Sunday, August 14, 2011

Between Authors

I didn't know there was a connection between Haruki Murakami and Raymond Carver!

In her essay, "Unfaithful Reader" (The Hindu, Literary Review, 7 Aug., 2011), Anuradha Roy describes linkages between various authors. Murakami, after reading one story by Carver, swore that he would translate everything Carver had written, into Japanese. He kept his promise and then went on to publish his own first novel after Carver's death in 1988.

This is the sort of essay that sends your fingers shuffling through library book-shelves :)

Additions to my list of must-read's --

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