publication date: Saturday, November 7, 2009 (part of Round XLI)

category: Literature

clue: Nobody does a better job of depicting the Kafkaesque complication and soullessness of modern Japanese society.

explanation: Murakami was a Japanese-American novelist known for winning the Franz Kafka Prize for his novel Kafka on the Shore. His works criticized a job-focused modern Japanese society that was lost its spirit. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Ryan Dunn, Jesse King, and Elaine Beckland


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