Questions tagged [haruki-murakami]

Questions about the works of Haruki Murakami (e.g. Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore, and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle), or his life as a writer. If asking about a specific Murakami work, use this author tag as well as the individual work tag (or [short-stories] or [poetry] if it's too short to have its own tag) and [japanese-literature] if the story was first written in Japanese.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
66 views

“That’s because you’ve already made your wish.” What does it mean?

Haruki Murakami's short story "Birthday Girl", available to read online, is about a girl working part-time as a waiter who gets to make a special wish on her twentieth birthday. In the frame story, ...
4
votes
0answers
48 views

How many “Little People” are in the story-in-the-story in 1Q84?

In Haruki Murakami's novel 1Q84, there is a novella, Air Chrysalis, that plays an important role. It describes some apparently supernatural beings called "the Little People". When the "Little People"...
2
votes
0answers
42 views

Who is the second narrator character in Haruki Murakami's “Birthday Girl”?

Haruki Murakami's short story "Birthday Girl", available to read online, is about a girl working part-time as a waiter who gets to make a special wish on her twentieth birthday. Much of it is written ...
4
votes
0answers
49 views

What was her wish in Haruki Murakami's “Birthday Girl”?

Haruki Murakami's short story "Birthday Girl", available to read online, is about a girl working part-time as a waiter who gets to make a special wish on her twentieth birthday. The first-person ...
9
votes
0answers
191 views

“The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle”: English vs. Russian translation?

I recently started reading "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" by Haruki Murakami in English and I'm quite enjoying it. However, I learned that the English version — although well-translated — omits ...