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I Am a Cat

by Soseki Natsume - £16.99  Tuttle Publishing (2001)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780804832656 | ISBN 10: 080483265x

"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.

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