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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Judy Arnold act it it was amazing Oct 28, I Am a Cat was written by Japanese author Soseki Natsume at the end of the s and the beginning of the s. Jul 14, Sebarashii rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Eventually, their discussions wander into more bookish and philosophical aspects of the intellect Japanese and Britishsome of which are vaguely related to their original conversation subjects. I am a cat. Other books soseii the series. Created by Grove Atlantic and Electric Literature.

But I shall explain. I am a Cat 3 books. Do not read this first. The novel is not about the cat, but instead about the scholastic ideas of school teacher Sneaze, and his old university friends who visit and discuss academically the neighbors, each other and society.

Aiko Ito and Graeme Wilson. Il gatto filosofo, con le sue soeki zen, ci invita alla scoperta de Cosa pensano i nostri amici animali? 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 book that I can read over and over and over again wiothout getting bored.

Nathan is also an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. If you love your kitty dearly, this book will definitely not satisfy you. All things cons “I am a cat” is a “slow-reading” book.

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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. Stylistically, I Am nxtsume Cat is a gallimaufry of elements: 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.


I find this book really really funny. He has had a profound effect on almost all important Japanese writers since. From untilhis portrait appeared on the front of the Japanese yen note.

x We learn a lot about feline behaviour but this is mostly a book about people; the cat is always listening, and judg 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. View all 17 comments.

I Am a Cat by Sōseki Natsume

Also, that ending though, wtf Natsume Soseki that was fucking uncalled for. 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. It doesn’t spoil soseji, just takes the shine off an otherwise nicely produced volume. He has had a profound effect on almost all important Japanese writers since.

It’s a gentle satire told from the point of view of a household cat in the home of a teacher of modest means and abilities. Review quote “A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn’t have a name. View all 14 comments. Occasionally we are treated to brief interludes in which our sosekii narrator will offer amusing insights into cat behavior. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Parece que estuviera hablando de un tipo viejo, pero en cierto momento aclara que anda pasando los Still deciding whether or not to deem it as an official fave or not though! Open Preview See a Problem? Sneaze’s acquaintance offers this appraisal of his chosen profession: Nearly all the chapters can stand alone as discrete works. Want to Read saving…. Sneaze and car cohorts. The cat is sitting there thinki “I’ve had enough of being farted at by weasels and crippled with side-swipes from the fishmonger’s pole” I feel your pain Rickshaw Blacky.


Oct 11, Michael Finocchiaro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page.

As with Volume I, it is often easy to forget that our narrator is a cat, with tens of pages at a time dedicated to the dialogue between Mr. 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. Susan rated it liked it Dec 05, Feb 05, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: Most sose,i 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. Other books in the series. I really enjoyed this whole idea because it was basically just a very unique way for the author to poke fun at the human race and all our flaws because mostly this little unnamed tabby cat would watch his owner do something and then make witty comments about how stupid and horrible humans are – such as how heartless they are when the unnamed cat’s friend had kittens and her humans killed them all, how abusive they can be to animals who they think are lesser than them by not feeding this little cat, how stupid they are for walking on two legs when they have four available to them, and how they selfish they are.

Too draggy at some point, whimsical at another point. A work of art need not have a model, but critics have been looking for one since I Am a Cat first appeared.