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Soseki: Modern Japan's Greatest Novelist - Nathan, John
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Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) was the father of the modern novel in Japan, chronicling the plight of bourgeois characters caught between familiar modes of living and the onslaught of Western values and conventions. Yet even though generations of Japanese high school students have been expected to memorize passages from his novels and he is routinely voted the most important Japanese writer in national polls, he remains less familiar to Western readers than authors such as Kawabata, Tanizaki, and Mishima. In this biography, ...

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Soseki: Modern Japan's Greatest Novelist 2019, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231171434

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Soseki: Modern Japan's Greatest Novelist 2018, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231171427

Hardcover