Haruki Murakami ~ Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

So now I’ve caught up with the compleat published works of Haruki Murakami (in preparation for the English publication of his latest novel, The Colorless Tsukuro Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage), having just finished reading his comprehensive short story collection (works from 1980-2005), Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman. Two dozen brilliant stories wholly worthy of …

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New Two-Piano Concerto and Hexameron with pianist/composer Andre Mehmari and the Miami Symphony Orchestra, May 3, 2015

Thrilled to announce this project, brainchild of Maestro Eduardo Marturet‘s Season of the Piano at the Miami Symphony Orchestra, a collaboration with brilliant Brazilian jazz pianist and composer, Andre Mehmari. His music is beautiful, his energy, infectious. Thanks to school-chum and Percussionist of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Dexter Dwight, for turning me onto this great …

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Welcome to the new place

Thanks to the painstaking and penetrating procedure of Drew McManus, and the thorough and intuitive platform interactivity by Venture Industries, christopheroriley.com has a whole new face, as well as ongoing instant maintenance on all aspects of the site. Even I have a much more hands-on access to everything, from calendar to content to concept. To …

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Haruki Murakami ~ What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Just finished reading Haruki Murakami‘s collection of essays on his marathon and triathalon training and not incidentally, his writing method and discipline, his raison d’etre, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. True to the inspired and inspiring tone and content, I read most of this in a two-hour StairMaster session. A confessional …

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Haruki Murakami ~ Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

Just finished reading my first volume of Haruki Muramaki‘s non-fiction, Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche, essays by the author sandwiched between intensive interviews by the author of victims of the sarin gas attack that took place in the Tokyo subway system early the morning of March 20, 1995, and associates of …

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