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Soseki Natsume

Botchan (Master Darling)

Into this conservative world, with its social proprieties and established pecking order, breezes Botchan, down from the big city, with scant respect for either his elders or his noisy young charges; and the result is a chain of collisions large and small.

Much of the story seems to occur in summer, against the drone of cicadas, and in many ways this is a summer book light, funny, never slow-moving. Here, in a lively new translation much better suited to Western tastes than any of its forebears, Botchan's homespun appeal is all the more apparent, and even those who have never been near the sunlit island on which these calamitous episodes take place should find in it uninterrupted entertainment.
169 printed pages
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  • MINAH ZAMAN Safavi Campusshared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot

    In addition to praising the writer, I also thank myself for discovering this wonderful memoir. A novel for youth that is worthwhile to read. ✔

  • Michel Isidroshared an impression2 years ago
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    A joke carried too far
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    Blunders in the class room once in a while caused me chagrin, but in about half an hour everything would clear out of my head.
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    Blunders in the class room once in a while caused me chagrin

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