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The in-translation offspring of the Tokyo-based magazine MONKEY , showcasing the best of contemporary Japanese literature.
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Monkey Business Jan 18
Tomorrow, January 19, at 19:00 CET, the 48-hour free streaming premiere of the documentary "Dreaming Murakami" will begin.
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Literary Hub Jan 14
"There aren’t any new words. Our job is to give new meanings and special overtones to absolutely ordinary words.”
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Literary Hub Jan 14
"A story, a monogatari, is not something you create. It is something that you pull out of yourself. The story is already there, inside you. You can’t make it, you can only bring it out."
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Literary Hub Jan 14
"It is the inherent right of all writers to experiment with the possibilities of language in every way they can imagine." In honor of his 70th birthday over the weekend, some writing advice from language experimenter extraordinaire, Haruki Murakami!
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Monkey Business Jan 12
Happy Birthday to MONKEY friend and contributor Haruki Murakami! お誕生日おめでとうございます!
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Monkey Business Jan 4
Haruki Murakami Day: Stream Seven Hours of Mixes Collecting All the Jazz, Classical & Classic American Pop Music from His Novels.
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Monkey Business Jan 2
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Our third installment of Translators to Watch For is now live, featuring a story by Hiroko Oyamada, translated by David Boyd.
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Monkey Business Jan 2
Happy New Year from all of us at Monkey Business! Our Latest Translators to Watch for, MONKEY at Tokyo Literary Festival, and more in our latest newsletter!
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Monkey Business Jan 1
Wishing all of our readers and fans a very Happy New Year! 明けましておめでとうございます!🎉🐷
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LairdHunt Dec 20
Great essay here by Would be fab to read essays that look at different narrative structures and rewards in multiple literatures. Nice shout out too to my favorite lit mag
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Monkey Business Dec 24
Our contributing editor Roland Kelts on the return of anime genius Hayao Miyazaki. Happy Holidays! ()
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Roland Kelts Dec 7
Kudos to Sayaka & Ginny.
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Monkey Business Nov 27
ICYMI - MONKEY in Dubai, New Kenji Miyazawa, Translators to Watch for, 10 Contemporary Japanese Authors You Should Know, and more in MONKEY's latest newsletter!
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Monkey Business Nov 27
Dark Fairy Tales From a Now-Vanished Agrarian Japan: MONKEY contributor Kenji Miyazawa's latest short story collection review in .
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Monkey Business Nov 17
Meet founding editor of , our dear friend & US partner, Brooklyn's Brigid Hughes.
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Monkey Business Nov 16
Omedetou, Tawada-san!
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Monkey Business Nov 14
Looking for something good to read? Check out these 10 contemporary Japanese authors you should know (Including several of our MONKEY contributors!)
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Tokyo Weekender Nov 14
Looking for something good to read? Check out these 10 contemporary Japanese authors you should know.
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Leza Lowitz Nov 6
So inspiring to learn about contemporary from Professor Shibata 2018 in Sharjah.
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Monkey Business Nov 5
Haruki Murakami holds Japanese press conference for the first time in 37 years, to announce a plan to donate manuscripts, books, and other materials to Waseda University.
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