Sanshiro

Sanshiro

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by Natsume Soseki, Jay Rubin, Haruki Murakami
     
 

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Natsume Soseki's only coming-of-age novel, Sanshiro depicts the eponymous twenty-three-year-old protagonist as he leaves the sleepy countryside to attend a university in the constantly moving "real world" of Tokyo. Baffled and excited by the traffic, the academics, and-most of all-the women, Sanshiro must find his way among the sophisticates that fill his

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Natsume Soseki's only coming-of-age novel, Sanshiro depicts the eponymous twenty-three-year-old protagonist as he leaves the sleepy countryside to attend a university in the constantly moving "real world" of Tokyo. Baffled and excited by the traffic, the academics, and-most of all-the women, Sanshiro must find his way among the sophisticates that fill his new life. An incisive social and cultural commentary, Sanshiro is also a subtle portrait of first love, tradition, and modernization, and the idealism of youth against the cynicism of middle age.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140455625
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
363,746
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jay Rubin's translations include many of Haruki Murakami's works.

Haruki Murakami has written thirteen novels, including Kafka on the Shore, as well as numerous other works.

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FaeDreamer More than 1 year ago
I read this book as a requirement for a college class, and I am very glad I did. Sanshiro gives a great in-depth look at the Meiji era of Japan and how the transformation from traditional to modernization affected the people. Although compared to Western style stories the ending was very different, I think this too gives you a good sense of Japanese culture. Soseki has a great writing style and it is no wonder he is considered one of the greatest Japanese authors. So if you want to know more about Japan beyond samurai movies and geisha this is a great book to read.