We’re back with a new season of A Murakami Minute! This go around we’re reading and discussing Haruki Murakami’s short story collection, The Elephant Vanishes.

In today’s episode, we talk about the first two stories in the collection, The Wind-Up Bird and Tuesday’s Women, and The Second Bakery Attack. We discuss how the first story is a part of Murakami’s most famous novel, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. We also go over our feelings on the translations (which are done by different translators) and how they change the writing styles of the stories. 

A Murakami Minute: The Elephant Vanishes Part 3 Drunken Pen Writing Podcast

This week we cover three more wild stories from Haruki Murakami's short story collection, The Elephant Vanishes. We meet a man who has a very odd diary, a miserable wife who shops for lederhosen, and a mysterious rich guy who has a passion for burning down random barns. 
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2 Comments

  1. Awesome that you guys are doing more Murakami Minutes! I enjoyed listening to the talks you did for “First Person Singular.” And I’ll give this new one a listen. I was introduced to “The Second Bakery Attack” on Levar Burton’s podcast — he did a fantastic job of narrating the story.

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    1. Glad to hear you enjoy the episodes! We should be able to get into more detail with this series as these stories are much more Murakami like compared to First Person Singular. We’ll also have to check out that Burton podcast. He’s awesome 😁

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