Posted by: bluesyemre | December 8, 2015

#Librarians in uproar after borrowing record of #HarukiMurakami is leaked

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Librarians in Japan have ditched their traditional regard for silence to accuse a newspaper of violating the privacy of Haruki Murakami, Japan’s best-known contemporary writer, after it revealed his teenage reading habits. As a schoolboy in the western port city of Kobe, Murakami delved into the three-volume complete works of the French writer Joseph Kessel, according to library cards leaked to the Kobe Shimbun newspaper. It is not clear, however, if the then student at Kobe high school read Belle De Jour, Kessel’s 1928 novel about a woman who works as a prostitute by day and reverts to her life as a housewife in the evening. The novel was turned into a film in 1967, starring Catherine Deneuve.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/02/librarians-in-uproar-after-borrowing-record-of-haruki-murakami-is-leaked


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