The Resource Underground, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum and Philip Gabriel, (electronic resource)

Underground, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum and Philip Gabriel, (electronic resource)

Label
Underground
Title
Underground
Statement of responsibility
Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum and Philip Gabriel
Title variation
Tokyo gas attack and the Japanese psyche
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Covers the 1995 Tokyo Gas Attack, during which agents of a Japanese cult released a gas deadlier than cyanide into the subway system, as documented in interviews with its survivors, perpetrators, and victim family members. In March 1995, agents of a Japanese religious cult attacked the Tokyo subway system with sarin, a gas twenty six times as deadly as cyanide. Attempting to discover why, Murakami conducted hundreds of interviews with the people involved, from the survivors to the perpetrators to the relatives of those who died. Underground is their story in their own voices. Concerned with the fundamental issues that led to the attack as well as these personal accounts, Underground is a document of what happened in Tokyo as well as a warning of what could happen anywhere. This is an enthralling and unique work of nonfiction that is timely, vital, and as brilliantly executed as Murakami's novels. From Haruki Murakami, internationally acclaimed author of the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Norwegian Wood, a work of literary journalism that is as fascinating as it is necessary, as provocative as it is profound. It was a clear spring day, Monday, March 20, 1995, when five members of the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo conducted chemical warfare on the Tokyo subway system using sarin, a poison gas twenty-six times as deadly as cyanide. The unthinkable had happened; a major urban transit system had become the target of a terrorist attack. Attempting to discover why, Murakami conducted hundreds of interviews with the people involved, from a subway authority employee with survivor guilt, to a fashion salesman with more venom for the media than for the perpetrators, to a young cult member who vehemently condemns the attack though he has not quit Aum. Through these and many other voices, Murakami exposes intriguing aspects of the Japanese psyche. And, as he discerns the fundamental issues leading to the attack, we achieve a clear vision of an event that could occur anytime, anywhere. Hauntingly compelling and inescapably important, Underground is a powerful work of journalistic literature from one of the world's most perceptive writers. Concerned with the fundamental issues that led to the attack as well as these personal accounts, Underground is a document of what happened in Tokyo as well as a warning of what could happen anywhere. This is an enthralling and unique work of nonfiction that is timely and vital and as wonderfully executed as Murakami's brilliant novels
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TEFOD
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1949-
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Murakami, Haruki
Dewey number
364.15/23/0952
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
BP605.O88
LC item number
M8613 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1953-
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  • Birnbaum, Alfred
  • Gabriel, Philip
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  • Oumu Shinrikyō (Religious organization)
  • Terrorism
Label
Underground, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum and Philip Gabriel, (electronic resource)
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http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0D32BC42-E539-4B47-9AAA-BE33A7DB92E2
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unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn681585053
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (314 p., map)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307762757
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)681585053
Label
Underground, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum and Philip Gabriel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0D32BC42-E539-4B47-9AAA-BE33A7DB92E2
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn681585053
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (314 p., map)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307762757
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)681585053

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