I Am a Cat by Soseki Natsume
(Tuttle Classics)

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Written over the course of 1904-6, Soseki Natsume's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat, satirizes the foolishness 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 classic of Japanese literature, I Am a Cat is one of Soseki's best-known novels. Considered by many as the greatest writer in modern Japanese history, Soseki's I Am a Cat is a classic novel sure to be enjoyed for years to come.

The New Yorker called it "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..."
 

About Soseki Natsume

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Soseki Natsume (1867-1916) is widely considered the foremost novelist of the Meiji period (1868-1914). Soseki wrote 14 novels, including "Inside my Glass Doors "and "I Am a Cat.
 
Published December 20, 2011 by Tuttle Publishing. 482 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History. Non-fiction

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