Thursday, November 3

doppelgangers

In the same way that I'd describe Weezer as being indie rock even though they've sold a bajillion albums, I'd call Haruki Murakami a cult author.

Maybe that's not fair of me, but you've also gotta accept that this blog is a bit of a dictatorship, and that's how it's going to be.

Anyway, here's an article about Murakami, who spoke recently at Tufts. Writing, for him, is apparently a bit physically arduous. And here's him talking about doppelgangers:
Right now, I am talking to you at Tufts, but at the same time I might want to be [in another place]
This resonates oddly just because I'm so used to my Brandeis friends imagining (hotter, smarter) doppelgangers of themselves (who got laid more and danced better) over at Tufts.

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