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Natsume, Sōseki 1867-1916

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Works: 2,905 works in 8,937 publications in 26 languages and 51,118 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Literature  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Comic books, strips, etc  Illustrated works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Artist, Other, Illustrator
Classifications: PL812.A8, 895.634
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Most widely held works by Sōseki Natsume
Kokoro by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
239 editions published between 1914 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,407 libraries worldwide
Thieves, gamblers, prostitutes, confidence men: these and other such types mingled with priests, merchants, and ordinary citizens along the great trunk road between Edo (Tokyo) and Kyoto in early 19th century Japan. This colorful cast of thousands eddies and swirls around ne'er-do-well narrator Katsu Kochiki (1802-1850). Written after he had retired and adopted the name "Musui" (dream-besotted), Katsu's memoirs provide a rich and often amusing account of everyday life in Japan when it was still isolated from the rest of the world
Botchan by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
438 editions published between 1907 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 2,149 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
The three cornered world by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
206 editions published between 1914 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,280 libraries worldwide
The story of an artist who retreats to a country resort hotel and becomes involved in a series of mysterious encounters
I am a cat: a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
242 editions published between 1907 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
Originally written as a 10-part serial in 1905-06 and later combined into one volume. I am a cat is considered by many to be Soseki's comic masterpiece as it pokes fun at the upper-middle class of Japanese society during the Meiji era. A nameless cat living with a schoolteacher comments on the on the follies and foibles of the people around him
Light and darkness : an unfinished novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
128 editions published between 1917 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,002 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." -- Amazon.com
I am a cat by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
61 editions published between 1909 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 965 libraries worldwide
I Am a Cat, satirizes the follies of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era
The wayfarer. Kōjin by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
136 editions published between 1914 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 903 libraries worldwide
This novel involves the hero Ichiro, his wife Onao, and his brother Jiro in a triangle. As their drama unfolds, the novel gradually assumes unexpected implications
And then : Natsume Sōseki's novel Sorekara by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
152 editions published between 1910 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 873 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
The gate by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
88 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 873 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
Grass on the wayside = Michikusa : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
149 editions published between 1914 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 860 libraries worldwide
"Grass on the Wayside (Michikusa), Soseki's only autobiographical novel, was written in 1915 when he was forty-eight. He was ill at the time and died the following year. This is an intensely personal document in which the author describes his loneliness, the failure of his marriage, and above all his sense of the futility of human relationships. No one in Japan before Soseki had written with such concern about his own marriage or with such intelligence about his private life." --Back cover
Sanshiro : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
214 editions published between 1909 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 755 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 )
105 editions published between 1912 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 456 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
Kokoro by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
140 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 326 libraries worldwide
A university student befriends an older man, known only as Sensei, who seems rather reclusive and sad, yet often visits the grave of a friend. The reasons are eventually revealed in a letter he sends to his young friend
Theory of literature and other critical writings by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 243 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
Men by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
99 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Ben shu jiang shu de shi nan zhu ren gong ye zhong zong zhu he peng you qi a mi xiang ai jie he, zhao zhi she hui tuo qi. ta men yin ju zai bu jian yang guang de fang zi li, yi fang mian pin chang zhe zhen cheng xiang qi de tian mi, yi fang mian ti wei zhe fu jiu yu ren de ku se, xian ru yi zhong jin tui wei gu de jiong jing er bu neng zi ba
Breaking into Japanese literature : seven modern classics in parallel text by Giles Murray( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 227 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
Gubijinsō by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
96 editions published between 1908 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Ben shu yi 20 shi ji chu de ri ben she hui wei gu shi bei jing,Miao shu le wai jiao guan de nü er teng wei,Yu fu qin,Mu qin,Tong fu yi mu de ge ge,Yi ji lian ren zhi jian de xiang chu he jiao wang,Zui zhong yi teng wei de huan mie he si wang er jie wei
Natsume Soseki by Beongcheon Yu( Book )
61 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 190 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 )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Each chapter contains portions of some of Soseki's essays on a particular topic published at various times in his life. The selections are embedded within the editor's narration of Soseki's life and the circumstances of his writing
The miner by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
24 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman philosophique. Roman psychologique (formation)
 
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Alternative Names
Hsia-mu, Shu-shih 1867-1916
Hsia-mu, Shushih, 1867-1916
Kinnosuke, Natsume
Kinnosuke Natsume 1867-1916
Kinosuke , Natsume
Matsume, Soseki
Nacume, Sooseki
Nacume, Sōseki
Nacume, Sōseki, 1867-1916
Nacume, Szószeki
Nasseume, Soseki
Nasseume, Soseki 1867-1916
Naṭsumah, Sosaḳi
Nātsūmah, Sūsahkī
Natsume, Kinnosuke.
Natsume Kin'nosuke 1867-1916
Nat︠s︡u̇mė, Soosėki
Nat︠s︡umė, Sosėki
Natsume , Soseki <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
Sōseki 1867-1916
Soseki, Matsume
Sōseki, Nacume, 1867-1916
Sóseki Nacume japonský spisovatel
Sōseki, Natsume.
Soseki, Natsumé 1854-1916
Sō̄seki, Natsume, 1867-1916
Sōseki Natsume pisarz japoński
Sōseki Natsume scrittore giapponese
Xiamu, Shushi
Xiamu, Shushi 1867-1916
Нацуме, Сосеки
Нацуме Сосеки јапонски романописец
Нацуме Сосекі
Нацуме, Сосэки
Нацумэ, Кинносукэ, 1867-1916
Нацумэ, Киноске, 1867-1916
Нацумэ Сасэкі
Нацумэ, Сосэки
Нацүмэ, Соосэки
Сосэки, Нацумэ
Сосэки Нацумэ 1867-1916
Сосэкі Нацумэ
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נאטסומה, סוסאקי
נצומה סוסקי
סוסקי, נטסומה
ناتسومه سوزکی نویسنده و شاعر ژاپنی
ناتسومي سوسيكي
नात्सुमे सोसेकी
ನಟ್ಸುಮೆ ಸೊಸೆಕಿ
ན་ཏི་སུ་མེ་སོ་སེ་ཁི
ნაცუმე სოსეკი
긴노스케 1867-1916
김지조 1867-1916
나스메 소세끼 1867-1916
나스메 소오세끼 1867-1916
나스메 쇼세키 1867-1916
나쓰메 긴노스케 1867-1916
나쓰메, 소세키
나쓰메 소오세끼 1867-1916
나쓰메 소오세키 1867-1916
나쓰메 킨노스케 1867-1916
나쯔메 소세끼 1867-1916
나쯔메 소오세끼 1867-1916
나츠메 소세키 1867-1916
나츠메, 소오세키
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
ナツメ, ソウセキ 1867-1916
夏目、漱石
夏目 漱石 1867-1916
夏目, 金之助
夏目 金之助 1867-1916
夏目漱石
夏目潄石, 1867-1916
夏目漱石 日本の明治時代の小説家
夏目漱石 日本小说家
夏目金之助
夏目金之助 1867-1916
漱石 1867-1916
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