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Natsume, Sōseki 1867-1916

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Works: 3,895 works in 10,184 publications in 27 languages and 55,438 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  History  Short stories  Humorous fiction  Readers (Publications)  Short stories, Japanese  Literature  Juvenile works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, htt, Other, Illustrator, Honoree, Artist
Classifications: PL812.A8, 895.634
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Kokoro by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

378 editions published between 1914 and 2021 in 19 languages and held by 2,773 WorldCat member 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 )

366 editions published between 1907 and 2021 in 15 languages and held by 2,568 WorldCat member 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
Light and darkness : an unfinished novel by Sōseki Natsume( )

155 editions published between 1917 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 2,171 WorldCat member 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 )

303 editions published between 1907 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Am a Cat satirizes the follies of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era
The three cornered world by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

208 editions published between 1914 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an artist who retreats to a country resort hotel and becomes involved in a series of mysterious encounters
The gate by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

188 editions published between 1911 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 1,217 WorldCat member 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
Theory of literature and other critical writings by Sōseki Natsume( )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,165 WorldCat member 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
Reflections in a glass door : memory and melancholy in the personal writings of Natsume Sōseki by Sōseki Natsume( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member 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 wayfarer. Kōjin by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

158 editions published between 1914 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member 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 )

154 editions published between 1910 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member 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
Sanshiro : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

238 editions published between 1909 and 2021 in 9 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member 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
Grass on the wayside = Michikusa : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

145 editions published between 1914 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member 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
To the spring equinox and beyond by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

116 editions published between 1912 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member 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 : a novel and selected essays by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

67 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member 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
Breaking into Japanese literature : seven modern classics in parallel text by Giles Murray( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member 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
The miner by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

51 editions published between 1943 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Miner is the most daringly experimental and least well-known novel of Japanese writer Natsume Soseki. An absurdist tale written in 1908, it was in many ways a precursor to the work of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. Translated by Jay Rubin, and with an introduction from Haruki Murakami, this is bound to appeal to fans of Japanese literature."--Amazon.com
Ten nights' dreams by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

62 editions published between 1915 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ten Nights' Dreams is a collection of ten short stories or dreams. Among the ten nights, the first, second, third, and fifth nights start with the same sentence, "This is the dream I dreamed." Each dream has a surrealistic atmosphere. Some are funny, and others are grotesquely weird. Did Soseki try to express what he actually dreamed? Or was his subconscious emerging spontaneously in the form of narrative dream?"--Page 4 of cover
Natsume Sōseki by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

44 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo shi mao by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

94 editions published between 1936 and 2020 in Chinese and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xiao shuo cai yong you mo,Feng ci,Hua ji de shou fa,Jie zhu yi zhi mao de shi jue,Ting jue,Gan jue,Yi zhu ren gong zhong xue jiao yuan zhen ye ku sha mi de ri chang qi ju wei zhu xian,Chuan cha le lin ju zi ben jia jin tian qi tu jia nü bu cheng,Yin mou bao fu ku sha mi de mao dun chong tu,Chao xiao le ming zhi shi dai zhi shi fen zi kong xu de jing shen sheng huo,Ji feng ta men zi ming qing gao,Que wu suo shi shi;Bu man xian shi,Que wu li fan kang;Ping yong wu liao,Que bian chi shi su de mao dun xing ge,Bian ta jin tian deng zi chan jie ji ren wu ji bang xiong de shi li,Cu bi,Xiong can de ben xing
Gubijinsō by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

54 editions published between 1908 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Light and darkness : an unfinished novel
Covers
BotchanLight and darkness : an unfinished novelI am a catThe three cornered worldThe gateTheory of literature and other critical writingsReflections in a glass door : memory and melancholy in the personal writings of Natsume SōsekiAnd then : Natsume Sōseki's novel Sorekara
Alternative Names
Hsia-mu, Shu-shih

Hsia-mu, Shu-shih 1867-1916

Hsia-mu, Shushih, 1867-1916

Kinnosuke, Natsume

Kinnosuke Natsume 1867-1916

Kinosuke , Natsume

Matsume, Soseki

Nacumė Kinoskė

Nacume, Sooseki

Nacüme Sooseki 1867-1916

Nacume Soseki

Nacumė, Sosėki 1867-1916

Nacumė Sosekis

Nacume, Szószeki

Nasseume, Soseki

Naṭsumah, Sosaḳi

Nātsūmah, Sūsahkī

Natsumé Kinnosuké

Natsume Kin'nosuke 1867-1916

Nat︠s︡u̇mė, Soosėki

Nat︠s︡umė, Sosėki

Natsume , Soseki <1867-1916>

Natsume Sōseki écrivain japonais

Natsume Sōseki eskritor hapones

Natsume Sōseki Jaapani romaanikirjanik

Natsume Sôseki japana verkisto

Natsume Sōseki Japanese novelist

Natsume Sōseki japanischer Schriftsteller der Meiji-Zeit

Natsume Soseki Japans schrijver

Natsume Sōseki novel·lista japonès

Natsume Soseki novelist japonez

Natsume Sōseki novelista japonés

Natsume Sōseki novelista xaponés

Natsume, Souseki, 1867-1916.

Natṣumīh, Ṣūsiki

Natṣūmyhi, Ṣūsīkī

Natume, Sôseki

Natusme, Sōseki, 1867-1916.

Shushi 1867-1916

Sooseki 1867-1916

Sōseki

Sōseki 1867-1916

Sōseki, Nacume, 1867-1916

Sóseki Nacume japonský spisovatel

Sōseki, Natsume

Sō̄seki, Natsume, 1867-1916

Sōseki Natsume Japanilainen kirjailija

Sōseki Natsume japoński pisarz

Sōseki Natsume romancier japonez

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

Нацумэ, Сосэки, 1867-1916

Нацүмэ, Соосэки

Сосэки, Нацумэ

Сосэки, Нацумэ, 1867-1916

Сосэкі Нацумэ

Նացումե Սոսեկի

נאטסומה, סוסאקי

נצומה סוסקי מחבר רומנים יפני

סוסקי, נטסומה

ناتسومه سوزکی نویسنده و شاعر ژاپنی

ناتسومى سوسيكى

ناتسومي سوسيكي روائي ياباني

نتصميه, صوسك

نتصوميه, صوسيكى

نتصوميه صوسيكى، 1867-1916

नात्सुमे सोसेकी

ನಟ್ಸುಮೆ ಸೊಸೆಕಿ

ན་ཏི་སུ་མེ་སོ་སེ་ཁི

ნაცუმე სოსეკი

나스메 소세끼 1867-1916

나스메 소오세끼 1867-1916

나스메 쇼세키 1867-1916

나쓰메 긴노스케 1867-1916

나쓰메, 소세키

나쓰메 소세키 일본 근대 소설가

나쓰메 소오세끼 1867-1916

나쓰메 소오세키 1867-1916

나쓰메 킨노스케 1867-1916

나쯔메 소세끼 1867-1916

나쯔메 소오세끼 1867-1916

나쯔메 소오세키 1867-1916

나츠메 소세키 1867-1916

나츠메, 소오세키

나츠메 소오세키 1867-1916

하목금지조 1867-1916

하목수석 1867-1916

ナツメ, キンノスケ

ナツメ, キンノスケ 1867-1916

ナツメ, ソウセキ

ナツメ, ソウセキ 1867-1916

夏日漱石, 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 日本作家

夏目漱石 日本小说家

夏目漱石 日本明治時代的小說家

夏目金之助

夏目金之助 1867-1916

漱石 1867-1916

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