- To explore Murakami's work through a selection of his short stories.
- To promote a contextual and stylistic analysis mediated by the need to work with translations.
- To analyse a number of short stories and relate them to the Japanese I-novel
- To reflect upon the significance of Realism, Surrealism and Magic realism in the XXI century
The reading group will be an open space for analysis and discussion. Key concepts of text-oriented and reader-oriented approaches will be presented in an attempt to promote participants´ elaboration of their own personal responses to the text.
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