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...

3.82 avg rating — 1,553 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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Making Sense of Japanese: W...

4.17 avg rating — 466 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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The Penguin Book of Japanes...

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4.22 avg rating — 394 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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The Sun Gods

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3.95 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Modern Japanese Writers

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2000
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Injurious to Public Morals:...

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1983
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Alehouse #4 Poetry on Tap

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2010
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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 — 196,668 ratings — published 1994 — 149 editions
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3.92 avg rating — 177,953 ratings — published 2009 — 41 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

“Sorrow never heals. We simply take comfort in the fact that our pain seems to fade.”
Jay Rubin, The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

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