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Natsume, Sōseki 1867-1916

Works: 2,040 works in 6,854 publications in 25 languages and 43,986 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Domestic fiction  Bibliography  Comic books, strips, etc  Portraits  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Artist, Other
Classifications: PL812.A8, 895.634
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Kokoro by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
326 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 2,785 libraries worldwide
"No collection of Japanese literature is complete without Kokoro, the last novel Natsume Soseki complete before his death in 1916. 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 reeling with guilt, and revealing, in the seemingly unbridgeable chasm between his moral anguish and his student's struggle to understand it, the profound cultural shift from one generation to the next that characterized Japan in the early twentieth century"--Cover page 4
Botchan by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
387 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,118 libraries worldwide
The setting is Japan's deep south, where the author himself spent some time teaching English in a boys' school. Into this conservative world, with its social proprieties and established pecking order, breezes Botchan, down from the big city, with scant respect for either his elders or his noisy young charges; and the result is a chain of collisions large and small
I am a cat by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
259 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,819 libraries worldwide
I Am a Cat, satirizes the follies of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era
The three cornered world by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
156 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,206 libraries worldwide
The story of an artist who retreats to a country resort hotel and becomes involved in a series of mysterious encounters
Light and darkness : an unfinished novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
105 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 893 libraries worldwide
"Japan's preeminent modern novelist, Natsume Sôseki (1867-1916), may be better known for his works of fiction Kokoro, Botchan, and I Am a Cat, than for his last novel, Meian, uncompleted at his death, which remains something of an enigma -- a neglected masterpiece. A simple plot summary doesn't do it justice: the marriage of Tsuda and O-Nobu is threatened when Kobayashi and others begin dropping hints about another woman. Tsuda departs on a trip to rendezvous with the woman in question, Kiyoko, his former fiancée. The novel is a study of human character, a marriage tested, and what it means to be an individual in the modern world." --
Mon by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
86 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 884 libraries worldwide
Humble clerk and his loving wife scrape out a quiet existence on the margins of Tokyo. Resigned, following years of exile and misfortune, to the bitter consequences of having married without their families' consent, and unable to have children of their own, Sosuke and Oyone find the delicate equilibrium of their household upset by a new obligation to meet the educational expenses of Sosuke's brash younger brother
The wayfarer = Kōjin by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
115 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 884 libraries worldwide
Grass on the wayside = Michikusa : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
135 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 821 libraries worldwide
The "hero" of this book is a prof named Kenzo (based on the author himself) who spends most of his energy reading English books and preparing lectures. He is a quiet taciturn man who had rather not speak to his wife and two daughters. He is not wealthy by any means, but among his relatives he is the most financially secure. It is this bit of financialm security that causes the problems in Kenzo's life. His older brother, older sister, and former adoptive father look upon him as a benefactor, and Kenzo resents this view, but because of society's strictures he does all that he can to support his destitute family members. --Daitokuji31 at
And then : Natsume Sōseki's novel Sorekara by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
98 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 794 libraries worldwide
"Daisuke, the protagonist, is a man in his twenties who is struggling with his personal purpose and identity as well as the changing social landscape of Meiji-era Japan. As Japan enters the Twentieth Century, ancient customs give way to western ideals, and Daisuke works to resolve his feelings of disconnection and abandonment during this time of change. Thanks to his father's wealth, Daisuke has the luxury of having time to develop his philosophies and ruminate on their meaning while remaining intellectually aloof from traditional Japanese culture and the demands of growing industrialization. Then Daisuke's life takes an unexpected turn when he is reunited with his college friend and his sickly wife. At first, Daisuke's stoicism allows him to act according to his intellect, but his intellectual fortress begins to show its vulnerabilities as his emotions start to hold greater sway over his inner life. Daisuke must now weigh his choices in a culture that has always operated on the razor's edge of societal obligation and personal freedom."--Page 4 of cover
