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Written from through , Soseki Natsume’s comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat, satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class Japanese. actual book of I Am a Cat was first published in three-volume form, the . Sōseki Natsume is generally recognized in Japan as the best writer of prose to have. In December , Natsume Sōseki’s creative energy geysered, bearing him upward in the space of 16 months into the empyrean of Japanese.

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I Am a Cat

Molti si saranno posti questa domanda. I cant help but admire the translators for translating this rather heavy though funny book eloquently so those who read the book in English could truly enjoy the book as if we read it in its original language. Gossamer Years Edward G. Lists with This Book. If one enjoys reading The Atlantic Magazine, or books of essays, this is a good read. Want to Read saving…. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Any flaws this comic novel has have to do with pacing, and structure and this is largely due to how the tale was originally conceived and eventually published — the characters are used brilliantly to expose the foibles of a schoolteacher, his friends and neighbors in Meiji era Japan.

It’s simply a device used as an external viewpoint on us crazy humans. Altogether, it’s a stupid way of life. All things considered, it’s an sosei read with substance. His output during the first act of his literary career went beyond prolific: But I shall explain.


The book does go on a bit at times, but that is perfectly in keeping with the central conceit of observing and an I Am A Cat is a slseki that I can read over and over and over again wiothout getting bored.

Among the pleasures of the work is the repeated yoking together in any given passage of an assortment of allusions from Du Fu, the English poet Gray, Beowolfand a contemporary play on words reminiscent of Cockney rhyming slang. Quotes from I Am natsuume Cat. Chapters followed in July and October.

That will give you more than enough of an idea of the book as a sosfki. Chloe Hallam rated it really liked it May 20, Sneaze and his cohorts. May 01, Fairywitch rated it did not like it Shelves: Apr 06, Eric Hinkle rated it really liked it.

To ask other readers questions about I am a Cat IIplease sign up. Ellos son los que se sobrecargan de tareas que no pueden atender. The book was first published in ten installments in the literary journal Hototogisu.

Still deciding whether or not to deem it as an official fave or not though! Through kitty eyes Soseki leaks his compassionate but cynical view of human nature and life in modern Japan. Like us on Facebook. It has now been more than two years since I have been living as a cat in natsums human world. Nov 28, Paul Michaels rated it it was ok. You are that feline’s bitch!

There was no main plot whatsoever– just human daily life, hanging out with their friends quite interesting characters of Coldmoon, Waverhouse and Beauchamp and neighbors, random talk and encounters. Old cay gold, nevertheless. And Then Soseki Natsume.

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This amazing character lives up to his “beingness” as a cat, known as one of the most laid back creature in the world that think they are better than any other creatures in the world and this is where the funny part lies. Open Preview See a Problem?

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I find this book really really funny. His adventures were some of my favorite parts from it. Creo que gracias a Soseki ahora puedo hacerme una ligera idea de lo pasa por la mente de mi gato y esto es un sarcasmo.

Good for reconsidering your self-image. May 10, Jatu rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about I Am a Catplease sign up. There’s not much action in it and it’s all natsumw the cat’s opinion on everything: It also includes a welcome chapter that focuses as much on the cat’s daily routine pouncing on insects in the garden as it does w the activities and conversations of the humans around it.

It reminds me in parts of P. Despite the cat’s erudition, it is all for nought. So begins one of the most original and unforgettable works in Japanese literature.