On Haruki Murakami

A nice piece on The Atlantic about his newest novel: The Mystery of Murakami

I have to admit, I’ve been a fan since my early twenties, I thought it was a temporary crush due to the age but it just refused to fade. The novels still have their mesmerizing effect.

I like to assign Murakami’s short stories to the students of my translating class and to compare the existing Russian and English versions, trying to guess the original )

Here are some stories published by New Yorker: YesterdaySamsa in Love and Town of Cats (this one is an abstract from 1Q84)