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Linkdump for May 14th

by Rob Friesel

Haruki Murakami and the Art of Japanese Translations Roland Kelts, writing for The New Yorker: Rubin said that the first time he translated a Murakami novel, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, he phoned the author several times a day to nail word choices and correct inconsistencies. “In one scene, a character had black-framed glasses. In another, […]

Linkdump for July 6th

by Rob Friesel

A Software Architect On Chris Eppstein's Coderwall: A software architect lives to serve the engineering team — not the other way around. And ten more aphorisms just like that. (tagged: Chris Eppstein software architect software engineering ) Behold the Boötes void, the spookiest place in the cosmos At io9: There is another, albeit more radical […]

Kafka on the Shore

by Rob Friesel

If you happen to be unfamiliar with Haruki Murakami: he writes these delightfully weird, surrealist1 novels that are somehow simultaneously indecisive yet utterly certain of their subjects. Declaratively ambiguous dreamscapes that are half-hatched out of unimaginable futures. So with that in mind: Kafka on the Shore is like a bizarrely Oedipal Catcher in the Rye—except […]