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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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Murakami Haruki As Literary Journalist

Murakami Haruki As Literary Journalist

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(p.159) Four Murakami Haruki As Literary Journalist
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The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami
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Matthew Carl Strecher

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0005

Chapter Four: a discussion of Murakami’s work as a literary journalist, chiefly in his writings on the 1995 Aum Shinrikyō incident. This chapter also explores how individual narratives connected with that incident come into conflict with public “collective” narratives disseminated through the mass media, and how that conflict is exposed through Murakami’s nonfictional writing on the subject.

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

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