- 九州共立大学・九州女子大学・九州女子短期大学・生涯学習研究センター紀要 (ISSN:13421034)
- vol.13, pp.25-35, 2008
Haruki Murakami is a novelist who can write about his personal, imaginary world and make his works universally appealing to the reading public. Human beings used words and invented letters and through these two mediums transmitted culture. There is an uneasiness felt about the frigidity towards letters in modern society. Will not indifference towards others and a lack of imagination for the life of another person cause various problems? Haruki Murakami is admired by many people as a novelist who can empathize with people and offer solutions for their problems in modern society. In the present age, when avoiding literature and other printed materials is the norm, the works of Haruki Murakami are supported by an overwhelming number of readers and his works have been translated into many languages. Haruki Murakami's works have the power to help people understand and cope with the universal human problems concerning modern society. From among numerous works of Haruki Murakami, I will introduce three full-length novels: A Wild Sheep Chase, Norwegian Wood, and Kafka on the Shore.