Murakami’s Un-American Talents

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Laura Miller, writing at Salon, argues that Haruki Murakami has a simple and often understated skill that American writers lack (or at least, aren’t willing to pursue): how he tramples “the coyness and elision that plagues so much…literary fiction on the same themes” in the United States.


Alex Norcia is a writer living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in VICE, The Millions, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Electric Literature, Word Riot, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. He is an editor-at-large at The Offing. More from this author →