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Soseki, Natsume

Overview
Works: 46 works in 68 publications in 5 languages and 220 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  History  Juvenile works  Illustrated works  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Humorous fiction  Literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PL812.A8, 895.634
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Natsume Soseki
I am a cat by Sōseki Natsume( )

2 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in French and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Am a Cat satirizes the follies of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era
The 210th day by Soseki Natsume( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 210th Day reveals another facet of Soseki's skills. Written almost entirely in dialogue form, it demonstrates Soseki's vivid imagination and his gift for striking images. It follows two friend's attempt to climb the rumbling Mount Aso as it threatens to erupt -- recording their banter about their backgrounds, behaviors, and reactions to the things they see along the way. The 210th Day combines Eastern and Western genres -- the Western autobiography and the traditional Japanese literary diary -- into a work with a unified theme and atmosphere
Inside my glass doors by Sōseki Natsume( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miner by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and German and held by 13 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
Träume aus zehn Nächten by Natsume Soseki( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diez noches de sueños by Judith zamora Lablanca( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diez sueños, diez viajes al subconsciente, diez oníricas visiones, melancólicas, angustiosas, oscuras, tormentosas y en las que en ocasiones se vislumbra la muerte. "Diez noches de sueños" nos sumerge en lo más oculto de la mente de Sōseki para desvelarnos sus miedos e inseguridades, reflejados a través de diez desgarradoras ensoñaciones. Un cariz diferente desprende "El gorrión de Java", pieza en la que, a través de la velada lección de moralidad escondida entre la exquisitez de sus líneas, el autor nos describe con todo lujo de detalles al delicado parajillo de níveo plumaje, el devenir de sus días y la progresiva dejadez en sus cuidados. "Misceláneas primaverales" es una colección de breves relatos, muchos de los cuales transcurren en Londres, ciudad en la que Sōseki vivió los peores años de su vida. Muchas de estas historias dejan traslucir la desesperación, la profunda melancolía, el aislamiento y la soledad que el autor experimentó durante su estancia europea y que lo marcarían tan profundamente. Las tres obras que recopilamos en el presente volumen, pues, muestran al Sōseki más íntimo e introspectivo y nos exhortan a adentrarnos en lo más oculto de su mente
Almohada de hierba by Natsume Soseki( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A medio camino entre la novela poética y el ensayo estético, "Almohada de hierba", una de las menos conocidas obras de Natsume Sōseki, nos invita a un viaje interior a través de las reflexiones que sobre la filosofía, el arte, la belleza y la vida pone el autor en boca del protagonista de este singular relato, un pintor de treinta años que se abandona a la introspección durante su estancia en un aislado balneario, idílico lugar en el que se refugia buscando inspiración para sus cuadros. A las notas de humor, los deliberados arcaísmos lingüísticos, los poemas que salpican por doquier la narración, y al trasfondo de la herencia de una tradición literaria y filosófico-estética propiamente japonesa, se suman las constantes referencias a Occidente merced a la profusa alusión a relevantes figuras culturales de todos los ámbitos, recurso que contribuye a que este embriagador relato constituya no solo un intenso contraste entre ambas culturas, occidental y oriental, sino también una bella obra que mereció el apelativo de "novela-haiku" con el que fue bautizada por su autor
Mon by Sōseki Natsume( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humble clerk and his loving wife scrape out a quiet existence on the margins of late-Meiji 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, S?suke and Oyone find the delicate equilibrium of their household upset by a new obligation to meet the educational expenses of S?suke's brash younger brother. While an unlikely new friendship appears to offer a way out of this bind, it also soon threatens to dredge up a past that could once again force them to flee the capital. Desperate and torn, S?suke finally resolves to travel to a remote Zen mountain monastery to see if perhaps there, through meditation, he can find a way out of his predicament. This moving and deceptively simple story, a melancholy tale shot through with glimmers of joy, beauty, and gentle wit, is an understated masterpiece by the first great writer of modern Japan. At the end of his life, Natsume S?seki declared The Gate, originally published in 1910, to be his favorite among all his novels. This new translation at last captures the original's oblique grace and also corrects numerous errors and omissions that marred the first English version
The Tower of London : tales of Victorian London by Sōseki Natsume( )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spectacle of a Japanese visitor to Victorian London was a rare one, and Natusme Soseki's observations contain unique snapshots of London life. This new translation is accompanied fwith a comprehensive critical introduction and a wry fictional account of a meeting between Soseki and Sherlock Holmes
Daisuke by Sôseki Natsume( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a man trapped between the modernity of the Western world and the traditions of Japanese society, this masterpiece from acclaimed author Natsume Soseki illustrates the conflicts of the Meiji era in Japanese history. Daisuke is the educated son of a wealthy family who returns to his parents' home after graduating from a prestigious university. Detached and apathetic, Daisuke turns down his family's offer to support him financially so long as he marries a woman of their choosing, and he sinks into laziness. But his refined indolence is shaken when he unexpectedly falls in love with the wife of his best friend and is forced--for the first time--to make a choice that will determine his destiny
Kokoro (Translated by Edward McClellan) by Natsume Soseki( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten nights dreaming ; and, The cat's grave by Sōseki Natsume( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murderer discovers his true nature from a talking infant, a samurai is frustrated in his attempts to meditate, and a dying man bestows his hat on a friend in these surrealistic short stories. The dream-like, open-ended tales by the father of Japanese modernist literature offer thought-provoking reflections on fear, death, and loneliness. Their settings range from the Meiji period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the era in which the tales were written, to the prehistoric Age of the Gods; the twelfth-century Kamakura period, in which the samurai class emerged; and the remot
Ten nights of dreams by Natsume Soseki( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by Natsume Sōseki( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Thai and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botchan by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 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
Botchanan by Natsume Soseki( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haïkus by Soseki Natsume( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De sa jeunesse à ses dernières années, le romancier japonais Soseki a composé plus de 2.500 poèmes de forme haïku. En voici un choix de 150, accompagnés de peintures et de calligraphies de l'auteur. Une part plus secrète et aussi plus familière de son oeuvre
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1 edition published in 2010 in Thai and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light and darkness : an unfinished novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 2 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
 
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Alternative Names
Kinnosuke, Natsume

Natsume, Kinnosuke

Natsume, Sōseki

Sōseki

Soseki, Matsume

Sōseki, Natsume

Soseki, Natsumé 1854-1916

Xiamu, Shushi

夏目漱石

Languages
English (22)

German (7)

Spanish (3)

French (2)

Thai (2)