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Natsume, Sōseki 1867-1916

Works: 2,724 works in 7,302 publications in 10 languages and 45,255 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Portraits  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature  Catalogs  Comic books, strips, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Artist, Other
Classifications: PL812.A8, 895.634
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Most widely held works about Sōseki Natsume
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Most widely held works by Sōseki Natsume
I am a cat by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

254 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,806 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 )

134 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,117 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
Light and darkness : an unfinished novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

102 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 936 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." --
The wayfarer = Kōjin by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

118 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 880 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
Grass on the wayside = Michikusa : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

142 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "hero" of this book is a prof named Kenzo (based on the author himself) who spends most of his energy reading English books and preparing lectures. He is a quiet taciturn man who had rather not speak to his wife and two daughters. He is not wealthy by any means, but among his relatives he is the most financially secure. It is this bit of financialm security that causes the problems in Kenzo's life. His older brother, older sister, and former adoptive father look upon him as a benefactor, and Kenzo resents this view, but because of society's strictures he does all that he can to support his destitute family members. --Daitokuji31 at
Sanshiro : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

178 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 651 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
And then : Natsume Sōseki's novel Sorekara by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the spring equinox and beyond by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

64 editions published between 1912 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 403 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
The gate = [Mon] by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... The Gate describes the world of the humble clerk Sosuke and his wife Oyone, living in quiet obscurity in a house at the bottom of a cliff. Childless, the couple find themselves having to take responsibility for Sosuke's younger brother. Oyone's health begins to fail, and news that Oyone's ex-husband will be visiting near by promotes a sense of crisis in Sosuke and forces him to abandon his life of quiet domesticity."--Back cover
Theory of literature and other critical writings by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 240 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
Breaking into Japanese literature : seven modern classics in parallel text by Giles Murray( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 222 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
Reflections in a glass door : memory and melancholy in the personal writings of Natsume Sōseki by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natsume Sōseki by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

40 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three-year-old Sanshiro graduates from a provincial college and leaves for Tokyo where he can study in a university, but the traffic, academics, and women are both baffling and exciting to Sanshiro, who must find a way to navigate his way through this new environment
Á travers la vitre by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

54 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durant les deux mois de l'année 1915, Sôseki raconte au jour le jour sa vie d'écrivain, avec les troublantes réminiscences et obsessions qui ont hanté son oeuvre. Plus qu'un journal intime, ce récit autobiographique, écrit entre deux crises d'ulcère, dont la dernièree devait l'emporter un an plus tard, est une rêverie où les anecdotes poétiques alternent avec des réflexions profondes et brillantes sur l'art, le théâtre, la séduction, la souffrance, la littérature, l'amour, la mort
Gubijinsō by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

46 editions published between 1908 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miner by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

24 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Miner is the most daringly experimental and least well-known novel of the great Meiji writer Natsume Soseki. An absurdist tale about the indeterminate nature of human personality, written in 1908, it was in many ways a precursor to the work of Joyce and Beckett. The result is a novel that is both absurd and comical, and a true modernist classic
Ten nights' dreams, and, Our cat's grave by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

7 editions published between 1919 and 1949 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My individualism ; and, the philosophical foundations of literature by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

27 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these rare personal essays, Soseki defines the role of art in light of the isolation of the modern world. Each essay includes personal anecdotes that act as allegories about the fate of Japan. In her introduction, Soseki expert Dr. Inger Sigrun Brodey masterfully unravels the complexities of the two essays
Das Schloss, Roman by Franz Kafka( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in Japanese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rediscovering Natsume Sōseki : celebrating the centenary of Sōseki's arrival in England 1900-1902 : with the first English translation of Travels in Manchuria and Korea by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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I am a cat
Alternative Names
Hsia-mu, Shu-shih 1867-1916

Kinnosuke, Natsume

Kinnosuke Natsume 1867-1916

Kinosuke , Natsume

Matsume, Soseki

Nacume, Sooseki

Nacume, Sōseki

Nacume, Sōseki, 1867-1916

Nacume, Szószeki

Nātsūmah, Sūsahkī

Natsume, Kinnosuke.

Natsume Kin'nosuke 1867-1916

Nat︠s︡umė, sosėki

Natsume , Soseki <1867-1916>

Natsume Sōseki écrivain japonais

Natsume Sōseki Japanese novelist of the Meiji period

Natsume Sōseki japanischer Schriftsteller der Meiji-Zeit

Natsume Soseki Japans schrijver

Natsume, Souseki, 1867-1916.

Natume, Sôseki

Natusme, Sōseki, 1867-1916.

Shushi 1867-1916


Sōseki 1867-1916

Soseki, Matsume

Sóseki Nacume

Sōseki, Nacume, 1867-1916

Sōseki, Natsume

Soseki, Natsumé 1854-1916

Sō̄seki, Natsume, 1867-1916

Sōseki Natsume pisarz japoński

Sōseki Natsume scrittore giapponese

Xiamu, Shushi

Xiamu, Shushi 1867-1916

Нацуме, Сосеки

Нацуме Сосеки јапонски романописец

Нацуме Сосекі

Нацумэ, Кинносукэ, 1867-1916

Нацумэ, Киноске, 1867-1916

Нацумэ Сасэкі

Нацумэ, Сосэки

Сосэки Нацумэ 1867-1916

Сосэкі Нацумэ

Նացումե Սոսեկի

סוסקי, נטסומה

ناتسومه سوزکی نویسنده و شاعر ژاپنی

ناتسومه صوسيكي

नात्सुमे सोसेकी

ನಟ್ಸುಮೆ ಸೊಸೆಕಿ


ნაცუმე სოსეკი

긴노스케 1867-1916

나스메 소세끼 1867-1916

나스메 소오세끼 1867-1916

나스메 쇼세키 1867-1916

나쓰메 긴노스케 1867-1916

나쓰메, 소세키

나쓰메 소세키 1867-1916

나쓰메 소오세끼 1867-1916

나쓰메 소오세키 1867-1916

나쓰메 킨노스케 1867-1916

나쯔메 소세끼 1867-1916

나츠메 소세키 1867-1916

나츠메 소오세키 1867-1916

소세키 1867-1916

하목금지조 1867-1916

하목수석 1867-1916

ナツメ, キンノスケ

ナツメ, ソウセキ

ナツメ, ソウセキ, 1867-1916

ナツメソウセキ 1867-1916

夏目 漱石 1867-1916

夏目, 金之助

夏目 金之助 1867-1916


夏目漱石 1867-1916


夏目金之助 1867-1916

漱石 1867-1916

Japanese (837)

English (391)

Chinese (106)

French (44)

Korean (15)

Spanish (6)

German (5)

Czech (3)

Italian (2)

Vietnamese (1)

The three cornered worldSanshiro : a novelAnd then : Natsume Sōseki's novel SorekaraTo the spring equinox and beyondThe gate = [Mon]Theory of literature and other critical writingsBreaking into Japanese literature : seven modern classics in parallel textReflections in a glass door : memory and melancholy in the personal writings of Natsume Sōseki