Book Reviews of Kokoro

Author: Natsume Soseki
ISBN-13: 9780895269515
ISBN-10: 0895269511
Publication Date: 6/1967
Pages: 248
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Learning Innovations
Book Type: Paperback
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"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 to 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 lonliness. The novel sustains throughout its length something approaching poetry, and it is rich in understanding and insight."
-Anthony West, The New Yorker