Posts tagged ‘Kafka’

POEMS AND FLEETING THOUGHTS

Progression

 

As my years gain numbers

My once youthful mind

Cannot comprehend

This change,

Ponders

The fading past

And wonders

At the future,

I sometimes feel

Like Kafka’s

Roach,

I went to sleep

At seventeen

And awoke

Nearly seventy,

Trying to grasp

The thoughts

Hopes and dreams

As they drift away,

How will time

Treat my questioning

Soul?

 

 

March 20, 2016 at 9:39 pm 1 comment

HARUKI MURAKAMI: HIS EARLY EFFORTS

This Japanese author writes the type of story I love to read.  His tales describe a mundane Japanese life, but include an element of fantasy and unreality.

I have read a great deal of his work, beginning with Kafka on the Shore, then journeying into his beyond and past works; a career with efforts I have never found disappointing.  Wind/Pinball were his first attempt at writing.  If only I could have reached this level in my first attempt, or for that matter my last.  I feel there is something that exists in writing which defies explanation.  These stories are a prime example.

Please read this work.  For if you are a first-time Murakami reader you will become addicted to his style.  If you are already an addict to his work, you will see the beginning of a voice destined for greatness.

February 25, 2016 at 9:25 pm Leave a comment


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