Soseki's lightest and funniest work -- Donald Keene This rollicking rebel, and the spice and pace of the narrative, will appeal to parent, teacher, and schoolchild alike Times Literary Supplement
Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) is one of the best-known Japanese authors of the 20th century and considered as the master of psychological fiction. He wrote 14 novels. As well as his works of fiction, his essays, haiku, and kanshi have been influential and are popular even today. J. Cohn studied Japanese at Cornell and Harvard universities, as well as in Japan, and now teaches Japanese literature at the University of Hawaii. He is the author of a study on the comic spirit in modern Japanese ficiton.