Published in 1980 by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, Pinball, 1973 is the second book in the Trilogy of the Rat series. It is preceded by Hear the Wind Sing (1979) and followed by A Wild Sheep Chase (1982) and is the second novel written by Murakami.
"Compelling, but not as good..."
On the fortieth anniversary of revolution and rebellion in Chile, a searching history of the rise and fall of the world’s first and only democratically elected Marxist president. On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende of Chile was deposed in a violent coup led by General Augusto Pinochet. The coup had been in the works for months, even years. Shortly after giving a farewell speech to his people, Allende died of gunshot wounds - whether inflicted by his own hand or an assassin’s remains uncertain.
"Fascinating Look at a Historical Tragedy"
Offering wonderful perspectives on dozens of unique (and likely never-to-be-seen-again) baseball personalities, Seasons in Hell recounts some of the most extreme characters ever to play the game and brings to life the no-holds-barred culture of major league baseball in the mid-'70s.
"If you followed MLB in the 70's or 80's !!!!"
The flight of Apollo 11 was a triumph of human endeavor, persistence, and technology, one of the greatest achievements in human history. This book begins with the mission that sent Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin to the moon, then follows American spaceflight through the harrowing rescue of Apollo 13 before moving on to the successful joint Apollo-Soyuz mission in 1975.
The year was 1973. It was a tumultuous year, filled with news of Watergate, the Vietnam War and many other historical events. UFO sightings were on the increase, culminating in abductions and extraordinary sightings through the fall of 1973. Unparalleled UFO encounters and alien visitation's occurred worldwide during the most extraordinary "UFO flap" of all time.
The rugged routes to Kabul teemed with worldwide youth in search of cheap drugs and enlightenment. With the idyllic dreamers came hard core criminals. Sent to Kabul to take on the criminals was Federal Narcotics Agent, Terrence Burke. Working undercover, often without backup, Burke dismantled smuggling operations in Afghanistan and India. The issues he portrays in Afghanistan are still confronting us today.
In the early 1970s, Britain seemed to be tottering on the brink of the abyss. Under Edward Heath, the optimism of the Sixties had become a distant memory. Now the headlines were dominated by strikes and blackouts, unemployment and inflation. As the world looked on in horrified fascination, Britain seemed to be tearing itself apart. And yet, amid the gloom, glittered a creativity and cultural dynamism that would influence our lives long after the nightmarish Seventies had been forgotten.
"I had no idea how bleak these times were in the UK"
Arnold hat es wie kein anderer verstanden, Literaturkritik und Wissenschaft miteinander zu verbinden...
X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.
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Comprendre Malraux, c'est d'abord l'écouter. Sa parole est une illumination. Un éclairage indispensable (...) Au commencement, donc, il y a sa voix. Cette voix, que nous avons voulu faire entendre ici, surgie des limbes, intacte, est un défi au temps qui nous broie et à l’intelligence qui nous manque. Une voix à l’affût des éternelles projections de l’âme humaine. La voix, chez Malraux, est le pendant du regard - ce regard unique qu'il sut porter sur la politique, l'histoire, l'art. C'est la voix de la France.
Kayla opened the drawer and reached in. She felt around for a minute, trying to find the flashlight but it was under something. After a second or two, she finally pulled it out and flipped it on. "Got it," she said. Before Haylie and Rachel could thank her for finding it, they heard a loud crash in the kitchen. Someone had broken the window on the backdoor. Kayla shut off the flashlight immediately. "What was that? She asked. "Shhh." Rachel looked around, but couldn't see in the dark.
"Pinball 1973" handelt von einem jungen Mann, der in Tokio lebt, während sein Freund "Ratte", bereits bekannt aus "Wenn der Wind singt", immer noch in "J.'s Bar" darauf wartet, dass das Leben losgeht. Ein melancholischer, atmosphärisch dichter Roman, der zudem die wohl besten Flipperszenen der Literaturgeschichte enthält. Nach langem Zögern hat Haruki Murakami die Bitten seiner Fangemeinde erhört und der Veröffentlichung dieses außerhalb Japans nie erschienenen Frühwerks zugestimmt.
"it's not in English"
Three years after Hear the Wind Sing, in 1973, the narrator has moved to Tokyo to work as a translator and live with indistinguishable twin girls, but the Rat has remained behind despite his efforts to leave both the town and his girlfriend. The narrator finds himself haunted by memories of his own doomed relationship but also, more bizarrely, by his short-lived obsession with playing pinball in J's Bar.
Eyewitness provides a rare and fascinating opportunity to hear the events of the century described by those who saw them happen. A wealth of BBC archive recordings, some never previously broadcast, is interwoven with an illuminating commentary by the historian Joanna Bourke. Published in 10 volumes, Eyewitness examines the role and the life of the British people in each decade of the century.
"A Look Back."
This week on Car Talk, good intentions go bad. For starters, Todd decided to buy his girlfriend a 1973 Ford LTD, on the premise it would be safe and easy to work on. Unfortunately, the car's loud backfire has led to one dead cat, several deceased goldfish, and one very strained relationship.