Sunday, February 2 2014
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
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.
Thursday, October 27 2011
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
A tightly focused window into a defining avocation of one of the world's great novelists.
Sunday, August 19 2007
Allusions are drawn, but the details are murky enough to keep us guessing.
Thursday, July 12 2007
After Dark is a slice-of-life snapshot that leaves most of its philosophical inquiries and plotlines unresolved.
Wednesday, October 26 2011
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
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