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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 […]

300 short stories:: story 186

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2019 short stories

story: “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman” author: Haruki Murakami year: 2006 where: midday and golden note: I love Murakami’s introduction to this collection. He writes, “My short stories are like soft shadows I’ve set out in the world, faint footprints I’ve left behind.” a line: “My cousin lived nearby, but I was just over a decade older than him and we had never been what you’d call close.”