New Haruki Murakami Short Story Featured in ‘The New Yorker’

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By Maryann Yin Comment

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World renowned novelist Haruki Murakami has written a new short story entitled “Yesterday.”

Japanese literature expert Philip Gabriel served as the translator. The New Yorker has published it in their new Summer Fiction issue; thus far it has attracted 295 “favorites” on Twitter.

Here’s an excerpt from the piece: “As far as I know, the only person ever to put Japanese lyrics to the Beatles song ‘Yesterday’ (and to do so in the distinctive Kansai dialect, no less) was a guy named Kitaru. He used to belt out his own version when he was taking a bath.” (via NPR)

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