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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir (Vintage International)

An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is an illuminating glimpse into the solitary passions of one of our greatest artists.

While training for the New York City Marathon, Haruki Murakami decided to keep a journal of his progress. The result is a memoir about his intertwined obsessions with running and writing, full of vivid recollections and insights, including the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, here is a rich and revelatory work that elevates the human need for motion to an art form.

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. The most recent of his many honors is the Franz Kafka Prize.www.harukimurakami.com

ISBN: 9780307389831

ISBN-10: 9780307389831

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 08/11/2009 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/11/2009 - 12:00am

Pages: 192

Language: English

Categories

Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures

Biography & Autobiography / Sports

Sports & Recreation / Running & Jogging