Anyone know if this will include all 3 parts, or just 1&2 with 3 to follow later like the Japanese release? I notice that 2 translators are credited here; I read that Mr. Gabriel was doing volume 3, so maybe this will be a complete edition...
I'm less worried about the book being published in one volume as I am hoping there's no abridgment in the translation, like there has been in a few of Murakami's works, like "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles."
By the way, if Haruki Murakami is not given a Nobel Prize, there's no point in giving that award away. But I guess he's not European, so to the committee, he doesn't write Serious Literature, and they'll continue giving it to obscure European writers no one reads, even in Europe. Oh well.
Kenzaburo Oe is a Japanese writer and he won the Nobel Prize for literature. Yasunari Kawabata was another Japanese writer who won it. Both incredible authors. Sadly, their readership is nowhere near as large as H. Murakami. There is something about Murakami's narrative voice that is really great though. I'm really excited for the new one...and even more stoked that they've bundled it in one volume for us.
edit: Just in case you're interested in the authors I mentioned: For Oe I suggest his short story called, "The Catch." For his novels I really like, "Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids" or "The Silent Cry." A lot of his stuff is violent, but beautiful too.
For Kawabata check out, "Snow Country" or a novella of his called, "The Dancing Girl of Izu." Minimalist prose but really beautiful. The man can say twenty words with just five.
Didn't Yukio Mishima also get the Nobel Prize, or was he just nominated for it? Regardless, I'm glad this is the complete edition. Murakami's works are a thing of beauty. I'm already on my fifth novel of his.
Tanizaki Junichiro was supposed to get the Nobel Prize but died before the award was bestowed upon someone. In his place was Kawabata. If you haven't read Tanizaki do yourself a favor, and keep in mind when you are reading his works he wrote them in the 1920s, some of them would be considered too mature to this day. Amazing.
What worries me is that the print version appears to contain all three, but trying to order the 'Kindle version' of the same book offers what appears to be the UK edition of just volumes one and two. Has Amazon clarified what they are selling here?
I have already bought and read Parts 1+2 in Spanish, so now it appears Tusquets is putting out a single volume of just Book 3 (in Spanish) in October. http://www.tusquetseditores.com/titulos/andanzas-1q84-libro-3
Can't be sure about the Kindle edition, but from the number of pages the hardback edition appears to be Books 1-3. On the UK Amazon site, they are selling Books 1-2 as one volume, and Book 3 as a separate volume. The total pages adds up to 992, similar to the number given for the hardback edition being sold here.