Kafka on the Shore

by

Haruki Murakami

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Entrance Stone

A mysterious, supernatural object that becomes the focus of Hoshino and Nakata’s quest. The entrance stone is white, round, and about the size of a vinyl record. It seems to weigh more at some times… read analysis of Entrance Stone

Oedipal Complex

The Oedipal complex is an idea from Freudian psychoanalysis that male children unconsciously desire to kill their fathers and sleep with their mothers. The name “Oedipal complex” is a reference to the myth of Oedipus… read analysis of Oedipal Complex