In December , Natsume Sōseki’s creative energy geysered, bearing him upward in the space of 16 months into the empyrean of 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. I Am A Cat(吾輩は猫である) () by Natsume Sōseki, translated by Yasotarō Mōri · Introduction→. Sister Projects. sister projects: Wikipedia.

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I am a Cat – Natsume Sōseki

The characters seem extra ridiculous and hilarious in this volume. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. It doesn’t spoil it, just takes the shine off an otherwise nicely produced volume. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

As a study of his self, I am a Cat is certainly highly critical — though tongue enough in cheek not to merely be a self-battering.

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The ending is abrupt, but one might think that the author simply ran out of ideas, and ended it ther Read on the airplane. Other books in the series.

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There is not much action, and almost every scene is involving pages of intellectual conversation inside the Sneazes’ Tokyo home. Per il resto si tratta di un espediente per riflettere su tutto — ma veramente tutto — con gli occhi disincantati di un soski intelligente e la pigrizia flemmatica di un professore debole di stomaco, alle prese con amici culturalmente elevati proporrei ad uno studente di Biologia il seguente titolo di tesi: I am a Cat III I read the first book and was bored, I have no idea why I went on to the second.


We have no choice but to exterminate them” which the narrator admits: Amelia rated it it was ok Apr 16, Heike Story Eiji Yoshikawa. Chloe Hallam rated it really liked it May 20, This article about a comedy novel of the s is a stub.

I Am a Cat first appeared in ten installments in the literary magazine Hotoguisu Cuckoobetween and Hadeel Er rated it it was ok Jun 14, Richly allegorical and delightfully readable, I Am a Cat is the chronicle of an unloved, unwanted, wandering kitten who spends all his time observing human nature – from the dramas of businessmen and schoolteachers to the foibles of priests and potentates.

I think Waverhouse gets a bit of a Lord Henry essence in this book, which I myself liked very much, but all character were given deeper personalities through the development of the text.

However, he does possess though it is a pitiably small example that sine qua non of any writer or scholar, a study. I Am a Cat is a long book full of wordplay, complicated farcical sequences, obscure cultural references, long philosophical digressions and obtuse allusions to Chinese literature.

Nobody at all, not even Alexander the Great or Napoleon, has ever felt satisfied with his or her conquests.

I Am a Cat

I might even feel uncomfortable about treating them as caricatures in that case and put aside this poison pen of mine. View all 4 comments. Readers should also be aware the introduction contains a spoiler arrgh! In addition, though he is normally to be found asleep in front of it, he does actually spend much of his time with some difficult book propped up before natskme nose.


Written by Japanese author Soseki Narsume init is a wordy intellectual essay about family, society, and ideas clothed over by a story of what a nameless cat observes. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This stage of the literary future is already evidenced in England where two of their leading novelists, Henry James and George Meredith, have personalities nagsume strong and so strongly natsuje in their novels that very few people care to read them.

Natsume’s wit and insight shine within a concisely written story.

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View all 3 comments. It is about his years living with his owner and all the drama and adventures throughout his life. Dec 28, Kimley rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: View all 3 comments. As yet I have no name. Our lovable narrator is an unnamed cat lounging around a Tokyo household in the early years of the 20th century.

I am a Cat 3 books. In other sosemi Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

You meet a man, you take a scunner to him, you get into a quarrel, you fail to squash him, you take him to court, you win your case: Now you don’t actually need to be a cat fancier to enjoy this book. And Then Soseki Natsume. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Like us on Facebook.