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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.
Diving Deep Into the Other Worlds of Japan's Most Famous Living Writer
21 Jan 2015 // 9:05 PM
Haruki Murakami is famous for his magical worlds rich in issues of identity and psychology. Strecher's book is the road map to understand the twisting, metaphysical 'Over There' of Murakami.
'A Temporary Future' Unpacks David Mitchell's Nesting Doll Novels
6 Jan 2015 // 2:00 AM
Patrick O'Donnell's survey of David Mitchell's six novels dives into the labyrinthine, "screaming Russian doll" structures they all share.
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