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I am a cat

Translated by Aiko Ito, Graeme Wilson

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Written over the course of 1904-6, Soseki’s comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat, satirizes the follies 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. The New Yorker called it “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…

japanese title: Wagahai wa neko de aru
notes: Japanese title: Wagahai wa neko de aru.
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9784805302880
OCLC number: 174574547
publisher: Charles E. Tuttle, 1972, 1979, 1986, 1994, 2002, 2011
publication place: Rutland, VT, Boston
japanese publication date: 1905
english publication date: 1972
document type: Book
description: 218 S.