Kokoro

Kokoro


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Format
Ebook
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101195819
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Kokoro, meaning ‘heart’, is a tantalising novel about the friendship between a young man and an enigmatic elder whom he calls Sensei. Set in the early twentieth century, when the death of the emperor Meiji gave way to a new era in Japanese politicial and cultural life, the novel enacts the transition from one generation to the next in the dynamic between Sensei, who is haunted by mysterious events in his past, and the unnamed young man, one of the new generation’s elite who will inherit the coming era.

Praise

“This elegant novel…suffuses the reader with a sense of old Japan.”
-Los Angeles Times

“Soseki is the representative modern Japanese novelist, a figure of truly national stature.”
-Haruki Murakami
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