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— by Jane Bradley: Mieko Kawakami has divided opinion in her home country of Japan with her novel Breasts and Eggs. Lauded publicly by Haruki Murakami, arguably Japan’s best-known author, who has named Kawakami as one of his favourite writers, it has also attracted criticism from Shintaro Ishihara, formerly Tokyo’s governor and himself a writer, who described it as “unpleasant and intolerable”…

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