Happy election-year Halloween! Here are some horrifying movies featuring the apocalypse
The dread of this seemingly inescapable catastrophe pervaded Japanese culture, from the pessimistic novels of Kenzaburo Oe to the Godzilla movies. It was a subject that was to engage Kurosawa throughout his life, and he returned to it in one of his ...
About Bob Dylan – Nobel Laureate: “A Lightning Rod for Contentious Debate and Polarized Views”
Center for Research on Globalization
Mishima had written a note of recommendation to the Nobel committee in Kawabata's favour and died having correctly prophesized that when Japan's 'turn' came again, it would be his rival Kenzaburo Oe who would be the more likely to succeed. The award ...
Murakami may never win the Nobel Prize — and that's OK
The Japan Times
Kenzaburo Oe who won the 1994 Nobel Prize in literature — the only Japanese novelist to do so besides Yasunari Kawabata in 1968 — was an adamant critic of Murakami's writing. Oe “saw through Murakami,” according to literary critic Kazuo Kuroko, who ...
It's that Haruki Murakami time of the year again：The Asahi Shimbun
Here we go again ... it's time for the annual Haruki Murakami Nobel Prize in Literature merry-go-rou.