Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Book Explaining "How to Read" Tsukuru Tazaki

A collection of 29 essays titled  村上春樹『色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年』をどう読むか (How to Read Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage) was published by Kawade Shobo in June, only two months after the novel's release.  One of the authors is Norihiro Kato, who has written a lot about Murakami (c.f. Murakami Haruki Yellow Pages), and who recently became a regular op-ed contributor for the New York Times. The band on the cover promises that the book will help the readers figure out whether the novel is a journey in search of oneself or an attempt to bury the past. 
I am always amazed at how quickly Japanese publishers manage to produce such collections!

Here is a link to the book on

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