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Features

Wednesday, January 7 2015

The Best Books of 2014: Fiction

From postmodern latticework narratives to Booker prize winning epics, 2014 offers numerous fictional tales worthy of adding to your bookshelf.


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

Wednesday, January 21 2015

Diving Deep Into the Other Worlds of Japan's Most Famous Living Writer

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.


Tuesday, January 6 2015

'A Temporary Future' Unpacks David Mitchell's Nesting Doll Novels

Patrick O'Donnell's survey of David Mitchell's six novels dives into the labyrinthine, "screaming Russian doll" structures they all share.


Tuesday, December 16 2014

'The Strange Library' Is Classic, Opaque Murakami

Whimsical and frustrating, Murakami's latest may alienate some readers, but fans will want to add this oddity to their collection.


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.


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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