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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The descriptions are very rich and the references to other works are diverse and intriguing, compelling you to know more about japanese classic literature. Even though the text gets much richer with all the aditional characters which are introduced to us and even though I still laughed real hard in many of its situationsmaybe it just wasn’t thought as a whole book to be read chapter after chapter since it was originally published monthly on a Japanese journal.

Parece que estuviera hablando de aoseki tipo viejo, pero en cierto momento aclara que anda pasando los Most of the book listens in on the discussions the teacher, his wife, and his friends have about everyday life, love, and bureaucracy. I am a Cat Soseki Natsume. Soseku trivia or quizzes yet. In this second volume I was able to appreciate the quality of the translation a little more. Me alegra haberlo terminado. Jun 27, Nick rated it liked it.


The feline narrator, an alley cat who soxeki taken up residence in the home of an English professor named Sneezeis increasingly dismayed by the conversations at the heart of the book between the professor and his cronieswho pay him frequent visits in his study. The same truth applies in every context you may care to posit. His adventures were some of my favorite parts from it. Good for reconsidering your self-image.

I am a Cat

Los personajes llegan a resultar cansinos e incluso el sarcasmo del gato — el verdadero punto alto del libro — se hace menos presente y disminuye en intensidad. It actually speaks, in a very particular way, of mediocrity. He was also a scholar of British literature and composer of haiku, kanshi, and fairy tales. Dec 28, Kimley rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The cat is a literary paw for the author, and regretfully, does not matter to anyone much especially in the end.

Chloe Hallam rated it really liked it May 20, I am a Cat III Chapters followed in July and October. A collection of anecdotes told from the perspective of an ordinary albeit extremely intelligent house cat, it has its moments but there’s nothing too captivating here.

Siamo nel giappone moderno, e il gatto si destreggia tra un padrone dispeptico e nevrotico, la sua famiglia scalcinata e gli amici, ciascuno dei quali rappresenta una variante della stessa perfetta balordaggine.


Inhe gave up teaching to devote himself to writing and produced many books, including Botchan, The Three-Cornered World, and Mon. Read on the airplane. For its time, having a cat as a narrator was a unique approach, but what was creative and revolutionary then has lost its novelty under the backdrop of a modern day where the catt has been perpetuated by the countless other books that followed this work.

I am a Cat II by Sōseki Natsume

I Am a Cat Japanese: Nov 28, Paul Michaels rated it it was ok. Jul 14, Sebarashii rated it really liked it.

View all 4 comments. It’s more insightful than I feared it might be, but less engaging than I hoped it would be, mostly because the household that the cat occupies is a humdrum one.

Too o at some point, whimsical at another point. But it didn’t really matter, the story being self-contained and easily read as a stand alone tale narrated by a philosophically-minded cat. Stylistically, I Am a Cat is a gallimaufry of elements: Published December 15th by Tuttle Publishing first published Ando and revised by K.

So begins one of the most original and unforgettable works in Japanese literature. Ten Nights of Dreams