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Ten nights dreaming ; and, the cat's grave

Author: Sōseki Natsume; Matt Treyvaud
Publisher: Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2015.
Series: Dover thrift editions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A murderer discovers his true nature from a talking infant, a samurai is frustrated in his attempts to meditate, and a dying man bestows his hat on a friend in these surrealistic short stories. The dream-like, open-ended tales by the father of Japanese modernist literature offer thought-provoking reflections on fear, death, and loneliness. Their settings range from the Meiji period of the late nineteenth and early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Natsume, Sōseki, 1867-1916.
Ten nights dreaming ; and, the cat's grave.
Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2015
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sōseki Natsume; Matt Treyvaud
ISBN: 0486807231 9780486807232
OCLC Number: 938350297
Notes: "Dover (2015) new English translation of the stories published in The Asahi Shimbun, 1908; as well as a new English translation of "The cat's grave"--Back cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 65 pages .).
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""Translator�s Note""; ""Foreword""; ""Introduction""; ""Ten Nights""; ""The Cat�s Grave""
Series Title: Dover thrift editions.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Cat's grave
Responsibility: Natsume Sōseki ; a new English translation by Matt Treyvaud ; foreword by Michael Emmerich ; introduction by Susan Napier.

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A murderer discovers his true nature from a talking infant, a samurai is frustrated in his attempts to meditate, and a dying man bestows his hat on a friend in these surrealistic short stories. The dream-like, open-ended tales by the father of Japanese modernist literature offer thought-provoking reflections on fear, death, and loneliness. Their settings range from the Meiji period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the era in which the tales were written, to the prehistoric Age of the Gods; the twelfth-century Kamakura period, in which the samurai class emerged; and the remot.

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