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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel (Paperback)

by Haruki Murakami

Laird Hunt Grapples with the Past: The Millions Interview 2

I don’t know how we get off this road of whiteness and onto some other. I do know that it’s real and we can’t afford abstractions when we discuss it and think about it and fight it.

The Case for Genre Fiction: A Guide to Literary Science Fiction and Fantasy 16

It isn’t all about hobbits and lions and wizards. There’s much more to explore.

A Year in Reading: Mensah Demary 1

All I wanted was a literary life — a professional and artistic life defined by the act of creating literature, whether as a writer, a publisher of other writers, and even a curator of writers for live audiences — but achieving a dream simultaneously reveals a void.

Devoutly to Be Wished: Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Consummation 8

With astounding single-mindedness (or monomania, if you prefer), Knausgaard has pursued a writing project that both consumes him and sequesters him from life. He’s Ahab, only he’s gone and caught the whale.

He's Got Game. Literary Game. 0

Reading 1Q84: The Case for Fiction in a Busy Life 27

I stopped questioning the purpose of fiction and instead began to see reading 1Q84 as one of the few necessary things I did all day. The reasons for the change of heart had to do with wonder, with love, and with the way literature provides for the best parts of who we are.

A Novelist Unmoored from Himself: Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 15

1Q84 is Murakami's finest work: nuanced, brilliant, gripping, philosophical but never tendentious, self-assured, cleverly post-modern yet authentic, and possessed of a haunting surrealism that by this point surely deserves its own adjective: Murakamian?

A Year in Reading: Garth Risk Hallberg 2

The number of novelists with a claim to having published major work this year forms a kind of alphabet: Aira, Amis, Bolaño, Boyd, Carey, Cohen, Cunningam, Donoghue...

Uniformity and Blandness: Designing the Body of Work 6

1Q84 Revealed 5

Murakami Fans Rejoice: Counting Down to 1Q84 4

Haruki Murakami in Berkeley 4

Rootless Detachment: A Review of After Dark by Haruki Murakami 10

A Year in Reading: Conversational Reading 0