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Haruki Murakami

Columns

Sunday, February 2 2014

Selling Japan: How Much Is a Nation's Culture Worth?

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?


Monday, July 4 2011

'Norwegian Wood' Is Pretty Onscreen, But Puzzling

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.


Reviews

Tuesday, September 30 2014

Haruki Murakami’s Characters Grapple With Friendship and Aging, But His Stories Never Grow Old

Stapled onto an ephemeral present shaped by Lexus cars, Twitter, and transformational training, Murakami engages with timeless themes in his latest colourful tale.


Wednesday, September 17 2014

Soul Murder and Dreams in 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage'

Like the cobwebs and spider webs that colonize a neglected basement, Haruki Murakami’s filamentous plot threads trail uncannily across our psyches.


Thursday, October 27 2011

'1Q84': A World that Bears a Question

Huraki Murakami is stretching himself to create a sort of hybrid between his humourous and off-beat slipstream novels and the aching and yearning of romance that permeates his more mainstream stuff.


Wednesday, September 3 2008

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

A tightly focused window into a defining avocation of one of the world's great novelists.


Sunday, August 19 2007

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

Allusions are drawn, but the details are murky enough to keep us guessing.


News

Wednesday, October 26 2011

Haruki Murakami’s latest creation goes beyond his previous works

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


Saturday, December 23 2006

'Gatsby' the gold standard for Japanese author Haruki Murakami

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


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