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I Am A Cat

By Natsume Soseki & Aiko Ito
I Am A Cat by Natsume Soseki & Aiko Ito digital book - Fable

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"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 over the course of 1904-1906, 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 greatest 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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“The first few chapters were interesting and entertaining from the cat's point of view. Each chapter got less feline and more philosophical, just observing a room full of bored scholars with endless time on their hands. The interesting or thought-provoking sparks were buried in pages and pages of gossip. It was a shame, but I was relieved when the poor cat finally put us both out of our misery "Reading his works, one does not feel inspired, merely sorry for their wretched author."”

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