“As time goes on, you'll understand. What lasts, lasts; what doesn't, doesn't. Time solves most things. And what time can't solve, you have to solve yourself": First Edition of Haruki Murakami's Dance Dance Dance; Signed by Him

  • Dance Dance Dance.

Dance Dance Dance.

Item Number: 35059

Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1994.

First edition of Murakami’s sixth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by and dated in 1998 by Haruki Murakami on the title page. Jacket illustration by Maki Sasaki and jacket design by Lorraine Louie. Translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum.

First published in 1988 in Japan under the title Dansu Dansu Dansu, it was translated into English by Alfred Birnbaum in 1994. The book is a sequel to Murakami's novel A Wild Sheep Chase. In 2001, Murakami said that writing Dance Dance Dance had been a healing act after his unexpected fame following the publication of Norwegian Wood and that, because of this, he had enjoyed writing Dance more than any other.