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Carlos Rubio
Murakami’s Japan

(El Japón de Murakami)

Commercial Non-Fiction / Divulgation

  • Published: 31/10/2012
  • ISBN: 9788403013162
  • 576 pages

Murakami’s Japan or Japan’s Murakami? Japan is seen on each page of his novels; you can sense it in the words, the gestures, the values and roots of his quest. Murakami’s Japan aspires to show this reality through “Murakamian” leitmotifs tracing different trajectories: Japan’s exacerbated communism of the 1980s, the Japan of changing social values, the Japan of underground violence, the Japan of caustic criticism of the system, and the turn-of-the-century Japan.

About the author

Carlos Rubio holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently a professor of Japanese Language and Literature at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid; and he also teaches Japanese Culture and Literature at the Casa Asia in Madrid.