Empire, the 1881 Indian Uprising, Hitler's Invasion of Poland, and the Realm of the Raging Winds" (in a previous translation; translated in this volume by Alfred Birnbaum), The New Yorker: "TV People" and "The Wind-up Bird and Tuesday's Women" (translated by Alfred Birnbaum), "The Elephant Vanishes" and "Sleep" (translated by Jay Rubin), and "Barn Burning" (in a previous translation; translated in this volume by Alfred Birnbaum) Playboy: "The Second Bakery Attack" (translated by Jay Rubin, January 1992). The elephant vanishes / stories by Haruki Murakami; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum and Jay Rubin.-1st Vintage International ed.

With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard. By turns haunting and hilarious, The Elephant Vanishes is further proof of Murakami's ability to cross the border between separate realities -- and to come back bearing treasure. Some of the stories in this collection originally appeared in the following publicatons: The Magazine (Mobil Corp.): "The Fall of the Roman Empire, the 1881 Indian Uprising, Hitler's Invasion of Poland, and the Realm of the Raging Winds" (in a previous translation; translated in this volume by Alfred Birnbaum), The New Yorker: "TV People" and "The Wind-up Bird and Tuesday's Women" (translated by Alfred Birnbaum), "The Elephant Vanishes" and "Sleep" (translated by Jay Rubin), and "Barn Burning" (in a previous translation; translated in this volume by Alfred Birnbaum) Playboy: "The Second Bakery Attack" (translated by Jay Rubin, January 1992). The elephant vanishes / stories by Haruki Murakami; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum and Jay Rubin.-1st Vintage International ed.
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With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard. By turns haunting and hilarious, The Elephant Vanishes is further proof of Murakami's ability to cross the border between separate realities -- and to come back bearing treasure. Some of the stories in this collection originally appeared in the following publicatons: The Magazine (Mobil Corp.): "The Fall of the Roman Empire, the 1881 Indian Uprising, Hitler's Invasion of Poland, and the Realm of the Raging Winds" (in a previous translation; translated in this volume by Alfred Birnbaum), The New Yorker: "TV People" and "The Wind-up Bird and Tuesday's Women" (translated by Alfred Birnbaum), "The Elephant Vanishes" and "Sleep" (translated by Jay Rubin), and "Barn Burning" (in a previous translation; translated in this volume by Alfred Birnbaum) Playboy: "The Second Bakery Attack" (translated by Jay Rubin, January 1992). The elephant vanishes / stories by Haruki Murakami; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum and Jay Rubin.-1st Vintage International ed.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Chancer

Length:

10h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:30


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:05


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:36


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:00


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:39


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:44


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:39


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:15


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:07


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:25


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:01


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:57


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:27


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:56


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:46


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:19


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:28


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:48


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:11


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:03


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:03


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:50


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:55


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:54


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:45


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:21


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:01


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:24


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:27


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:48


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:47


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:13


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:46


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:59


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:15


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:22


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:52


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:08


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:59


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:41


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:44


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:19


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:02


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:28


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:34


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:35


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:16


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:27


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:41


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:24


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:51


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:44


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:54


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:34


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:13


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:08


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:29


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:48


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:22


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:26


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:20


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:20


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

00:30