Publish date: July 1st 1996
Publisher: Gateway Editions
Pages no: 248
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Asian Literature
, Japanese Literature
One of the most famous works of Japanese literature, Kokoro is a masterpiece exploring themes of loneliness and the death of the Meiji era. It was also really depressing. So while intellectually I know it was a good book, it wasn't really all that enjoyable to read. That's just my own personal pre...
IntroductionAbout the TitleAcknowledgmentsSuggestions for Further Reading--KokoroNotes
You like Japan? Read Natsume Soseki.I hope I don't sound racist when I recommend this to people who like that "Japanese melancholic vibe" as if all Japanese people are morose or anything. I grew up loving anime, and if you are familiar with anime, you'll know anime is weird but hilarious all the sam...
Kokoro is a heavy novel. The true story lies with Sensei, and his part is elaborated in the third part. This is a story about loneliness, trust, family loyalty, traditions, and so much more. The ending is depressing! Life is too for that matter, and the feelings and thoughts of Sensei are intensely ...
The story is told in the first person by an unnamed man looking back on his friendship with an older man he calls Sensei. Our narrator during the time of the retrospective is a young guileless man who is student living in Tokyo away from his parents and living a life apart from them without any fo...