The Fierce Imagination of Haruki Murakami
Murakami sold his jazz club in order to devote himself, full time, to writing. “Full time,” for Murakami, means something different from what it does for most people. For 30 years now, he has lived a monkishly regimented life, each facet of which has been precisely engineered to help him produce his work. He runs or swims long distances almost every day, eats a healthful diet, goes to bed...