Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program
Tuesday September 26, 2017
10:30 AM until 12:00 PM
"International Short Stories"
The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami (Japan)
"The Elephant Vanishes" is a short story by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, included ina short story collection of the same name. Murakami is known for his calm delivery of prose writing and his inside depiction of the Japanese world view.
This particular short story focuses on the protagonist's personal reaction to the presence - and then disappearance - of an old elephant in his hometown. The elephant was a refuge from a defunt zoo, and the town council agreed to take on the elephant and provide for it, including food and a keeper.
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