E-mail this post

Remember me (?)

All personal information that you provide here will be governed by the Privacy Policy of Blogger.com. More...

Australia's The Age talks to Murakami

[Again, to read it without registering, BugMeNot can help. It's a good interview, with a timeline of Murakami's life, haha!]


And his narrators - usually variations of the same guy, and surely variations of Murakami himself - travel through them from mundane urban malaise into a fathomless cosmic abyss. These stories retrace a path back to the place where Murakami found them. Psychiatrists might call it the subconscious, he calls it "the basement".

... Is the basement a scary place? Is he ever ever afraid to write?

"If it was evil I would be afraid," he says. "I am confident that it is kind of a white magic. But sometimes I have to fight evil things in the darkness. Like Lord of the Rings, ha ha. I feel a little stupid when I'm talking like this."

... He now feels "greater responsibility" to his Japanese readers, and these days they are more inclined to leave him alone.

"They know to treat Murakami like an endangered species," he says. "Very sensitive. Like a giant panda."

Full article here.

links to this post

0 Responses to “”

Leave a Reply

      Convert to boldConvert to italicConvert to link


About us

Best described as a Murakami detox support group, we're all fans of the quirkily brilliant Japanese author, Haruki Murakami, and writing about such things as films we've seen recently and books we're reading (not to mention meandering musings on the man's work, of course) helps us to pass time while waiting for the next book from Haruki-baby.

Previous posts


ATOM 0.3