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Description - I am a Cat by Soseki Natsume

Written over the course of 1904-6, Soseki's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat satirizes the follies of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era. With acerbic wit and sardonic perspective, it follows the whimsical adventures of a world-weary stray kitten who comments on the follies and foibles of the people around him."A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn't have a name, and has never caught a mouse, and isn't much good for anything except watching human beings in action..." -The New Yorker

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804832656
ISBN-10: 080483265X
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 135mm x 38mm)
Pages: 696
Imprint: Tuttle Publishing
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Soseki Natsume

Born Natsume Kinnosuke, Soseki was brought up in a middle-class family at the beginning of the Meiji period. After an extensive education in English, Chinese, and Japanese literature, Soseki taught English at the University of Tokyo. In 1907, he gave up teaching to devote himself to writing and produced a number of books, including Botchan, The Three-Cornered World, and Mon. He died in Tokyo in 1916.

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