Jay Rubin





Jay Rubin


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The United States

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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Haruki Murakami and the Mus...

3.76 avg rating — 1,151 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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Making Sense of Japanese: W...

4.18 avg rating — 296 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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The Sun Gods

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4.02 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Modern Japanese Writers

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2000
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Alehouse #4 Poetry on Tap

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2010
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Injurious to Public Morals:...

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Alehouse No. 2 2008

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

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4.17 avg rating — 135,818 ratings — published 1994 — 121 editions
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1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)

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3.86 avg rating — 113,636 ratings — published 2010 — 88 editions
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The Elephant Vanishes

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3.90 avg rating — 23,417 ratings — published 1985 — 70 editions
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“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

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

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