In December , Natsume Sōseki’s creative energy geysered, bearing him upward in the space of 16 months into the empyrean of Japanese. actual book of I Am a Cat was first published in three-volume form, the . Sōseki Natsume is generally recognized in Japan as the best writer of prose to have. I Am A Cat(吾輩は猫である) () by Natsume Sōseki, translated by Yasotarō Mōri · Introduction→. Sister Projects. sister projects: Wikipedia.

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We learn a lot about feline behaviour but this is mostly a book about people; the sosski is always listening, and judg I Am a Cat is a long book full of wordplay, complicated farcical sequences, obscure cultural references, long philosophical digressions and obtuse allusions to Chinese literature.

It doesn’t spoil it, soeski takes the shine off an otherwise nicely produced volume. Previous Article Tom Wolfe has Died at After its great critical and popular success, he expanded it into this epic novel, which is universally recognised as a classic of world literature.

The cat is sitting there thinki “I’ve had enough of being farted at by weasels and crippled with side-swipes from the fishmonger’s pole” I feel your pain Rickshaw Blacky. Soeki que gracias a Soseki ahora puedo hacerme una ligera idea de lo pasa por la mente de mi gato y esto es un sarcasmo.

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soseii Lui stesso ci avvisa di questo: It’s more insightful than I feared it might be, but less engaging than I hoped it would be, mostly because the household that the ssoseki occupies is a humdrum one.

Southy rated it really liked it Apr 07, It did get unexpectedly slightly heavy at the end which wasn’t quite in tune with the tone of the rest of the book but wildly amusing throughout and a perfect summer read.

Dana rated it really liked it Aug 21, Nov 28, Paul Michaels rated it it was ok. Ito and Wilson have taken what must be very difficult source material and molded their own language to offer intricate poetry and subtle-yet-genuinely -hilarious natsumr, not to mention the impossibly lofty-yet-inquisitive tone used by the feline narrator.


The ending is abrupt, but one might think that the author simply ran out of ideas, and ended it ther Read on the airplane.

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Nov 19, Joe Rogel rated it liked it. Aiko Ito and Graeme Wilson. Sep 08, Rita rated it liked it. Now you don’t actually need to be a cat fancier to enjoy this book.

Natsume’s wit and insight shine within a concisely written story. Can’t wait for the last volume The cat as a narrator– unusual and amusing, you can see how weird the human nature in natusme eyes of a cat.

These two each have their distinctive styles and concerns, making for amusing babbling about a variety of subject matters — and sniping about any number of folks who also figure in the story. While the cat initially roams a bit in the neighborhood and makes the acquaintance of other cats — who suggest, for example, that: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I Am a Cat

As, at its more generous, the cat suggests: Parece que estuviera hablando de un tipo viejo, pero en cierto momento aclara que anda pasando los Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

For its time, having a cat as a narrator was a unique approach, but what was creative and revolutionary then has lost its novelty under t I had issues rating this classic so low because it truly is a classic, but I rate purely on the amount of enjoyment I receive from a book, not on historical impact, and so the evaluation stands.

For its time, having a cat as a narrator was a unique approach, but what was creative and revolutionary then has lost its novelty under the backdrop of a modern day where the concept has been perpetuated by the natsune other books that followed this work.


In some ways, I liked this even more than volume one. I Am a Cat first appeared in ten installments in the literary magazine Hotoguisu Cuckoobetween and This stage of the literary future is already evidenced in England where two of their leading novelists, Henry James and George Meredith, have personalities so strong and so strongly reflected in their novels that very few people care to read them.

All studies undertaken by human beings are always studies of themselves. Oct 22, Jie Hao rated it really liked it. But it didn’t really matter, the story being self-contained and easily read as a stand alone tale narrated by a philosophically-minded cat. Sneaze has several friends who regularly drop in to chat, notably former pupil Avalon Coldmoon who is still pursuing his studies working on a thesis on: And this is only half way through the novel.

Love the scholar group– their literature talk and hilarious dialogues, all those social and philosophy debates. Mar 10, John Pappas rated it really liked it.

The novel is not soseoi the cat, but instead about the scholastic ideas of school teacher Sneaze, and his old university friends who visit and discuss academically the neighbors, each other and society. If anyone asks you what it’s like to be a cat, hand them a copy of the book and walk rapidly away.

I am a Cat II

One must accordingly regard him as a person of at least the scholarly type. Despite the cat’s erudition, it is all for nought. The second volume is as amusing as the first, including healthy helpings of dry wit, odd cat-philosophy, and buffoonish human behavior.