Essays

The “I” in Murakami

Discussing Murakami within the Japanese literary tradition is in itself rare. He is, by his own admission, less well-loved in Japan than abroad.

Seek, Memory …

If memory is an unreliable narrator, how can it be the medium through which we arrive at the truth about ourselves?

Nuclear Noir

At its core, noir is a feeling: realizing one’s own helplessness, when faced with the vast networks of power that control everyday life.