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Written over the course of 1904-6, 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 come.

The New Yorker called it "a nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn't have a name, and has never caught a mouse, and isn't much good for anything except watching human beings in action..."

Synopsis:

Written over the course of 1904-6, Soseki's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat, satirizes the follies 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.

The New Yorker called it "a nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn't have a name, and has never caught a mouse, and isn't much good for anything except watching human beings in action..."

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For the first time in one volume - one of the classics of Japanese literature translated by Aiko Ito.

About the Author

Born Natsume Kinnosuke, Soseki was brought up in a middle-class family at the beginning of the Meiji period. After an extensive education in English, Chinese, and Japanese literature, Soseki taught English at the University of Tokyo. In 1907, he gave up teaching to devote himself to writing and produced a number of books, including Botchan, The Three-Cornered World, and Mon. He died in Tokyo in 1916.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804832656
Translator:
Ito, Aiko
Author:
Ito, Aiko
Author:
Natsume, Sosekie
Author:
Natsume, Soseki
Author:
Soseki, Natsume
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Middle class
Subject:
Humorous stories, Japanese.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
I am a cat; soseki natsume; cat; cats; japanese literature
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
00-139
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 18 oz

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Product details 480 pages Tuttle Publishing - English 9780804832656 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Written over the course of 1904-6, Soseki's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat, satirizes the follies 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.

The New Yorker called it "a nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn't have a name, and has never caught a mouse, and isn't much good for anything except watching human beings in action..."

"Synopsis" by , For the first time in one volume - one of the classics of Japanese literature translated by Aiko Ito.
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