Murakami: reading the texts, playing the game–which sends you back to the texts

There is no question that the stories of Haruki Murakami are provocative. They are also very popular with students who read them as Literature in Translation. It's hard to ignore the student appeal of short stories with titles like 'On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning' or 'The Elephant Vanishes' or 'UFO in Koshiro' or 'Super Frog Saves Tokyo.' In the two collections, After the Quake and The Elephant Vanishes, Murakami offers a wealth of material to feed the imagination, ...