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I Am a Cat

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I Am a Cat

Author Souseki Natsume
Translator Graeme Wilson
Translation Aiko Ito
Price JPY 2,420
ISBN 978-4-8053-1097-7
Format 130×203mm 470pages Paperback
Availability In stock
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Written over the course of 1904-6, Soseki's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat, satirizes the follies 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. The New Yorker called it "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..."

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