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Murakami’s Uncanny Doors of Perception

Murakami’s Uncanny Doors of Perception

 One of the most consistently interesting writers of the last twenty years is Haruki Murakami, the Japanese dynamo whose novels defy categorization. Well, actually, they can be categorized under a rubric all their own. Murakamism, let’s say. By that I mean . . . the strange and surreal dislocation of humans and their interactions approaching the gateway. The gateway being the door into or out of another dimension, a hidden world, for a moment.   In most of his novels,…

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