2018-04 Book Club

What: Kokoro by Natsume Soseki

When: 18 April, 19:30 – RSVP on Meetup (optional ;))

Where: Restaurant Werdguet

“The subject of ’Kokoro,’ which can be translated as ’the heart of things’ or as ’feeling,’ is the delicate matter of the contrast between the meanings the various parties of a relationship attach to it. In the course of this exploration, Soseki brilliantly describes different levels of friendship, family relationships, and the devices by which men attempt to escape from their fundamental loneliness. The novel sustains throughout its length something approaching poetry, and it is rich in understanding and insight. The translation, by Edwin McClellan, is extremely good.”

First suggested: Dec 2017

Supporter(s): Nela, Uli, Guido, Lynn, Wendy, Vera


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