✓ Read ☆ I am a Cat: Three Volumes in One by Soseki Natsume Ë g-couture.co.uk

✓ Read ☆ I am a Cat: Three Volumes in One by Soseki Natsume Ë Must read.
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 YorkerWritten 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.
I started reading the book thinking I might find it a bit harsh Japanese descriptions, long paragraphs and I confess I found myself enriched by the words and the sentences in Natsume s book.
I would like to recommend it to all those who are patient and devoted readers.
Soseki set the standard for modern Japanese literature with this novel originally serialized in a newspaper Whether you are a cat lover or not this one interesting read Must read.
Since elementary school, I have always wanted to read this book I was ecstatic when I got for christmas last year and couldn t wait to read As I read along, I realized that this book would so much better in Japanese instead of translated into English A lot of the jokes and references are so much funnier in its original language and some of the language jokes simply don t translate into English well Overall, I enjoyed the story The cat and his life a quite relatable, including his conversations with other cats That was perhaps my favorite part of the book I would recommend this book to someone who has an interest in Japanese culture because they ll understand some of the references and to someone who already knows the Japanese language well.
Since elementary school, I have always wanted to read this book I was ecstatic when I got for christmas last year and couldn t wait to read As I read along, I realized that this book would so much better in Japanese instead of translated into English A lot of the jokes and references are so much funnier in its original language and some of the language jokes simply don t translate into English well Overall, I enjoyed the story The cat and his life a quite relatable, including his conversations with other cats That was perhaps my favorite part of the book I would recommend this book to someone who has an interest in Japanese culture because they ll understand some of the references and to someone who already knows the Japanese language well.
I picked up I AM A CAT while browsing one day and almost put it back because I didn t feel like reading a book of its heft it s over 600 pages at that moment But I read the first few pages and realized I had a gem and finished the book in a couple of weeks The first person cat voice of the narrative is inspired As other reviews have said, Soseki Natsume offers an amusing commentary human nature particularly of academics and hypochondriacs However, he also offers a closely observed and humorous commentary on cat behavior that can come only from living in close proximity to a cat Moments when the cat describes his shock on seeing his first human with it s horribly bald face, or his attempt to keep his dignity after finding the theft and eating of a sticky rice ball difficult than he anticipated are priceless for their humor and vivid description It is true, however, that as the book progresses the cat s stories become increasingly focused on the humans around him.
I am not in a position to offer an opinion on the translation, however, this book was my introduction to Soseki and I have since read several of his other works in various translations and find this book to be consistent with the style, tone and humor of that emerges from other translations of his writings.
I also found I AM A CAT highly readable It was originally published serially over many years, and the short vignettes it offers allow one to pick it up and put it down without losing the thread of an overarching story Additionally, the format of many short stories allows some to be humorous and other to be philosophical even poignant and in the best of the stories all three at once It is a highly imaginative, thoughtful and funny set of stories about human foibles.
A wise cat offers its hilarous account of a group of turn of the century Japanese pseudo intellectuals Things Western are fashionable, but they haven t got it quite right Cat s master is an incompetent teacher who doesn t seem to do any work and spends most of his time conversing with former students Also featured are various non intellectual social climbing neighbors Has nothing to do with chinese philosophy , to do with what your own cat probably thinks of you A scream, but then I like things Japanese this book took me over 8 months to complete, but it was certainly worth the time spent it was immensely enjoyable although long winded at times there were some minor flaws in the translation i recommend this to high level readers because of the vocabulary i like cats i like books about cats, especially if they are smart, and this is a very smart book you would do well by reading it, i am sure This book intersperses some lovely and very feline description of being a cat the nameless cat asking for his breakfast in a tone he calculates should make a wanderer in a strange land feel his heart is being torn in pieces , being ignored is just the same in modern day Britain as it was in 1900s Japan, with a philosophical narrative You need to set aside any pre conceptions about whether cats think, write, read, and in the case have a very high degree of knowledge, and simply enjoy what a mere cat might have to say if he could I found the psychological questions such as why humans need to write in journals and cats don t interesting, and a new take on what it is that makes us human or feline The observations are witty, at times a little long winded, though our narrator apologises for this, and astute I found it a thoughtful read, with many bits I re read, and just a few I skipped I would say its a book that you do not need to necessarily like cats to read though that makes it very pleasurable , but at a quarter of a million words you do need to like reading An interest in people, culture and philosophy also helps I would say it is about 20% about being a cat, and 80% about people.
It s long and maybe that s my only criticism , but I am totally smitten with this brilliantly written novel The characterization is awesome, biting, sneaky, funny, a satire with paws I have never wanted to meet a non human character in a novel so much.
I truly enjoyed this one so much that after having been lent the paper edition from a friend and read it I decided to buy the kindle edition in order to be able to read it again and again It s one of the best book that I ve ever read A genuine masterpiece of world literature that deserves even than the maximum five stars allowed in such reviews.
I started reading the book thinking I might find it a bit harsh Japanese descriptions, long paragraphs and I confess I found myself enriched by the words and the sentences in Natsume s book.
I would like to recommend it to all those who are patient and devoted readers.