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Haruki Murakami interview: ‘When I write fiction I go to weird, secret places in myself’

Killing Commendatore is hard to describe – it is so expansive and intricate – but it touches on many of the themes familiar in Murakami’s novels: the mystery of romantic love, the weight of history, the transcendence of art, the search for elusive things just outside our grasp. Gatsby can be read as a tragic tale about the limits of the American dream.

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