One of my favourite books of all time, I Am a Cat by Natsume Soseki is a comic masterpiece. Set in Tokyo Terminado “Soy un Gato” de Natsume Souseki. Un gato sin nombre, narrador y protagonista, se convierte en observador y crítico de la sociedad japonesa de su tiempo. El perspicaz y sabiondo felino se. Results 1 – 30 of 66 Yo, el gato by Sóseki, Natsume and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at

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Too draggy at some point, whimsical at another point. This sometimes leads to his own opinionated and educated discourses on what he has heard for the edification of us readers on the cat viewpoint – never very far from the human viewpoint, actually.

See all 4 questions about I Am a Cat…. Un gatto che racconta in chiave filosofica fatti ed episodi che avvengono all’interno della casa in cui vive.

Refresh and try again. Parece que estuviera hablando de un tipo viejo, pero en cierto momento aclara que anda pasando los There is much to enjoy about this novel for the 21st century reader, too. It reminds me a bit of early 20th century satirists like Mencken H. The main problem with this book is its length.

I Am a Cat

I can’t put my finger on where the disconnect was, but I didn’t enjoy it. The cat’s voice is decently translated, although the prose feels quite dry, and a few explanatory footnotes of certain very culture-specific jokes wouldn’t have gone amiss.

Open Preview See a Problem? Membaca buku gwto mungkin mirip dengan melihat hidup manusia dari sisi seekor kucing.

This is the edition that I read with all three volumes in one, but I’ll admit being tempted to record the three separate single-volume editions on my Goodreads list because, as short as they are, I slseki feel as though I read three books. Secara keseluruhan, “I am A Cat” adalah buku yang cocok dibaca kalau memang sudah siap dengan buku berat. Other books in the series.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Naturally, I want to say that I love this. Still, the philosophical bits and the humour were really good, would e, nice if someone makes a compilation of these parts: A very slow-reading book. Kalau mampu melewati semua kalimat panjang yang ada di sini, pembaca juga akan disuguhi woseki tingkah laku si kucing yang lucu dan memang terasa kucingnya.

A book written from the point of view of a cat? If you read one Soseki book besides Botchan, make it this one! Libro che, nonostante l’idea carina di essere scritto da un gatto, mi ha poco coinvolta ed anzi praticamente annoiata. He was also a scholar of British literature and composer of haiku, kanshi, and fairy tales. Henry Louis or Thorne Smithneither of which aged gracefully either. sosekki

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It’s simply a device used as an external viewpoint on us crazy humans. Consigliato a chi vuole riflettere, divertendosi.

An excellent period piece satire on the ever more enlightened Japan that the characters were living in, I Am A Cat is an essential read for anyone with, a an interest in humour and b an interst in Japan turned into the place it is today.

We learn a lot about feline behaviour but this is mostly a book about people; the cat is always listening, and judging. I’m blaming Soseki if I don’t make books this year. Audible Download Audio Books. I am a cat. Even the no-name cat remarks on his uncanny ability to read human minds and decipher the psychology behind our actions.

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You meet a man, you take a scunner to him, you get into a quarrel, yo amazing and ridiculous in equal venture, this book possesses surprising foresight for something written in I Am a Cat Group Read. Oct 11, Michael Finocchiaro rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read the introduction, I read the best chapters, and then I skipped to the last chapter to give the climax an honest soseeki. Everybody appears to be ridiculous even the cats.


The names really threw me. Forget plot, just enjoy the brilliant characterisation and playful use of vocabulary by the author and you can’t go wrong. The cat is a literary paw for the author, and regretfully, does not matter to anyone much especially in the end. And for me, it was just the wrong book at the wrong time in the wrong way e-reader for the wrong reason. I am a Cat 3 books.

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Uno stile profondamente moderno rende la lettura un vero piacere. Other books in the series. I sort of wish they’d left the Japanese names and provided translations in a key or glossary or something.

The last chapter is mostly the narrative of a somewhat dysfunctional party with some extremely long descriptions followed by the cat’s death. There is not much action, natsumr almost every scene is involving pages of intellectual conversation inside the Sneazes’ Tokyo home. I wouldn’t mind if he used his head and bought in moderation, but no. The main character’s names had been translated, but not all the names, which gave it a very odd effect.