All posts tagged: Haruki Murakami

400 short stories: story 304

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2019 short stories

story: “On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One April Morning” author: Haruki Murakami year: between 1980 and 1991 where: kitchen table, Abu Dhabi note: I’m unsure about the capitalization of that title. What I like about this story is that many people might find themselves in the initial situation. And I like that it doesn’t matter if you believe in love at first sight or not; the situation can exist either way. a line: “This was something […]

300 short stories:: story 193-198

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story: “New York Mining Disaster”, “Airplane: Or, How He Talked to Himself as If Reciting Poetry”, “A Perfect Day for Kangaroos”, “The Ice Man”, “The Rise and Fall of Sharpie Cakes” author: Haruki Murakami year: 2006 (from Blind Willow, Sleeping Willow) where: everywhere! note: a batch of stories (I’m behind on my chronicling) a line: “’Even after I’d lost almost all sensation, I still knew this: The husband here at the South Pole is not the husband I used to know. I […]

300 short stories:: story 189

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2019 short stories

story: “Man-eating Cats” author: Haruki Murakami year: 2006 where: in palestra note: a reread, a favorite, a fantasy! a line: “The wind was the wind at the edge of the world. An inescapable retro color filled the place. It made me feel as if I were being quietly swallowed up by an alien reality, something foreign and just out of reach, vague yet strangely gentle. And the shadow of that substance colored the faces, the eyes, the […]

300 short stories:: story 188

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2019 short stories

story: “The Year of Spaghetti” author: Haruki Murakami year: 2006 (originally 2005 in The New Yorker) where: home, bed note: Murakami just loves to weave in a mention of spaghetti in his long and short fiction; and this story (and his year of cooking and eating alone) makes me feel so content with my love of solitude. a line: “Can you imagine how astonished the Italians would be if they knew that what they were exporting in 1971 was […]