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Inside My Glass Doors (Tuttle Classics)

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Originally published as Garusudo no Uchi in daily serialization in the Asahi newspaper in 1915, before appearing in book form, this is the first time Inside My Glass Doors has been published in English. It is a moving literary reminiscence, a collection of thirty-nine autobiographical essays penned a year before the author's death. Written in the genre of shohin (little items), the personal vignettes provide a kaleidoscopic view of Natsume Soseki's private world and shed light on his concerns as a novelist.

Readers are at once ushered into Soseki's book-lined study, in his residence in Kikui-cho, as he muses on his present situation and reflects on the past. The story is filled with flashbacks to Soseki's youth-his classmates, his family, and his old neighborhood-as well as episodes from the more recent past, all related in considerable detail. There are his characteristic ruminations about his physical well-being, and from the quiet spaces inside the glass doors of his study, he also calmly observes the clamorous state of the world outside. The essays in this book, crafted with extraordinary subtlety and psychological depth, reflect the work of a great author at the height of his powers.

In his introduction to the work, Dr. Marvin Marcus provides a fresh perspective on Soseki the man and writer, as well as an insightful commentary on the novel itself and the place of reminiscence in Soseki's writings. A selection of photographs of Soseki and his family and friends add further interest to the book.

Synopsis:

A moving literary reminiscence, this is a collection of thirty-nine autobiographical essays penned a year before the author's death.

Synopsis:

Inside My Glass Doors offers the collected observations and ruminations of a great author at the height of his powers. Written a year before the author's death, the stories are filled with flashbacks to Soseki's youth — his classmates, his family, and his old neighborhood — as well as episodes from the more recent past. Readers are ushered into the book-lined study of his residence in Kikui-cho, as he muses on his present situation and reflects on the past. From the quiet spaces inside the glass doors of his study, he calmly observes the clamorous state of the world outside.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804833127
Translator:
Tsunematsu, Sammy T.
Author:
Tsunemalsu, Sammy
Translator:
Tsunematsu, Sammy T.
Author:
Soseki, Natsume
Author:
Natsume, Soseki
Author:
Tsunematsu, Sammy
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction, Japanese.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Edition Number:
1st Tuttle ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20301231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pp of bandw photos
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 8 oz

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A moving literary reminiscence, this is a collection of thirty-nine autobiographical essays penned a year before the author's death.
"Synopsis" by , Inside My Glass Doors offers the collected observations and ruminations of a great author at the height of his powers. Written a year before the author's death, the stories are filled with flashbacks to Soseki's youth — his classmates, his family, and his old neighborhood — as well as episodes from the more recent past. Readers are ushered into the book-lined study of his residence in Kikui-cho, as he muses on his present situation and reflects on the past. From the quiet spaces inside the glass doors of his study, he calmly observes the clamorous state of the world outside.
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