And Then, ranked as one of Soseki Natsume’s most insightful and stirring novels, tells the story of Daisuke, a young Japanese man struggling with his personal purpose and identity, as well as the changing social landscape of Meiji-era Japan. As Japan enters the 20th century, ancient customs give way to western ideals, creating a perfect storm of change in a culture that operates on the razor’s edge of societal obligation and personal freedom.
|notes:||Japanese title: Sorekara|
|publisher:||Louisiana State University Press, 1977; Putnam, 1978, 1982; Perigee Books, 1978; Tuttle Publishing, 1982, 1988, 2011; Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1997|
|publication place:||Baton Rouge; New York; New York; Rutland, VT; Ann Arbor, MI|
|japanese publication date:||1909|
|english publication date:||1977|
|related:||UNESCO collection of representative works: Japanese series|