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.
|Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
|Published - Mar 2016