The Murakami Way — Part Three (a)

Self, other, space and time have pervasive significance in the Murakami Way of doing fiction. Each of these concepts as well as consciousness, memory, intuition and the mind are integral to the narrative. Murakami blends these into the storyline with a mix of metaphysics, fiction, realism, fantasy, analogy and romance. The …

A 5 Spot After Dark Series - Part Two

The Elusive Haruki Murakami Critical acclaim, for Haruki Murakami’s work, in Japan was slow in coming. “I was a black sheep in the Japanese literary world,” Murakami recalls. This is partly because of the multitudes of American cultural references throughout his fiction. His work was seen as “too American-like”. Reality leaks …