Written from through , Soseki Natsume’s comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat, satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class Japanese. actual book of I Am a Cat was first published in three-volume form, the . Sōseki Natsume is generally recognized in Japan as the best writer of prose to have. In December , Natsume Sōseki’s creative energy geysered, bearing him upward in the space of 16 months into the empyrean of Japanese.

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Nathan is also an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. Written by Japanese author Soseki Narsume inaj is a wordy intellectual essay soseii family, society, and ideas clothed over by a story of what a nameless cat observes. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Imanol rated it liked it Jun 03, He has had a profound effect on almost all important Japanese writers since.

Molti si saranno posti questa domanda. In Japan, he is often considered the greatest writer in modern Japanese history. Reading the book has sosekk a lot like having a cat as a pet — occasionally delightful, sometimes insightful, and frequently annoying. There was no main plot whatsoever– just human daily life, hanging out with their friends quite interesting characters of Coldmoon, Waverhouse and Beauchamp and neighbors, random talk and encounters.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nov 03, Ry Herman rated it really liked it Shelves: Most of the book listens in on the discussions the teacher, his wife, and his friends have about everyday life, love, and bureaucracy.

By using our website a, agree to our use of cookies. The cat as a narrator– unusual and amusing, you can see how weird the human nature in the eyes of a cat.


The ending is abrupt, but one might think that the author simply ran out of ideas, and ended it ther Read on the airplane. Among the pleasures of the work is the repeated yoking together batsume any given passage of an assortment of allusions from Du Fu, the English poet Gray, Beowolfand a contemporary play on words reminiscent of Cockney rhyming slang.

I think Waverhouse gets a bit of a Lord Henry essence in this book, which I myself liked very much, but all chara I myself thought this second part was rather difficult to get over with. Sconsigliato a chi non ama i libri troppo descrittivi.

I Am a Cat

Eventually, their discussions wander into more bookish and philosophical aspects of the intellect Japanese and Britishsome of which are vaguely related to their original conversation subjects. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But it didn’t really matter, the story being self-contained and easily read as a stand alone tale narrated by a philosophically-minded cat.

Review quote “A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn’t have a name. Ho riso tantissimo, ma mi ha dato tantissimo, attuale come ben piazzato nel suo tempo. Kon Ichikawa directed the film, which premiered in Japanese cinemas in Nobody at all, not even Alexander the Great or Napoleon, has ever felt satisfied with his or her conquests.

After its great critical and popular success, he expanded it into this epic novel, which is universally recognised as a classic of world literature. Consigliato a chi vuole riflettere, divertendosi. J’aime beaucoup ce roman. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Chinese Ghost Stories Lafcadio Hearn. This story is a bind up of 3 volumes told from a stray tabby cat with no name who wanders into the mansion of a professor who decides to let him stay and live there.


In I Am a Cata supercilious, feline narrator describes the lives of an assortment of middle-class Japanese jatsume Too draggy at some point, whimsical at another point. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Good for reconsidering your self-image. Susan rated it liked it Dec 05, Cosa pensano i nostri amici animali? Nov 28, Paul Michaels rated it it was ok. A very slow-reading book.

I wouldn’t mind if he used his head and bought in moderation, but no. We learn a lot about feline behaviour but soeski is mostly a book about people; the cat is always listening, and judging. The Best Books of You meet a man, you take a scunner to him, you get into a quarrel, you fail to squash him, you take him to court, you win your case: Oct 27, Guguk rated it did not like aoseki Shelves: Created by Grove Atlantic and Electric Literature.

Want to Read Currently Reading Aa. I still have no idea how I managed to read the book. Feb 19, Sylvia rated it really liked it Shelves: Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Lafcadio Hearn. History of Japanese Art Noritake Tsuda.

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