Haruki Murakami On Why He Translated The Great Gatsby
"To the best of my recollection, I was in my late thirties when I started telling people I was going to translate The Great Gatsby
when I turned sixty. ... Metaphorically speaking, I had placed Gatsby
securely on my kamidana
, the high shelf that serves as a household shrine to the Shinto gods, and then lived my life glancing up at it from time to time."