Wonderland Essay

Good and Bad News!

This morning, my “Wonderland Essay” received the formal offer of publication and it will be published in IAFOR’s journal of literature and librarianship in November, 2015. Due to publishing and copyrights, I have to remove the article from this page. As soon as it is published, I will announce it here and provide the links to the article! 🙂

Favourite Quotes

My Favourite Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Quotes

Hard Boiled Wonderland and 
the End of the World by Haruki Murakami 
Published by Vintage Books
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Source: Publisher 
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“In the middle of the North Plaza stands a large Clock-tower piercing skyward. To be precise, one should say it is less a clocktower than an object retaining the form of a clocktower. The clock has long forfeited its original role as a timepiece.” (37-38)

“All the doors are sealed tight; no one is seen entering or leaving. Here, is this a post office for dead letters? This, a mining firm that engages no miners? This, a crematorium without corpses to burn?” (38)

“An expensive automobile may well be worth its price, but it’s only an expensive automobile. If you have the money, you can buy it, anyone can buy it. Procuring a good sofa, on the other hand, requires style and experience and philosophy. It takes money, yes, but you also need a vision of the superior sofa. That sofa among sofas.” (45)

“I wasn’t particularly afraid of death itself. As Shakespeare said, die this year and you don’t have to die the next. All quite simple, if you want to look at it that way. Life’s no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe’s my own to fool with. Hence I can live with it. But after I’m dead, can’t I just lie in peace? Those Egyptian pharoahs had a point, wanting to shut themselves up inside pyramids.” (51) Continue reading