Sanshiro : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
174 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 644 libraries worldwide
"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."--Jacket
To the spring equinox and beyond by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
64 editions published between 1912 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 402 libraries worldwide
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 baggage. Romantic, practical, and philosophical themes enable Soseki to explore the very meaning of life
Natsume Sōseki shū by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
105 editions published between 1927 and 1994 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Theory of literature and other critical writings by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
"Although Natsume Soseki is widely celebrated as Japan's greatest modern novelist, he began his writing career as a literary theorist and scholar of English literature. He would later look back on his Theory of Literature (1907) as an immature and unfinished work, but it is in fact an astonishingly original attempt at constructing a model for understanding all literature through the experience of reading." "The Theory of Literature foreshadows the ideas and concepts that would later form the critical foundations of formalism, structuralism, reader-response theory, cognitive science, and postcolonialism. It remains an unprecedented work of literary theory, unmistakably modern yet also clearly (and self-consciously) non-Western. In a later series of lectures and essays, Soseki continued to develop his ideas. This material, some of it never before translated into English, is also included in the volume. The editors offer a critical introduction that contextualizes Soseki's theoretical project historically and explores its contemporary legacy."--Jacket
Breaking into Japanese literature : seven modern classics in parallel text by Giles Murray( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
This is a graded reader for Japanese literature. There are 7 stories, 4 by Sōseki and 3 by Akutagawa, representing 3 different reading levels. In each case the story is presented in Japanese and English with a running dictionary of terms used. An audio version of the stories is available as MP3 files on the Internet
Natsume Sōseki by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
55 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Twenty-three-year-old Sanshiro graduates from a provincial college and leaves for Tokyo where he can study in a university, but the traffic, academics, and women are both baffling and exciting to Sanshiro, who must find a way to navigate his way through this new environment
Reflections in a glass door : memory and melancholy in the personal writings of Natsume Sōseki by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Sōseki zenshū by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
45 editions published between 1917 and 2004 in Japanese and English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Ten nights' dreams by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
42 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Á travers la vitre by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
52 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Durant les deux mois de l'année 1915, Sôseki raconte au jour le jour sa vie d'écrivain, avec les troublantes réminiscences et obsessions qui ont hanté son oeuvre. Plus qu'un journal intime, ce récit autobiographique, écrit entre deux crises d'ulcère, dont la dernièree devait l'emporter un an plus tard, est une rêverie où les anecdotes poétiques alternent avec des réflexions profondes et brillantes sur l'art, le théâtre, la séduction, la souffrance, la littérature, l'amour, la mort
Gubijinsō by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
44 editions published between 1908 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 119 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Hsia-mu, Shu-shih 1867-1916
Kinnosuke Natsume
Kinnosuke Natsume 1867-1916
Nacume, Sóseki.
Nacume, Sōseki, 1867-1916
Nacume Szószeki
Natsume, Kinnosuke.
Natsume Kin'nosuke 1867-1916
Nat︠s︡ume, Soseki
Natsume, Sōseki, 1867-1916
Natsume Sōseki écrivain japonais
Natsume Sōseki Japanese novelist of the Meiji period
Natsume Sōseki japanischer Schriftsteller der Meiji-Zeit
Natsume Soseki Japans schrijver
Natsume, Souseki, 1867-1916.
Natume Sôseki
Natusme, Sōseki, 1867-1916.
Shushi 1867-1916
Sōseki 1867-1916
Sóseki Nacume
Sōseki, Nacume, 1867-1916
Sōseki, Natsume
Sō̄seki, Natsume, 1867-1916
Sōseki Natsume pisarz japoński
Sōseki Natsume scrittore giapponese
Xiamu, Shushi 1867-1916
Нацуме, Сосеки
Нацуме Сосеки јапонски романописец
Нацуме Сосекі
Нацумэ, Кинносукэ, 1867-1916
Нацумэ, Киноске, 1867-1916
Нацумэ Сасэкі
Нацумэ Сосэки
Сосэки Нацумэ 1867-1916
Сосэкі Нацумэ
Նացումե Սոսեկի
סוסקי, נטסומה
ناتسومه سوزکی نویسنده و شاعر ژاپنی
ناتسومه صوسيكي
नात्सुमे सोसेकी
ನಟ್ಸುಮೆ ಸೊಸೆಕಿ
ნაცუმე სოსეკი
긴노스케 1867-1916
나스메 소세끼 1867-1916
나스메 소오세끼 1867-1916
나스메 쇼세키 1867-1916
나쓰메 긴노스케 1867-1916
나쓰메 소세키
나쓰메 소세키 1867-1916
나쓰메 소오세끼 1867-1916
나쓰메 소오세키 1867-1916
나쓰메 킨노스케 1867-1916
나쯔메 소세끼 1867-1916
나츠메 소세키 1867-1916
나츠메 소오세키 1867-1916
소세키 1867-1916
하목금지조 1867-1916
하목수석 1867-1916
ナツメ, キンノスケ
ナツメ, ソウセキ, 1867-1916
ナツメソウセキ 1867-1916
夏目 漱石 1867-1916
夏目, 金之助
夏目 金之助 1867-1916
夏目漱石 1867-1916
夏目金之助 1867-1916
漱石 1867-1916
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