Novelist as a Profession

[Shokugyô to shite no shô setsuka]
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Type: Literature
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Haruki Murakami (Kyoto, 1949) is a Japanese writer and translator, author of novels and stories. ‘Shokugyō to shite no shōsetsuka’ is a collection of eleven short essays that presents ideas of how the author writes his novels. The first six were already published in parts. It explains the phases he has gone through with his literary creation and his role as a translator.  With a simple and conversational style, he recalls his years as a youth in Japan and his first novels, he gives opinions on literary awards, defines literary creation, explains how gives life to his characters, shows the advantages of physical activity and analyses his relation with his readers. Along the pages, one discovers his literary trajectory and the reasons for his success. It is a book, an autobiography of great interest for all who ask themselves for the keys to artistic creation. The fiction of Murakami is surrealist and focuses on ‘fatalist’ concepts. He is considered an important figure in postmodern literature.

Author: Angeles Labrada, Spain, 2019