Sunday, May 3, 2015

Haruki Murakami

Lately I’ve been rediscovering Murakami Haruki. My wife turned me on to him back in the day, when I first moved to Japan, long before anyone outside Japan had heard of him. I’m rereading everything, most recently ‘Kafka on the Shore.’ I keep spotting noh plays – or at least ‘noh essence’ – in his work. Or is it just my imagination?

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