Norwegian Wood

By Jay, Murakami- Haruki/ Rubin-

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami explores loss and sexuality as told from a first-person perspective in the late 1960s. During this time Japanese students were protesting against the established order, which serves as a basis for the events in the novel. The original Japanese title, Noruwei no Mori is the standard Japanese translation of a Beatles song “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)”, which is often referenced in the story and a favorite song of the character Naoko.  Murikamis writing has received numerous awards with notable works being The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, and 1Q84A film adaptation of Norwegian Wood was released in 2010.

Translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin.

First Edition Identification and Notes

This book was first released in Japanese in 1987 as a 2 volume set published by Kodansha in Tokyo. It was then released as an English translation in 1989 by Alfred Birnbaum. 


The first english translation published by Alfred Birnbaum features two volumes with softcovers bound in wraps with green and red dust jackets, packaged in gold obi bands.


Other Collectible or Notable Editions

Norwegian Wood was published in 2000 by Jay Rubin as an authorized version for publication outside Japan.

The book was published as a Harvill box set with two paperbacks in green and red covers. Set in a presentation box with Harvill to the base of the spine, of the slipcase, and books. It is typical to find swirl patterns on the slipcase.


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