When he wrote his first novel, Haruki Murakami confessed in a lecture, friends called to complain because the book made them want to drink. And when he writes, his words have a music all their own, much of it learned from jazz. Jay Rubin, a self-confessed fan, has written a book for. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words by Jay Rubin.

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And when he writes, his words have a music The story of Murakami’s early jazz-club owning days and his particular interests are perhaps familiar to some readers, but Rubin fills in a great amount of detail. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. View all murzkami comments.

‘Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words’ by Jay Rubin (Review)

It felt like having no direction. I checked out the Dutch edition of the Wind-Up Bird Chronicles after reading The Bakery Attacks in Dutch I am really beginning to appreciate the Dutch translators and it has approximately more harkki than any English edition… I wonder if that means it’s more complete. Also, from a “development of the writer” perspective, are there stages in Murakami’s writing? Wprds Haruki is currently musuc the internationally most widely-read Japanese author.

For those who feel Murakami writes about ‘nothing,’ Rubin has some revelatory passages on ‘meaning’, though he allows that Murakami is mostly about imagination and the rhythm of language thus the title, I murwkami, and an allusion to the references to music in his work.

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It also provides some great context regarding Murakami’s style and influences. The complete review ‘s Review:. Return to Book Page. Carola — I think by poor, people may mean incomplete. Cancel reply Enter your comment here Many of my Goodreads friends question the relevance or roles of those characters in this Franz Kafka and Jerusalem Prizes awardee book. I definitely intend to read this book as part of my self-set ‘Murakami Challenge’.

Fans of Haruki Murakami’s novels should all read this book! Maybe Jay Rubin is doing a Murakami too.

He is most notable for being one of the main translators into English of the works of the Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. For so lo Don’t read this book until you’ve read all of Murakami’s works.

Part exuberant celebrator, part human Murakami encyclopedia, Rubin, a Harvard professor of Japanese Literature and a Murakami translator, puts about the author’s life and writing under a microscope in Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words isn’t a very long book, but Rubin is fairly ambitious: I have read six Murakamis, currently plowing my way through 1Q Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.

That’s actually one of the reasons I read a ton of Goodreads reviews here.

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Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words. That’s one good thing about the guy. Thd Murakami and the music of words Panther Series Harvill panther.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Feb 11, Daz rated it really liked it.

Still, this is a must-read if you care about what credible critics say about the man behind the books, his works and motivation. Jo — Definitely worth a read, especially if you’ve read a lot of Murakami’s work.

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Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words

Perhaps there’s a healthy middle somewhere…. I hardly know anything about Murakami’s life, but this seems like a good place to start. Only very recently having come to any sort of working conclusion about the way I feel about him, I was really curious to see what other people have to say about him.

Rubin is a Murakami fan, and occasionally his wide-eyed enthusiasm goes a bit too far. Then he takes those little Easter eggs and connects them to other Easter eggs stashed in other books, brilliant!

The man seems constitutionally unable to not write. I was able to frequently refer to the many books on my Murakami shelf to jog my memory and spent a lot of time rereading certain short stories. His story should also inspire many aspiring writers. Read it in a week, rubib up every word.