The Japanese writer Haruki Murakami He stated this Wednesday that the stories that nourish his works “fall from the sky” and he only has to find the form and rhythm of the story to fit them into his “particular style” far from any type of pigeonholing and which he has defined as “murakaism.” “.
In a meeting with members of 92 reading clubs from four autonomous communities in northern Spain, held at the Jovellanos Theater in Gijón before an auditorium with a thousand people, before receiving next Friday the Princess of Asturias Award for Literature 2023, Murakami has said that He does not look for the stories he writes, but rather sits back and waits for them to fall to him “from the sky.”
The most widely read Japanese author in the world has recognized that the novel “Red and Black”, by Stendhal, which he read at the age of 12 because the book was at home, was one of the greatest influences that pushed him to dedicate himself to literature with a style that seeks to differentiate himself from other contemporary writers.
The writer, born in Kyoto in 1949, has rejected the opinion of some literary critics who consider him “the father of Japanese magical realism”, stating that flee from all the “isms” and that in any case his style is “murakaism”.
Furthermore, he has expressed his disagreement with the criticism that has been made against him in his country for consider that his novels are not Japanese, by claiming to be Japanese, writing in Japanese, and eating Japanese food.