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The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami$
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Matthew Carl Strecher

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816691968

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.001.0001

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The Power of the “Story”

The Power of the “Story”

(p.1) Introduction The Power of the “Story”
The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Matthew Carl Strecher

University of Minnesota Press

Introduction: a description of Murakami’s transformation from Japanese novelist into a “global” writer, and the establishment of the idea of inner “narrative” (monogatari) as the linguistic, psychological, and mythological grounding for reality, mind, and culture.

Keywords:   Murakami Haruki, contemporary Japanese literature, philosophy of language, ontology, mythology, psychology, metaphysics, global literature, literary journalism, narrative

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