I Am a CatASIAN ART MUSEUM
"A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn't have a name, has never caught a mouse, and isn't much good for anything except watching human beings in action."—The New Yorker
Written from 1904 through 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.
Soseki is considered by many as the most significant writer in modern Japanese history and “I Am a Cat,” a classic of Japanese literature, is one of his best-known novels.
- Author: Soseki Natsume. Translator: Aiko Ito
- Published 2001
- 480 pages, softcover
- 8 X 5 1/3 inches