I Am A Cat

I Am A Cat

Paperback - 2002
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"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..." -- The New Yorker

Written from 1904 through 1906, 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 most significant writer in modern Japanese history, Soseki's I Am a Cat is a classic novel sure to be enjoyed for years to come.
Publisher: North Clarendon, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., ©2002
ISBN: 9780804832656
080483265X
Branch Call Number: NATSUME S
Characteristics: x, 470 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Graeme 1919-
Ito, Aiko

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From Japan, "I Am a Cat" is the chronicle of a wandering kitten who spends his time observing, judging, and contemplating human nature. Through the Cat's witty, acerbic, and humorous stories about the people who cross his path, we get a biting commentary on human nature.


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