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I am a Cat

I am a Cat

Author: Natsume Soseki
Series: Tuttle classics
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Cat lovers will delight in the thoughts of a cat whose particular joy in life is commenting on the folly of human beings. Based on a nameless cat's observations of upper-middle-class Japanese society of the Meiji era, the essence of I AM A CAT is its humour and sardonic truths. Written over the course of 1904-06, this book is full of acerbic wit as it follows the whimsical adventures of a world-weary stray kitten.


"A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn't have a name."--"New Yorker"

Author description

Born Natsume Kinnosuke, Soseki was brought up in a middle-class family at the beginning of the Meiji period. After an extensive education in English, Chinese, and Japanese literature, Soseki taught English at the University of Tokyo. In 1907, he gave up teaching to devote himself to writing and produced a number of books, including Botchan, The Three-Cornered World, and Mon. He died in Tokyo in 1916.

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General Fields

  • : 9780804832656
  • : Tuttle Publishing
  • : Tuttle Publishing
  • : March 2002
  • : 203mm X 134mm X 44mm
  • : United States
  • : December 2001
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Natsume Soseki
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : en
  • : 696
  • : illustrations