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Sōseki Natsume
Birth date: February 09, 1867
Died: December 09, 1916
Fiction, Poetry
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Apparently this is a classic of Japanese fiction. It dates from the period following the collapse of feudalism and opening up to outside influence, with consequent social upheaval. Soseki pokes gentle fun at the culture he finds himself in and gets away with it, mainly through the twin devices of ma...
brokenbiscuits rated it 4 years ago
Books of 1916: Part Three: Natsume Soseki and James Joyce Light and Darkness by Natsume Soseki This unfinished novel, which was serialized in a newspaper, was Natsume Soseki’s last work, as he died of an ulcer in 1916. As the story begins, the main character Tsuda is going to have an operation o...
brokenbiscuits rated it 4 years ago
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham It has been quite a few years since I read this novel, but I thought it was absolutely terrific and I remember it vividly. The story opens when the main character Philip is a lonely young boy with a club foot being raised by his aunt and uncle. As soon as he...
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it 4 years ago
The character of Botchan is so similar to Holden Caulfield, except this one is more impulsive. i found myself giggling a couple of times.
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AEriko's Book Corner rated it 5 years ago
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...
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