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The Best Books for Studying Magical Realism

The Best Books for Studying Magical Realism

In a magical realist story there must be an irreducible element, something that cannot be explained by logic, familiar knowledge, or received belief.” ~David Young and Keith Hollaman Magical realism is a radically complicated literary mode. It’s so complicated that I get uncomfortable every time I hear someone describe a work of literature as a …

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Haruki Murakami Love Quotes

The Best Haruki Murakami Love Quotes

“We are most alive when we’re in love.” ~John Updike Haruki Murakami is not known for writing romance novels, yet something about the way he describes the human condition continues to resonate with readers. He captures love in all its manifestations, ranging from complete and utter loneliness to desperate infatuation. Any Haruki Murakami love quote …

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Haruki Murakami’s Earliest Writing Motivations

“Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.” ~Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Haruki Murakami wrote an introductory essay, The Birth of My Kitchen Table Fiction, when he …

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Study Guide

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Study Guide

The Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Study Guide offers a comprehensive look into the 1985 novel Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami. The study guide includes the following: brief author biography, title breakdown and analysis, major plot points for each chapter, analysis of character development, a list …

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Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Giveaway! Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Giveaway! Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami “The other thing that puzzled him was the fact that their lovemaking and her storytelling were so closely linked, making it hard to tell where one ended and the other began.”  ~Haruki Murakami, Scheherezade By Jessica S. Manuel We are officially one month away from holding the English …

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Reading Beyond Murakami Course Series Book Oblivion

Introducing the Reading Beyond Murakami Course Series

I’m excited to introduce a brand new way to engage with Haruki Murakami’s mind-bending stories. The Reading Beyond Murakami Course Series is a systematic approach to understanding the author in a whole new way. Life-long learners will delight in learning and re-learning what makes literature so profound. The first course launches March 20 and is an in-depth look …

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