1Q84 Vocabulary List

auster

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Roughly, the group follows a kind of esoteric Buddhism, but their everyday lives are centered not so much on particular doctrines as on labor and ascetic practice--quite stern austerities.

beethoven

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I can't tell Haydn from Beethoven.

beretta

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Probably a Glock or a Beretta.

berettas

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They're all Berettas now.

brahms

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During free moments, it is possible to listen to a Brahms symphony or a Schumann piano piece or Bach keyboard music or religious music.

brightish

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"I'm walking alone in the forest--not the thick, ominous forest that Hansel and Gretel got lost in, but more of a brightish, lightweight sort of forest.

caribbean

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She closed her eyes and pictured the two of them sunbathing on a Caribbean beach.

coolheadedness

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With the same coolheadedness that she has.

copernican

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"You are afraid, just as the people of the Vatican were afraid to accept the Copernican theory.

dostoevsky

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Such was the way of the world that Dostoevsky depicted in The Brothers Karamazov.

finnish

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Perhaps, he mused, Finnish people liked to listen to Sibelius while in a sauna during their long nights.

fishier

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And the more I looked, the fishier it began to smell.

gatsby

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It was like Jay Gatsby's library: the books were real, but the pages uncut.

genghis

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I don't care what Mao Zedong said--or Genghis Khan, for that matter: a spectacle like that is going to make most men feel anxious and annoyed and upset."

ghostwrote

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Word will never get out that you ghostwrote Air Chrysalis.

hapsburg

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Aomame imagined 1926 Czechoslovakia: The First World War had ended, and the country was freed from the long rule of the Hapsburg Dynasty.

haydn

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I can't tell Haydn from Beethoven.

headhunted

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The school was afraid of having its best teachers lured away (and, in fact, Tengo had been headhunted several times).

iranian

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The Iranian government was accusing Saddam Hussein of having used nerve gas and biological weapons.

jingu

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"They drugged me again with chloroform or whatever, and when I woke up it was daybreak and I was lying on a bench in Jingu Gaien.

jungian

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For Jungian researchers, it's an extremely intriguing building.

landshark

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I mean, they operate like any ordinary landshark.

manchuria

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It was a history of the South Manchurian Railway Company of the 1930s.

manchurian

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It was a history of the South Manchurian Railway Company of the 1930s.

nappa

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Ending up with rice and nappa pickles.

niagara

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I heard exactly the same sound when I stayed in the town of Niagara Falls.

nikon

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Then she recalled that there had been a small pair of Nikon binoculars in the sideboard, and she went in to get them.

orwell

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Why would Murakami choose to set his story in 1984, the year that would serve as the title for George Orwell's famous novel about the dangers of Big Brother?

overthink

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She shouldn't overthink things.

pajero

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On the right was a black Mitsubishi Pajero wagon with a thin layer of white dust.

peapod

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A goat, a whale, a peapod: as long as it's a passageway."

polynesian

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She saw not one that might be a prize specimen--no costly orchids, no rare roses, no primary-colored Polynesian blooms.

ptolemaic

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Not even they believed in the infallibility of the Ptolemaic theory.

regripped

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Tengo regripped the receiver.

rembrandt

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She devoted as much time and care to spreading the jam on the toast as Rembrandt had when he painted the folds in a piece of clothing.

renoir

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Tamaru said, "On July 4, you met this man at the Renoir Cafe near Sendagaya Station.

sagan

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One article called the author "a Francoise Sagan who has absorbed the air of magical realism."

sarks

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"No, not really," Aomame answered, adding vaguely, "It's just that my memory has gotten a little foggy" They drank their new Cutty Sarks--the man his highball and Aomame hers on the rocks.

shaggily

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Around the borders of the flat, lopsided area of his head clung thick, black, curly hair that had been allowed to grow too long, hanging down shaggily over the man's ears.

sinfonietta

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Janacek's Sinfonietta--probably not the ideal music to hear in a taxi caught in traffic.

stalinism

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The book was an allegorical treatment of Stalinism, of course.

stonehearted

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It stayed hunkered down in its spot in the sky with silent, stonehearted tenacity.

suzuki

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If I had had an ordinary name like Sato or Tanaka or Suzuki, I could have lived a slightly more relaxed life or looked at people with somewhat more forgiving eyes.

swedish

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She married a Swedish nobleman, moved to Africa just before the First World War, and they ran a plantation there.

tibetan

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Aomame said, "It's like the Tibetan Wheel of the Passions.

tolstoy

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To rephrase Tolstoy's famous line, all happiness is alike, but each pain is painful in its own way.

unclosable

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His mouth was wide open, as were his unclosable eyes, which were covered by thick cloth.

unpleated

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His hands were stuffed in the pockets of his unpleated chinos.

vatican

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"You are afraid, just as the people of the Vatican were afraid to accept the Copernican theory.

zurich

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"Carl Jung," Tamaru said, "had an elegant house in a quiet lakeside residential area of Zurich, and lived an affluent life with his family.