Baby, You Can Drive Murakami’s Car

November 9, 2013 | 2 books mentioned

When The Beatles made Rubber Soul, the band probably didn’t realize it would inspire some of the greatest contemporary fiction. First, Haruki Murakami named his novel Norwegian Wood. Now, “Drive My Car”  inspired his new short story.  Bungeishunju published the story today, but English readers are still waiting on the translation. Until then, we can always listen to the album. Pair with: Our essay on the soundtracks behind books.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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