Time and timelessness: A study of narrative structure in Murayama Haruki’s Kafka on the shore

Wing Yin Virginia YEUNG

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Abstract

This essay examines narrative structure and themes in Murakami Haruki’s Kafka on the Shore, mainly from the standpoint of time. It argues that many of the novel’s central ideas, such as growth, recovery from trauma, and the redemptive value of suffering, are explored through the philosophical concept of time. Copyright © 2016 the University of Manitoba.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-160
JournalMosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

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Franz Kafka
Trauma
Concept of Time
Timelessness
Narrative Structure
Philosophical Concepts
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Yeung, V. (2016). Time and timelessness: A study of narrative structure in Murayama Haruki’s Kafka on the shore. Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature, 49(1), 145-160.