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The Best Books of 2014: Fiction
7 Jan 2015 // 9:28 PM
From postmodern latticework narratives to Booker prize winning epics, 2014 offers numerous fictional tales worthy of adding to your bookshelf.
Selling Japan: How Much Is a Nation's Culture Worth?
2 Feb 2014 // 9:30 PM
Via the billion-dollar Cool Japan Fund Inc, Japan is aiming to become one of the world's dominant culture forces. But can a national culture be commodified so easily?
'Norwegian Wood' Is Pretty Onscreen, But Puzzling
4 Jul 2011 // 5:00 PM
Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood has been referred to as the "Japanese Catcher in the Rye", but J. D. Salinger said that his book was not actable and he would never sell the rights to Hollywood. Maybe Murakami should have listened to Salinger.
Each of the Stories in Murakami's 'Men Without Women' Is a Psychological and Existential Mystery
16 May 2017 // 4:30 AM
If Lars Svendsen helps one to understand loneliness cognitively, Haruki Murakami allows one to experience it affectively, giving it a slow, desperate pulse.
Murakami's 'Absolutely on Music' Is Sort of a My Dinner With Andre for Classical Music Fans
23 Jan 2017 // 3:30 AM
A famed Japanese novelist who just happens to be a supreme music fanatic sits down with a celebrated Japanese conductor for a series of informal talks.
Haruki Murakami’s latest creation goes beyond his previous works
26 Oct 2011 // 8:30 AM
Here’s an unorthodox suggestion: Try to read Haruki Murakami’s “1Q84” in as close to a single sitting as you can. It won’t
'Gatsby' the gold standard for Japanese author Haruki Murakami
23 Dec 2006 // 10:29 PM
TOKYO, Dec. 16 -- Haruki Murakami has described F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby as "the most important novel in my life" and one that he