Short story “Night of the Spider Monkey”
Emil Viklický Trio- Solitude (Kafka On the Shore Tribute To Haruki Murakami)
Anonymous asked: The local library here has a Japanese collection with the following eclectic mix of Murakami titles in at the moment...1) 夜のくもざる [a picture story] 2)回転木馬のデッド。ヒート 3) [Hear the Wind Sing]風の歌を.. 4) something 螢・納屋を焼く・その他の短編 Do you have any general comments on these titles and especially advice as a reader which would be most ewarding to read, I am a poor reader inJapanese but have got through a few sections of Murakami's work? classics but would like to try something I haven't read in English
It’s a light read and a good book to pass the time. Anzai's illustrations are pretty neat too.
2) Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
This is also a collection of short stories. The stories are highly entertaining.
This is the first novel by Murakami. This book is worth reading if you’re already a fan of his work.
This includes “The Dancing Dwarf” “Blind Willow and sleeping Woman” and “Three German Fantasies”.
So I’m guessing you can speak some Japanese? I’d recommend you read The Spider Monkey in the Night, it’s simple and easy to read. Good luck.
I get out of bed, go over to the window, and look at the night sky. And think about time that can never be regained. I think of rivers, of tides. Forests and water gushing out. Rain and lightning. Rocks and shadows. All of these are in me.Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore
Haruki Murakami’s Polish publisher MUZA SA sent us this video summarizing the vending machine release of the Polish edition of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage from a few days ago.
Check them out on Facebook: Murakami.pl
Haruki Murakami Novels
But Mei, my little Goat Girl Mei, we did have a good time together. It was so wonderful. Like a fairy tale. It’s no comfort to you, Mei, but I’ll never forget you. Shoveling snow until dawn. Holding you tight in that world of images, making love on deductible expenses. Winnie the Pooh and Mei the Goat Girl. Strangling is a horrible way to die. And you didn’t want to die, I know. But there’s nothing I can do for you now. I don’t know what’s right or wrong. I’m doing all I can. This is how I live. It’s the system. I bite my lip and do what I got to do. Good night, Mei, my little Goat Girl. At least you’ll never have to wake again. Never have to die again.
Good night, I voiced the words.
Good night, echoed my mind.
Cuck-koo, sang Mei.
— Haruki Murakami - Dance Dance Dance
Haruki Murakami in high school
Anonymous asked: does murakami teach in cambridge? i read in his autobiography (what i talk about when i talk about running) that he resided in cambridge.
No he does not. He lived in the USA in the early 90s and was involved with various universities there though, much like he currently is a writer in residence at a Hawaiian university.
Wikipedia has some information on this and so does Jay Rubin’s biography on Haruki Murakami (in great detail).
My stock answer for that is: ‘I’ll think about it when I’m dead.’Haruki Murakami after being asked if he believes in reincarnation