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Murakami went on the warpath

March 11 2006

The popular novelist Haruki Murakami's protests against the unauthorized sale of his manuscripts on the Internet and used-book stores.

According to Murakami, to 88-year, until he began to use a computer, he wrote his works by hand, giving them the editor of the largest Japanese publishing houses, "Chuo crowns. He died of cancer three years ago, after which the manuscript began to disperse by merchants. In particular, according to the writer, the manuscript of his translation from English to Japanese Fitzgerald story "Ice Palace" is sold in a shop for more than one million yen (about $ 8,500).

Handwritten documents are the property of their author, - the writer - and those that are now sold, it's stolen items, as taken without permission and sell them for profit, "Ekho Moskvy.

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