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Kokoro - Sōseki Natsume, Edwin McClellan
Kokoro
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Natsume Soseki is best known for his novel Kokoro, a word which literally means "heart", and has shades of meaning which can be translated as "the heart of things" or "feeling". The work deals with the transition from traditional Japanese society to the modern era, by exploring the friendship... show more
Natsume Soseki is best known for his novel Kokoro, a word which literally means "heart", and has shades of meaning which can be translated as "the heart of things" or "feeling". The work deals with the transition from traditional Japanese society to the modern era, by exploring the friendship between a young man and an older man he calls "Sensei" (or teacher). It continues the theme of isolation developed in Soseki's earlier works. Other important themes in the novel include the changing times, the changing roles and ideals of women, and intergenerational change in values, the role of family, the importance of the self versus the group, the cost of weakness, and identity.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781466402645 (1466402644)
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages no: 172
Edition language: English
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AEriko's Book Corner
AEriko's Book Corner rated it
4.0 Kokoro
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...
Edward
Edward rated it
4.0 Kokoro
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Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it
4.5 Kokoro (Classic)
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the reader in a quiet corner
the reader in a quiet corner rated it
4.0
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...
caseyreads
caseyreads rated it
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 ...
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