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

May 2017 New School Classic Poll

 
  58 votes, 17.7%

 
  55 votes, 16.8%

My Ántonia by Willa Cather, 1918, 232
 
  37 votes, 11.3%

 
  31 votes, 9.5%

 
  27 votes, 8.3%

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, 1989, 288 pgs
 
  26 votes, 8.0%

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov, 1962, 246
 
  21 votes, 6.4%

 
  20 votes, 6.1%

 
  12 votes, 3.7%

 
  11 votes, 3.4%

 
  11 votes, 3.4%

Silence by Shūsaku Endō, 1966, 201
 
  9 votes, 2.8%

 
  5 votes, 1.5%

 
  4 votes, 1.2%

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