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By Natsume Soseki, Translated by José Pazó Espinosa, Introduction by Andrés Ibáñez


240 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: February 2008

ISBN 9788493592776

Rights: US & CA

Editorial Impedimenta (Feb 2008)

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An undisputed modern Japanese classic, this novel narrates the adventures of Botchan, who is sent as a teacher to a rural school located in the remote island of Shikoku. In his new post he will encounter a series of unusual characters, but above all he will be forced to face a horde of feral children who are devoted to making his life miserable. Un clásico moderno japonés, esta novela narra las aventuras de Botchan, quien es asignado como maestro a una escuela rural en la isla remota de Shikoku. En esta nueva posición, se enfrentará a toda una serie de personajes peculiares, pero, más que nada, tendrá que lidiar con una muchedumbre de niños salvajes dedicados a hacerle la vida imposible.


"Soseki's characters offer us a new definition of what is Humanism." —Kenzaburo Oe

Author Biography

Natsume Soseki was a Japanese author. His literary career came to fame with the publication in 1905 of Wagahai neko wa aru (Me, the Cat). That same year he published Rondon to (The Tower of London). Soseki wrote fourteen novels during his life, culminating in Kokoro, his masterpiece. José Pazó Espinosa is a translator. Andrés Ibáñez is a Spanish writer.