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Natsume, Sōseki 1867-1916

Works: 2,125 works in 6,590 publications in 20 languages and 41,474 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Bibliography  Portraits  Illustrations  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PL812.A8, 895.634
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Kokoro by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
243 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,577 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 )
322 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,064 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 )
43 editions published between 1921 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,202 libraries worldwide
Cat lovers will delight in the thoughts of a cat whose particular joy in life is commenting on the folly of human beings. Based on a nameless cat's observations of upper-middle-class Japanese society of the Meiji era, the essence of I AM A CAT is its humour and sardonic truths
Reflections in a glass door memory and melancholy in the personal writings of Natsume Sōseki by Sōseki Natsume( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,187 libraries worldwide
Theory of literature and other critical writings by Sōseki Natsume( file )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 864 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
Grass on the wayside = Michikusa : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
111 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 793 libraries worldwide
The three cornered world by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
34 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
The story of an artist who retreats to a country resort hotel and becomes involved in a series of mysterious encounters
The wayfarer. Kōjin by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
19 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 libraries worldwide
And then = Natsume Sōseki's novel Sorekara by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
22 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English 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."--Page 4 of cover
Light and darkness; an unfinished novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
19 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 libraries worldwide
Sanshiro : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
164 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 567 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
Mon by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
80 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Natsume Sōseki shū by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
179 editions published between 1927 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 519 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
Kusamakura by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
81 editions published between 1914 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 385 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
The gate by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 381 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
Wagahai wa neko de aru by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
151 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 379 libraries worldwide
A nameless house cat takes a humorous look at various daily aspects of human society in Meiji Japan
To the spring equinox and beyond by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 321 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
Breaking into Japanese literature : seven modern classics in parallel text by Giles Murray( Book )
3 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
Light and Dark a Novel by Natsume Soseki( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Recovering in a clinic from surgery, Tsuda Yoshio receives visits from a procession of intimates. Divergent interests create friction among these characters that explodes into scenes of jealousy, rancor, and recrimination. Tsuda then travels to a resort spa to continue his convalescence. There he encounters Kiyoko, a woman that inhabits his dreams
The 210th day by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
34 editions published between 1914 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 187 libraries worldwide
The 210th Day reveals another facet of Soseki's skills. Written almost entirely in dialogue form, it demonstrates Soseki's vivid imagination and his gift for striking images. It follows two friend's attempt to climb the rumbling Mount Aso as it threatens to erupt -- recording their banter about their backgrounds, behaviors, and reactions to the things they see along the way. The 210th Day combines Eastern and Western genres -- the Western autobiography and the traditional Japanese literary diary -- into a work with a unified theme and atmosphere
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Alternative Names
Hsia-mu, Shu-shih 1867-1916
Kinnosuke Natsume
Kinnosuke Natsume 1867-1916
Kinosuke , Natsume
Nacume, Sóseki.
Nacume, Sōseki, 1867-1916
Natsume, Kinnosuke.
Natsume Kin'nosuke 1867-1916
Nat︠s︡ume, Soseki
Natsume , Soseki <1867-1916>
Natsume, Souseki, 1867-1916.
Natusme, Sōseki, 1867-1916.
Shushi 1867-1916
Sōseki 1867-1916
Sōseki, Nacume, 1867-1916
Sōseki, Natsume
Sōseki Natsume 1867-1916
Xiamu, Shushi 1867-1916
Нацуме, Сосеки
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
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