Haruki Murakami


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in Kyoto, Japan
January 12, 1949

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Murakami Haruki (Japanese: 村上 春樹) is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator. His work has been described as 'easily accessible, yet profoundly complex'. He can be located on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/harukimuraka...

Since childhood, Murakami has been heavily influenced by Western culture, particularly Western music and literature. He grew up reading a range of works by American writers, such as Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Brautigan, and he is often distinguished from other Japanese writers by his Western influences.

Murakami studied drama at Waseda University in Tokyo, where he met his wife, Yoko. His first job was at a record store, which is where one of his main characters, Toru Watanabe in Norwegian Wood, works. Sh
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“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.”
Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

Polls

July 2017 New School Classic Poll

 
  46 votes, 13.2%

 
  35 votes, 10.0%

 
  33 votes, 9.5%

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, 1967, 192 pgs
 
  28 votes, 8.0%

 
  28 votes, 8.0%

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, 1945, 185 pgs
 
  26 votes, 7.4%

The Godfather by Mario Puzo, 448 pgs, 1969
 
  26 votes, 7.4%

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, 1930, 267 pgs
 
  23 votes, 6.6%

 
  22 votes, 6.3%

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, 1996, 636 pgs
 
  18 votes, 5.2%

 
  14 votes, 4.0%

 
  13 votes, 3.7%

 
  11 votes, 3.2%

The Sea Wolf by Jack London, 1904, 425 pgs
 
  10 votes, 2.9%

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, 1920, 454 pgs
 
  9 votes, 2.6%

 
  4 votes, 1.1%

Creation by Gore Vidal, 1981, 574 pgs
 
  3 votes, 0.9%

The Street by Ann Petry, 1946, 435
 
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