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Kokoro

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Kokoro

by Soseki, Natsume; translated by Edwin McCellan

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Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1957. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. "The subject of 'Kokoro,' which can be translated as 'the heart of things' or as 'feeling,' is the delicate matter of the contrast between the meanings the various parties of a relationship attach to it. In the course of this exploration, Soseki brilliantly describes different levels of friendship, family relationships, and the devices by which men attempt to escape from their fundamental loneliness. The novel sustains throughout its length something approaching poetry, and it is rich in understanding and insight." [Pub. Info] The book is in Fine condition and the dust jacket is in Very Good condition. The dust jacket has minor wear to the extremities. There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST US EDITION.

Synopsis

Kokoro (こゝろ or in post-war orthography こころ) is a novel by Natsume Sōseki. It was first published in 1914 in serial form in the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shinbun. While the title literally means "heart", the word contains shades of meaning, and can be translated as "the heart of things" or "feeling". The work deals with the transition from the Japanese Meiji society to the modern era, by exploring the friendship between a young man and an older man he calls "Sensei".

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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
1326FID-5864
Title
Kokoro
Author
Soseki, Natsume; translated by Edwin McCellan
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Henry Regnery, Chicago
Date published
1957
Keywords
19th century; 20th century; Japanese; writer; novels; short stories; poetry; Meiji period
Bookseller catalogs
FICTION & MODERN 1STS; ASIAN STUDIES;

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