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Botchan, Natsume Soseki

Label
Botchan
Title
Botchan
Statement of responsibility
Natsume Soseki
Creator
Contributor
YAMSFdSKOXk
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Botchan is a modern young man from the Tokyo metropolis, sent to the ultra-traditional Matsuyama district as a maths teacher after his the death of his parents. Cynical, rebellious and immature, Botchan finds himself facing several tests, from the pupils - prone to playing tricks on their new, naive teacher
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Summary
One of Japan's most treasured novels, new to Penguin Classics. Botchan is a modern young man from the Tokyo metropolis, sent to the ultra-traditional Matsuyama district as a Maths teacher after his the death of his parents. Cynical, rebellious and immature, Botchan finds himself facing several tests, from the pupils--prone to playing tricks on their new, naive teacher; the staff--vain, immoral, and in danger of becoming a bad influence on Botchan; and from his own as-yet-unformed nature, as he finds his place in the world. One of the most popular novels in Japan where it is considered a classic of adolescence, as seminal as "The Catcher in the Rye", "Botchan" is as funny, poignant and memorable as it was when first published, over 100 years ago. In J. Cohn's introduction to his colourful translation, he discusses "Botchan's" success, the book's clash between Western intellectualism and traditional Japanese values, and the importance of names and nicknames in the novel.
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136806
Cataloging source
NOV
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1867-1916
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Natsume, Soseki
Dewey number
895.6342
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
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1100
Literary form
novels
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1949-
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Cohn, Joel R.
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True
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  • Teachers
  • Mathematics teachers
  • Students
  • Schools
  • Rural life
  • Urban-rural migration
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Botchan, Natsume Soseki
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050379626
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
1 v.
Isbn
9780141391885
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Botchan, Natsume Soseki
Publication
Control code
000050379626
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
1 v.
Isbn
9780141391885
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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