Have I declared my love for Murakami yet today?

Bookslut provided a link to this story: Murakami hits out at Japanese nationalism.

“I’m worried about my country,” the author told the South China Morning Post, an English-language newspaper based in Hong-Kong. “I feel I have a responsibility as a novelist to do something.”

This man confirms my suspicions that the very best novelists are profoundly good people.

7 thoughts on “Have I declared my love for Murakami yet today?

  1. I love Murakami too. That’s an interesting story because I’ve heard Murakami is not that popular in Japan, and I wonder if part of that has to do with his politics. In some ways I wonder if he is the Japanese Jim Jarmusch, more popular outside his own country.

  2. Dude, you really don’t like nationalism?

    I spent a long time with Japanese culture and theater, working as a Noh actor, and nationalism is something that Japan needs and that guy critizing it is highly insulting to the honor of Japan.

  3. quote

    “”We don’t have to be tied by the past, but we have to remember it,” he said.” enuff said for this historian
    – sepoy.

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