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Haruki Murakami

In 1978, Haruki Murakami was twenty-nine and running a jazz bar in downtown Tokyo. One April day, the impulse to write a novel came to him suddenly while watching a baseball game. That first novel, Hear the Wind Sing , won a new writers' award and was published the following year. More followed, including A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World , but it was Norwegian Wood , published in 1987, that turned Murakami from a writer into a phenomenon. In works such as...See more

Personality Profile For Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami

The following is a personality profile of Haruki Murakami based on his work.

Haruki Murakami is a bit compulsive, somewhat shortsighted and can be perceived as dependent.

He is intermittent, he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time. He is self-conscious as well: he is sensitive about what others might be thinking about he. But, Haruki Murakami is also unconcerned with art: he is less concerned with artistic or creative activities than most people who participated in our surveys.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.

Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.

Writing style analyzed by IBM Watson

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