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  • Soseki Natsume

    Written over the course of 1904-1906, Soseki Natsume's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat, satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era. With acerbic wit and sardonic perspective, it follows the whimsical adventures of a world-weary stray kitten who comments on the follies and foibles of the people around him. A classic of Japanese literature, I Am a Cat is one of Soseki's best-known novels. Considered by many as the greatest writer in modern Japanese history, Soseki's I Am a Cat is a classic novel sure to be enjoyed for years to...read more

  • Soseki Natsume

    Garasudono uchi' is Natsume Soseki's last essay, which was written between 'Kokoro' & 'Michikusa'. (Summary by...read more

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    Botchan is the story of a young math teacher from Tokyo whose first assignment takes him to a middle school in the country side. His arrival there is not very lucky: The pupils are bound to test his perseverance and cheerily comment every one of his perceived missteps. In the teacher's room, he soon finds himself in the middle of an intrigue between the jovial "Porcupine" and the fat "Hubbard Squash" on one side, and the effeminate "Red Shirt" and his follower "Clown" on the other. Will Botchan choose the right side in the end? Botchan - with morality as the main theme - is one of the most popular novels in Japan. Sōseki Natsume bases the story on his own experiences as teacher in...read more

  • Soseki Natsume

    This is Soseki's last novel. He died while he was writing this novel. Tsuda and his wife Onobu married several months ago. Tsuda had a poor digestion and entered into a hospital. He often thinks about his ex-lover Kiyoko. - Summary by...read more

  • Soseki Natsume

    This is a collection of essays by Natsume Soseki. They were published in the Asahi Newspaper in 1909. Included are essays about daily life in Tokyo and his experiences in London. (Summary by...read more

  • Soseki Natsume

    The storyteller initially met Sensei at a bathing beach in Kamakura and later often visited Sensei in Tokyo. When Sensei was still young, his friend committed suicide, and Sensei visited his tomb every month. Only towards the end of his own life, Sensei comes to terms with his feelings of guilt. (by...read more

  • Soseki Natsume

    A painter walks to a hot spring in mountains. He meets an attractive lady...read more

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    Botchan becomes a teacher in Matsuyama after he graduated from a school. He meets lots of trouble. After a month he quits the job and returns to Tokyo....read more

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    The scene is Tokyo around 1900, where tramways and 'cars pulled by men' were running. This a story about 3 writers. (Summary by...read more