Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words
By Jay Rubin
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780099455448, 362pp.)
Publication Date: February 2005
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Jay Rubin explains how Murakami developed a distinctive new style in Japanese writing. In tracing the reclusive writer’s career, he draws on his own interviews with him, and observations gathered from ten years of collaborating with Murakami on translations of his works.
Words, edited Modern Japanese Writers, and translated Soseki Natsume's Sanshiro and The Miner and Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Norwegian Wood, and After the Quake (Knopf and Harvill, 2002).