Tag Archives: Haruki Murakami

Top Ten Tuesday: Planned Reading in the New Year

  The Broke and the Bookish, a blog down yonder, is asking what we’re excited about reading this year. A list like this doesn’t come easily to me; my TBR list is not organized by any sort of priority. My interests … Continue reading

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“I strongly advise people not to read literature in translation.”

The above is a comment by Jay Rubin, best known for his translations of Haruki Murakami. Here he is being interviewed for a New Yorker podcast. The problem of the untranslatable looms large in my mind, especially as my literary … Continue reading

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Literary World Tour – Japan

My friend Brian approached me about putting together, with him, a solid reading regimen. Something less haphazard than the usual strategy we share. We cycled through various ideas, but finally settled on embarking on a literary world tour. We’re starting … Continue reading

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