Men, Memories and Missing Pieces

Men Without , Haruki Murakami, ISBN 78045144, Bond Street Books, 2017 "Well, that was weird!" might be the first fleeting thought cross a reader’s mind who is new experiencing Haruki Murakami’s bizarre world of jazz, baseball, ghosts, cats, spaghetti, marathon, sex, ironing. Bathed an ever-gyrating whirlpool of urban , parables, postmodern nightmares, miracles, puzzles, pop art, Murakami’s appear as those familiar strangers with whom you could gladly share a psychedelic trip down the dark abyss of deserted memories. The Kafkaesque prose master’s unusual dream-reality requires a contemplative engagement of one’s memory in all its missing bits poetic elusiveness. On that account, his romantic treatment of the shadowy figures of imagination captures a less predictable world of fantasies fickle nostalgia. Despite its clearly strong narrative command over everyday reality substantial issues, the idiosyncratic pattern of storytelling one comes across in Murakami’s translated collection, Men Without Women (2017) is not an exception either. This book may be easily misunderstood for its somewhat obscurantist , for has nothing to do with Hemingway’s narrative of rugged prizefighters in his similarly titled 1927 work from which our Japanese storyteller would seem to have […]

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