Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Israeli book covers for Haruki Murakami

I've read two or three books by Haruki Murakami, mostly because the book cover design for his books is always so top notch. He recently accepted a literary prize in Israel, which prompted the Book Design Review to post the covers of a few of the Israeli versions of Murakami's books:

In order: Kafka on the Shore, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, and Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman. You can see alternate books cover designs at Amazon.

*Previously: Gallery of pulp covers.

*Buy pulp cover collections at Amazon.

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    I.M. Small

    Lord, as I crumple in defeat
    Upon the waning battlefield,
    Amongst such wastrel souls to meet
    Demise without a fruitful yield--

    Yet here and there, so I observe
    Moments of triumph, few and fleeting
    As there are some who hold their nerve
    Despite the odds which us are beating.

    So it was in Jerusalem
    Haruki Murakami came,
    To meet civilians, and to them
    Art´s fictions true so to proclaim.

    Thus Caryl Churchill too released
    In honest words without a fee
    Her breath of truth, and so appeased
    The angels of humanity.

    Before my little light expires,
    Yet in defeat, I witness this:
    There are some acts my soul admires
    As I slide closer toward abyss.