Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s new collection, First Person Singular, is a pleasure to read. Photo: AFP Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s new collection, First Person Singular, is a pleasure to read. Photo: AFP
Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s new collection, First Person Singular, is a pleasure to read. Photo: AFP

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First Person Singular: Haruki Murakami’s new collection of short stories is a real pleasure

  • Each of the eight subtly linked stories expresses the existential yearnings of a narrator intensely aware of his (always his) singularity
  • As with much of Murakami’s writing, music plays a central role, while dystopian realities and passive protagonists remain familiar themes

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Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s new collection, First Person Singular, is a pleasure to read. Photo: AFP Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s new collection, First Person Singular, is a pleasure to read. Photo: AFP
Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s new collection, First Person Singular, is a pleasure to read. Photo: AFP
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