ISBN: 9780140455625, 0140455620
OCLC Number: 434561937
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Natsume Soseki
Translator: Jay Rubin
Language: en
Publisher: University of Washington Press, 1977; Perigree Books, 1977; Putnam, 1982; Kodansha International, 1999; Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 2002; Penguin, 2009
Publication Place: Seattle; New York; New York; Ann Arbor, MI; New York
Japanese Copyright Year: 1908
English Publication Date: 1977
Notes: Japanese title: Sanshiro. Introduction by Haruki Murakami
Abstract: One of Soseki's most beloved works of fiction, the novel depicts the 23-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving 'real world' of Tokyo, its women and university. In the subtle tension between our appreciation of Soseki's lively humour and our awareness of Sanshiro's doomed innocence, the novel comes to life. Sanshiro is also penetrating social and cultural commentary. - Book Jacket