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Seattle: Jay Rubin: Haruki Murakami and Me

  • Kinokuniya Seattle 525 South Weller Street Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)
Publisher: 東洋経済新報社 ISBN : 9784492062029 Price: $23.99

Publisher: 東洋経済新報社
ISBN : 9784492062029
Price: $23.99

村上春樹作品の翻訳者として広く知られている、ジェイ・ルービン氏。新作、『村上春樹と私』では、村上春樹さんとの出会いと交流、日本文学の翻訳の難しさ、そして愛する日本のことを綴っています。今回その発売を記念して、紀伊國屋書店シアトル店にてトーク&サイン会を開催いたします。主に日本語での講演になります。どうぞお気軽にご参加ください。

Jay Rubin will be joining us to talk about his newest book from Toyo Keizai titled Murakami Haruki to Watashi, or Haruki Murakami and Me. Dr. Rubin and his translations of prolific Japanese authors from Akutagawa to Soseki have garnered praise from the English literary world. In this essay collection, he explores the foundation of his passion for Japanese literature, the challenges of translation, and his fateful encounter with the works of Haruki Murakami.

This event will mainly be in Japanese, but we welcome all guests to join and ask their questions!

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Thank you to everyone who came to our event! Jay Rubin read passages from his recently published essay collection called 「村上春樹と私」, or Haruki Murakami and Me. Each excerpt revealed what has made Murakami's works so enduring and meaningful to him. If you want to probe the mind of one of the most respected literary translators, we definitely recommend this book! Limited signed copies are available at our Seattle store. Also, stay tuned for the highly anticipated release of Haruki Murakami's newest novel - coming to stores February 25th!

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