Sanshiro by Natsume SosekiSanshiro by Natsume Soseki


byNatsume SosekiTranslated byJay RubinIntroduction byHaruki Murakami

Paperback | February 23, 2010

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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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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.
Title:SanshiroFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.78 × 5.13 × 0.76 inPublished:February 23, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140455620

ISBN - 13:9780140455625

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18