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Sōseki Natsume

Sōseki Natsume

·3.82·36,203 Ratings
“ Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ” ― Rumi
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  • I Am a Cat: I

    1989·
    ·3.47·300 Ratings
    See alternate cover edition here.I am a cat. As yet I have no name.So begins one of the most original and unforgettable works in Japanese literature.Richly allegorical and delightfully readable, I Am a Cat is the chronicle of an unloved, unwanted, wanderi
  • And Then

    1997·
    ·3.91·488 Ratings
    And Then, ranked as one of Soseki Natsume's most insightful and stirring novels, tells the story of Daisuke, a young Japanese man struggling with his personal purpose and identity, as well as the changing social landscape of Meiji-era Japan. As Japan ente
  • Sanshirō

    2002·
    ·3.81·1,412 Ratings
    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 tens
  • To the Spring Equinox and Beyond

    2005·
    ·3.84·108 Ratings
    Legendary Japanese novelist Soseki Natsume dissects the human personality in all its complexity in this unforgettable narrative. Keitaro, a recent college graduate, lives a life intertwined with several other characters, each carrying their own emotional
  • I Am a Cat

    2001·
    ·3.71·4,540 Ratings
    I am a cat. As yet I have no name.So begins one of the most original and unforgettable works in Japanese literature.Richly allegorical and delightfully readable, I Am a Cat is the chronicle of an unloved, unwanted, wandering kitten who spends all his time
  • The Three-Cornered World

    2011·
    ·3.91·808 Ratings
    "An artist abandons city life to wander into the mountains to meditate, but when he decides to stay at a near-deserted inn he soon finds himself drawn to the daughter of the innkeeper. This strange and beautiful woman is rumoured to have abandoned her hus
  • The Gate

    2005·
    ·3.95·605 Ratings
    One of the central masterpieces of 20th-century Japanese literature, The Gate describes the everyday world of the humble clerk Sosuke and his wife Oyone, living in quiet obscurity in a house at the bottom of a cliff. Seemingly cursed with the inability to
  • Light and Darkness

    1916·
    ·3.79·103 Ratings
    Published in 1917, "Light and Dark" is unlike any of Natsume Soseki's previous works and unique in Japanese fiction of the period. What distinguishes the novel as "modern" is its remarkable representation of interiority. The protagonists, Tsuda Yoshio, th
  • The Miner

    1988·
    ·3.97·267 Ratings
    Written in 1908, this absurdist novel about the indeterminate nature of human personality anticipates the work of Joyce and Beckett. Almost devoid of plot and characterization, it unfolds within the mind of the protagonist. His ruminatations constitute th
  • Wayfarer

    1982·
    ·3.84·101 Ratings
    A strange relationship develops between Ichiro, his wife Onao, and his brother Jiro as a result of Ichiro's and Onao's incompatibility.
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