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Natsume, Sōseki 1867-1916

Works: 2,396 works in 6,965 publications in 13 languages and 40,523 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Bibliography  Illustrations  Comic books, strips, etc  Young adult works  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Artist, Honoree
Classifications: PL812.A8, 895.634
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Kokoro by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
262 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,525 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, p. 4
Botchan by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
311 editions published between 1907 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,879 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 )
56 editions published between 1909 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,188 libraries worldwide
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 ..."
Reflections in a glass door memory and melancholy in the personal writings of Natsume Sōseki by Sōseki Natsume( file )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
The three cornered world by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
43 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
The story of an artist who retreats to a country resort hotel and becomes involved in a series of mysterious encounters
Theory of literature and other critical writings by Sōseki Natsume( file )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 681 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."--BOOK JACKET
Grass on the wayside = Michikusa : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
29 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 640 libraries worldwide
And then = Natsume Sōseki's novel Sorekara by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
29 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 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."--P. [4] of cover
Light and darkness; an unfinished novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
26 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 libraries worldwide
The wayfarer. Kōjin by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
10 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Mon by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
82 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 525 libraries worldwide
Sanshiro : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
37 editions published between 1938 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 354 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." --Book Jacket
To the spring equinox and beyond by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 318 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
Wagahai wa neko de aru by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
150 editions published between 1907 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 309 libraries worldwide
A nameless house cat takes a humorous look at various daily aspects of human society in Meiji Japan
Natsume Sōseki shū by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
82 editions published between 1927 and 2000 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Kusamakura by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
"Natsume Soseki's Kusamakura follows its nameless young artist-narrator on a meandering walking tour of the mountains. At the inn at a hot spring resort, he has a series of mysterious encounters with Nami, the lovely young daughter of the establishment. Nami, or 'beauty,' is the center of this elegant novel, the still point around which the artist moves and the enigmatic subject of Soseki's word painting. In the author's words, Kusamakura is 'a haiku-style novel, that lives through beauty.' Written at a time when Japan was opening its doors to the rest of the world, Kusamakura turns inward, to the pristine mountain idyll and the taciturn lyricism of its courtship scenes, enshrining the essence of old Japan in a work of enchanting literary nostalgia." -- Book cover
Sōseki zenshū by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
46 editions published between 1920 and 1996 in Japanese and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Breaking into Japanese literature : seven modern classics in parallel text by Giles Murray( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 219 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
The gate by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 212 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
Sanshirō by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
97 editions published between 1909 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 179 libraries worldwide
This is a manga version of Natsume Soseki's story 'Sanshiro'
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Alternative Names
Hsia-mu, Shu-shih, 1867-1916
Kinnosuke Natsume
Kinnosuke Natsume 1867-1916
Nacume, Sóseki.
Nacume, Sōseki, 1867-1916
Natsume, Kinnosuke.
Natsume, Kinnosuke, 1867-1916
Natsume, Kinnosuke 1867-1916 Wirklicher Name
Natsumé, Sôseki
Natsume, Soseki, 1867-1916
Natsume, Souseki, 1867-1916.
Natusme, Sōseki, 1867-1916.
Shushi, 1867-1916
Sōseki, 1867-1916
Sōseki, Nacume, 1867-1916
Sōseki, Natsume
Sō̄seki, Natsume, 1867-1916
Xiamu, Shushi, 1867-1916
Нацумэ, Кинносукэ, 1867-1916
Нацумэ, Киноске, 1867-1916
סוסקי, נטסומה
ナツメ, キンノスケ
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
Japanese (849)
English (532)
French (9)
Chinese (9)
Spanish (5)
Malay (3)
Korean (2)
German (1)
Croatian (1)
Galician (1)
Hebrew (1)
Indonesian (1)
Thai (1)
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