Writer’s Quote Wednesday

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Here is a short bio about the author:

Haruki Murakami (Japanese: 村上 春樹) is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator. His work has been described as ‘easily accessible, yet profoundly complex’.

Since childhood, Murakami has been heavily influenced by Western culture, particularly Western music and literature. He grew up reading a range of works by American writers, such as Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Brautigan, and he is often distinguished from other Japanese writers by his Western influences.

Murakami studied drama at Waseda University in Tokyo, where he met his wife, Yoko. His first job was at a record store, which is where one of his main characters, Toru Watanabe in Norwegian Wood, works. Shortly before finishing his studies, Murakami opened the coffeehouse ‘Peter Cat’ which was a jazz bar in the evening in Kokubunji, Tokyo with his wife.

Many of his novels have themes and titles that invoke classical music, such as the three books making up The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: The Thieving Magpie (after Rossini’s opera), Bird as Prophet (after a piano piece by Robert Schumann usually known in English as The Prophet Bird), and The Bird-Catcher (a character in Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute). Some of his novels take their titles from songs: Dance, Dance, Dance (after The Dells’ song, although it is widely thought it was titled after the Beach Boys tune), Norwegian Wood (after The Beatles’ song) and South of the Border, West of the Sun (the first part being the title of a song by Nat King Cole).

This post is for Silver Threading Writer’s Quote Wednesday Event. 

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20 thoughts on “Writer’s Quote Wednesday

  1. A very powerful quote that we can all relate to, for sure… It’s a good reminder when times get tough… Thanks for enlightening me about this author. He seems like such an intriguing person, in real life and through his books!
    Have a splendid Thursday!

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        1. Officially is not, but we had spring temps since Monday. Tomorrow we go back to chilly ones though! 😭
          Sunny days make me happier. So it was a great day.
          Wish you a very nice evening! Hope you having a good one.

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  2. I’ve been wanting to read some of his work for ages, and I never have. I’ve been reading only digital books for a few years. My library doesn’t have any of his work in digital format. I’m going to have to check Amazon to see if there is a kindle edition to some of his novels. Thanks for reminding me to look. I’m going to do that right now.

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  3. Somehow I missed this and I was not following you… I have no idea. 😦 I fixed the problem and must say I have had this issue with about 4 other people. I apologize for not seeing this sooner. You are a special friend to me and I enjoy seeing your posts daily. I loved your quote as it a touched a spot inside my heart. Thank you Lucile! ❤

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    1. My dear friend Colleen, I know this problem well as it has happened to me a few times. You have also once vanished from my followers list.
      I already asked WP about that but they don’t seem to be able to stop this from happening.
      No need to ever apologize to me. WP technical issues are not your fault.
      You have a very special place in my heart, which is unconditional.
      I’m happy you liked the quote.
      Have a beautiful week.
      ❤️ Lucile

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