Jay Rubin





Jay Rubin

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Born 1941.

Jay Rubin is an American academic and translator. He is most notable for being one of the main translators into English of the works of the Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. He has also written a guide to Japanese, Making Sense of Japanese, and a biographical literary analysis of Murakami.


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“Aus irgendeinem Grund ist das, was mich berührt, immer etwas, das ich nicht verstanden habe.”
Jay Rubin, Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words

“Be as vigilantly on guard against translating such a sentence into the passive voice as you would against committing murder.”
Jay Rubin, Making Sense of Japanese: What the Textbooks Don't Tell You

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