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A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Haruki MurakamiOriginal title 羊をめぐる冒険 (Japanese, 1982)

A Wild Sheep Chase is the third novel by Japanese author Haruki Murakami. First published in Japan in 1982, it was translated into English in 1989. It is an independent sequel to Pinball, 1973, and the third book in the so-called "Trilogy of the Rat". It won the 1982 Noma Literary Newcomer's Prize.


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„Sheep hurt my father, and through my father, sheep have also hurt me.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book A Wild Sheep Chase

Source: A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel (1982), Chapter 26, The Sheep Professor

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„The song is over. But the melody lingers on.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book A Wild Sheep Chase

Source: A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel (1982)

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„A friend to kill time is a friend sublime.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book A Wild Sheep Chase

Source: A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel (1982), Chapter 40, The Rat Who Wound the Clock

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„One of these days they'll be making a film where the whole human race gets wiped out in a nuclear war, but everything works out in the end.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book A Wild Sheep Chase

Source: A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel (1982)
Context: I watched an old American submarine movie on television. The creaking plot had the captain and first officer constantly at each other’s throat. The submarine was a fossil, and one guy had claustrophobia. But all that didn’t stop everything from working out well in the end. It was an everything-works-out-in-the-end-so-maybe-war’s-not-so-bad-after-all sort of film. One of these days they’ll be making a film where the whole human race gets wiped out in a nuclear war, but everything works out in the end.

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„Body cells replace themselves every month. Even at this very moment“

—  Haruki Murakami, book A Wild Sheep Chase

Source: A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel (1982), Chapter 25, Transit Completed at Movie Theater, On to The Dolphin Hotel
Context: "Body cells replace themselves every month. Even at this very moment," she said, thrusting a skinny back of her hand before my eyes, "most everything you think you know about me is nothing more than memories.”

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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