Kokoro

Kokoro

Book - 2010
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A nineteenth-century Japanese novel concerned with man's loneliness in the modern world as a young man is determined to learn about a man's, known as Sensei, past in order to find out why he believes that "money will turn a man into a rouge."
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780143106036
Branch Call Number: NATSUME S
PL812.A8 K613 2010
Characteristics: xvi, 238 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: McKinney, Meredith 1950-

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pokano
Oct 10, 2017

Beautifully written tale about love and regret, written in the first person. "Kokoro" loosely translated means "heart." A college student becomes close to an elderly man known only as Sensei, but senses that Sensei is not being totally forthcoming. Highly recommended.

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thai
Sep 27, 2013

Beautifully translated novel on sense of self in Japan's complicated culture.

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StuDick
Jul 24, 2012

Really makes you think about lonliness, friendship, love and guilt. Intriguing shift of voice/context as the story progresses.

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sky123
Jun 24, 2015

My wife apparently interpreted my state of mind as a kind of ennui, a slackness of spirit that came from not having to worry about day-to-day survival. This was understandable. Her mother had enough money to allow them both to make do and my own financial situation meant meant I had no need to work. I had always taken money for granted, I admit. But the main reason for my immobility lay quite elsewhere. True enough, my uncle's betrayal had made me fiercely determined never to be beholden to anyone again - but back then my distrust of others had only reinforced my sense of self. The world might be rotten, I felt, but at least I am a man of integrity. But this faith in myself had been shattered on account of K. I suddenly understood that I was no different from my uncle, and the knowledge made me reel. What could I do? Others were already repulsive to me, and now I was repulsive even to myself. p.225

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