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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

  • Soseki Natsume

    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

  • Soseki Natsume

    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

  • Soseki Natsume

    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

  • Natsume Soseki

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Andrew Koji, best known for Warrior and Snake Eyes. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Murakami. One of Soseki's most beloved works of fiction, the novel depicts the 23-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving 'real world' of Tokyo, its women and university. In the subtle tension between our appreciation of Soseki's lively humour and our awareness of Sanshiro's doomed innocence, the novel comes to life. Sanshiro is also penetrating social and cultural commentary. © Natsume Soseki 2009 (P) Penguin Audio...read more

  • Natsume Soseki

    A stunning new English translation—the first in more than forty years—of a major novel by the father of modern Japanese fiction Natsume Soseki's Kusamakura—meaning “grass pillow”—follows its nameless young artist-narrator on a meandering walking tour of the mountains. At the inn at a hot spring resort, he has a series of mysterious encounters with Nami, the lovely young daughter of the establishment. Nami, or 'beauty,' is the center of this elegant novel, the still point around which the artist moves and the enigmatic subject of Soseki's word painting. In the author's words, Kusamakura is 'a haiku-style novel, that lives through beauty.' Written at a...read more

  • Natsume Soseki

    The great Japanese author’s most famous novel, in its first new English translation in half a century   No collection of Japanese literature is complete without Natsume Soseki's Kokoro, his most famous novel and the last he completed before his death. Published here in the first new translation in more than fifty years, Kokoro—meaning 'heart'—is the story of a subtle and poignant friendship between two unnamed characters, a young man and an enigmatic elder whom he calls 'Sensei.' Haunted by tragic secrets that have cast a long shadow over his life, Sensei slowly opens up to his young disciple, confessing indiscretions from his own student days that have left him...read more

  • Natsume Soseki

    Una colección de historias delicadas, meditativas y casi zen que nos transporta a la misma paz interior de su autor. Natsume S?seki nos presenta una mirada a la cotidianidad de su Japón contemporáneo, a la fragilidad de sus impresiones y a la belleza que se encuentra en un soplo de aire. Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. - Natsume Soseki es un autor nacido en Tokio en 1867. Licenciado en Lengua y Literatura Inglesas por la Universidad de Tokio, ejerció de profesor hasta la consagración que le granjeó su primera y rotunda novela, Yo soy un gato. Se lo considera un certero analista de la realidad nipona de su...read more

  • Natsume Soseki

    Botchan es un indiscutible clásico de la moderna literatura japonesa y, desde hace más de cien años, una de las novelas más celebradas por los lectores de aquel país. Considerada el Huckleberry Finn nipón, y comparada también con El guardián entre el centeno, narra las aventuras de Botchan, un joven tokiota descreído y cínico, alter ego de Soseki, al que mandan como profesor a una escuela rural situada en la remota isla de Shikoku. En su nuevo destino pronto se topará con una serie de insólitos personajes, como el jefe de estudios 'Camisarroja' o el 'Calabaza', un triste profesor de ciencias de aspecto enfermizo y ánimo sombrío. Pero sobre todo se verá obligado a hacer frente...read more