This is the fictionalized version of the life and times of Japanese author [b]Natsume Soseki[/b] during an era of great change in Japan from the traditional Edo period into the modern Meiji period (1867 - 1912). [b]Soseki[/b] is considered the Charles Dickens or Mark Twain of Japan. His image even appeared on the 1000 yen note for two decades. He is best known for his novel [i]Botchan[/i], on whose times this book is based, and the short [i]I Am A Cat[/i] which is integrated into these pages. In this [b]third volume[/b] we learn of the love between Army Medical Officer and poet [b]ï¿½gai Mori[/b] and the German dancer [b]Elise Weigert[/b] aka Autumn's Ballerina[b]Taniguchi[/b] marries talent to a solid script by [b]Sekikawa[/b] to create a fresco of Japanese society towards the end of the Meiji period as Japan was beginning to open up to the West. What could have been simply an illustrated textbook becomes, in these capable hands, a narrative for adults of great artistic and historical significance.
[b]Natsuo Sekikawa[/b] was born in November, 1949. Mostly an historian and essayist he collaborated with [b]Jiro Taniguchi[/b] from 1976 - 79 writing hard boiled stories like [i]Lindo 3[/i]. They followed this up in the 1980's with the award winning series [i]Botchan No Jidai[/i]. [b]Jiro Taniguchi[/b] was born in Tottori, Japan in 1947.
Jiro Taniguchi was born in 1947 in Tottori, Japan. Since his debut in manga in 1971 he has produced an enormous body of work much of it based in the "great outdoors".
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