Posts Tagged ‘Ryu Murakami’

North Korea and the maturity of Japan’s ‘enfant terrible’

by Jack Dunleavy.

Ryu Murakami is apparently ‘the enfant terrible of contemporary Japanese literature’. I suppose I should start this review of his four books translated into English this year by making general comments about the strangeness of Japanese culture. Yet such observations have been made ad nauseum, and only reflect the Westerner’s shock that anything exists outside their sphere of influence. […]

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