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Natsume, Sōseki 1867-1916

Works: 2,979 works in 9,061 publications in 24 languages and 51,566 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Literature  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Biography  Comic books, strips, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Artist, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: PL812.A8, 895.634
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Kokoro by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

238 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,549 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 )

267 editions published between 1907 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 2,326 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( Book )

142 editions published between 1917 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,948 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." --
Reflections in a glass door : memory and melancholy in the personal writings of Natsume Sōseki by Sōseki Natsume( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,578 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
I am a cat by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

89 editions published between 1909 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,397 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 )

203 editions published between 1914 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,343 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
Theory of literature and other critical writings by Sōseki Natsume( )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,048 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
And then : Natsume Sōseki's novel Sorekara by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

154 editions published between 1910 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 949 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
The wayfarer. Kōjin by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

139 editions published between 1914 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 921 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 )

149 editions published between 1914 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 867 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
Sanshiro : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

226 editions published between 1909 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 798 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
I am a cat (III) by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

203 editions published between 1919 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las aventuras de un desdeñoso felino que cohabita, de modo accidental, con un grupo de grotescos personajes, miembros todos ellos de la bienpensante clase media tokiota: el dispéptico profesor Kushami y su familia, teóricos dueños de la casa donde vive el gato; el mejor amigo del profesor, el charlatán e irritante Meitei; o el joven estudioso Kangetsu, que día sí, día no, intenta arreglárselas para conquistar a la hija de los vecinos. Escrita justo antes de su aclamada novela Botchan, Soy un gato es una sátira descarnada de la burguesía Meiji
Mon by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

45 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 580 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
To the spring equinox and beyond by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

107 editions published between 1912 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 512 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 by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

45 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 398 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
Botchan by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

132 editions published between 1914 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu tong guo yi ge bu an shi gu, Tan lü zheng zhen de lu mang ge er ta ru she hui hou tong zhou wei su wu zhan kai de zhong zhong xi ju xing chong tu, Xin la er qiao miao di feng ci le she hui shang de chou e xian xiang, Bian ta le bei bi, Quan shu he xu wei, Zan mei le zheng yi, Zhi lü he chun zhen
Men by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

98 editions published between 1911 and 2018 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jiang shu de shi nan zhu ren gong ye zhong zong zhu he peng you qi a mi xiang ai jie he, zhao zhi she hui tuo qi. ta men yin ju zai bu jian yang guang de fang zi li, yi fang mian pin chang zhe zhen cheng xiang qi de tian mi, yi fang mian ti wei zhe fu jiu yu ren de ku se, xian ru yi zhong jin tui wei gu de jiong jing er bu neng zi ba
Breaking into Japanese literature : seven modern classics in parallel text by Giles Murray( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 226 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
Xin by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

64 editions published between 1939 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu you"xian sheng he wo", "shuang qin he wo"ji"xian sheng he yi shu"san bu fen zu cheng, Shi zuo zhe xia mu shu shi tan tao ren xing de jing dian zhi zuo, Ta yi xu huan chen jing er you han ren xin po de bi zhi, Miao xie le ai qing yu you qing de peng zhuang, Li ji zhi xin yu dao yi zhi xin de chong tu, Tu xian le ri ben jin dai zhi shi fen zi mao dun, Chang wang, Wu zhu, Wu nai de jing shen shi jie
Natsume Sōseki by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

66 editions published between 1927 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 220 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
BotchanReflections in a glass door : memory and melancholy in the personal writings of Natsume SōsekiI am a catThe three cornered worldTheory of literature and other critical writingsAnd then : Natsume Sōseki's novel SorekaraSanshiro : a novelI am a cat (III)
Alternative Names
Hsia-mu, Shu-shih 1867-1916

Hsia-mu, Shushih, 1867-1916

Kinnosuke, Natsume

Kinnosuke Natsume 1867-1916

Matsume, Soseki

Nacume, Sooseki

Nacüme Sooseki 1867-1916

Nacume, Sōseki

Nacume, Sōseki, 1867-1916

Nacume, Szószeki

Nasseume, Soseki

Nasseume, Soseki 1867-1916

Naṭsumah, Sosaḳi

Nātsūmah, Sūsahkī

Natsume, Kinnosuke.

Natsume Kin'nosuke 1867-1916

Nat︠s︡u̇mė, Soosėki

Nat︠s︡umė, Sosėki

Natsume, Sōseki, 1867-1916

Natsume Sōseki écrivain japonais

Natsume Sōseki Jaapani romaanikirjanik

Natsume Sōseki Japanese novelist

Natsume Sōseki japanischer Schriftsteller der Meiji-Zeit

Natsume Soseki Japans schrijver

Natsume Sōseki novel·lista japonès

Natsume Sōseki novelista japonés

Natsume Sōseki novelista xaponés

Natsume, Souseki, 1867-1916.

Natume, Sôseki

Natusme, Sōseki, 1867-1916.

Shushi 1867-1916

Sooseki 1867-1916


Sōseki 1867-1916

Sōseki, Nacume, 1867-1916

Sóseki Nacume japonský spisovatel

Sōseki, Natsume.

Sō̄seki, Natsume, 1867-1916

Sōseki Natsume pisarz japoński

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

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

ناتسومي سوسيكي روائي ياباني

नात्सुमे सोसेकी

ನಟ್ಸುಮೆ ಸೊಸೆಕಿ


ნაცუმე სოსეკი

긴노스케 1867-1916

김지조 1867-1916

나스메 소세끼 1867-1916

나스메 소오세끼 1867-1916

나스메 쇼세키 1867-1916

나쓰메 긴노스케 1867-1916

나쓰메, 소세키

나쓰메 소오세끼 1867-1916

나쓰메 소오세키 1867-1916

나쓰메 킨노스케 1867-1916

나쯔메 소세끼 1867-1916

나쯔메 소오세끼 1867-1916

나츠메 소세키 1867-1916

나츠메, 소오세키

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


夏目 漱石 1867-1916

夏目, 金之助

夏目 金之助 1867-1916


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 日本小说家


夏目金之助 1867-1916

漱石 1867-1916