Murakami despre muzica, visurile lui si despre cum scrie

e in The Guardian transcrierea unei intilniri de la un club de carte dintre Haruki Murakami si cititorii sai.

Murakami iese foarte rar in public si cu atit mai putin iese la intiniri cu cititorii. E frumos ce l-au intrebat oamenii, dar e si foaret simpatic sa-l ghicesti pe scriitor din descrierile contextului (vorbeste engleza, dar are alaturi o traducatoare, din staff-ul lui, care e o fosta chelnerita dintr-un bar in care a fost cu sotia – deci isi pastreaza zona de confort aproape).

Mai jos trei dintre raspunsuri.


I don’t have any idea at all, when I start writing, of what is to come. For instance, for The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, the first thing I had was the call of the bird, because I heard a bird in my back yard (it was the first time I heard that kind of sound and I never have since then. I felt like it was predicting something. So I wanted to write about it). The next thing was cooking spaghetti – these are things that happen to me! I was cooking spaghetti, and somebody call. So I had just these two things at the start. Two years I kept on writing. It’s fun! I don’t know what’s going to happen next, every day. I get up, go to the desk, switch on the computer, etc. and say to myself: “so what’s going to happen today?”It’s fun!


Music comes naturally. When writing fiction, I need something musical, and the songs come automatically to me. I have learned so many things from music – harmony, rhythm, improvisation. Rhythm is important to me – you need it to get the readers to keep writing. Usually I listen to music when I’m writing, and that’s where the songs in the books tend to come from.


It’s my lifetime dream to be sitting at the bottom of a well. It’s a dream come true. [Not a nightmare? asks John Mullan. “No!” “Why not?” “I dont know.”] I thought: it’s fun to write a novel, you can be anything! So I thought: I can sit at the bottom of a well, isolated … Wonderful!

intreaga discutie e aici

cartile lui Murakami sunt traduse in RO la editura Polirom. aici intregul catalog de traduceri.

One Comment Published

10 years ago / Reply

Cristina, o singura mentiune: e vorba de chelnarita unui bar pe care Murakami si sotia lui l-au avut in Tokyo, nu unul in care doar au fost. Inainte sa devina scriitor a fost proprietarul unui bar de jazz. Povesteste despre experienta in New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/06/09/the-running-novelist

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