Out 035 152
Guardian weekly logo black and blue png

#2 - Jamal Khashoggi case

Haruki Murakami , High Weirdness

Par Oliver Burkeman - 10 mn


Article suivant

Out 039 153

Why would anyone want to be a football referee? Officials blow the whistle

Out 035 152

People tell Haruki Murakami his books are strange. But, he says, we have to experience the weird to make a better world.

The day before we meet in Manhattan, a woman stopped Haruki Murakami in Central Park, where he had come for his late-morning run. “Excuse me,” she said, “but aren’t you a very famous Japanese novelist?” A faintly odd way of putting the question, but Murakami responded in his usual equable manner. “I said ‘No, really I’m just a writer. But still, it’s nice to meet you!’ And then we shook hands. When people stop me like that, I feel very strange, because I’m just an ordinary guy. I don’t really understand why people want to meet me.”

It would be a mistake to interpret this as false modesty, but equally wrong to see it as genuine dis comfort with fame: so far as it’s possible to tell, the 69-year-old Murakami neither relishes nor dislikes his global celebrity. His outlook, instead, is that of a curious if slightly bemused spectator – both of the surreal stories th...

C'est quoi jrnal ?


Lisez

Plongez dans notre catalogue qui grossit de jour en jour. Nous avons selectionné les meilleures publications juste pour vous.

Découvrez

Découvrez des contenus incroyable. Suivez des sujets, des contributeurs, des publications et construisez votre propre feed.

Partagez

Partagez vos articles et revues préférés avec votre réseau jrnal, et donnez vie à un réseau anti fake news !