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Natsume Sōseki

Japanese novelist

1867   -   1916

movement: Yoyūha
country of citizenship: Japan
native language: Japanese
languages spoken, written or signed: Japanese
educated at: University of Tokyo, University College London, Nishogakusha University, Chiyoda Ward Ochanomizu Elementary School, Hibiya High School, first higher school
occupation: writer, poet, novelist, university teacher
student of: William James Craig, Raphael von Koeber

Natsume Sōseki (夏目 漱石, 9 February 1867 – 9 December 1916), born Natsume Kin'nosuke (夏目 金之助), was a Japanese novelist. He is best known around the world for his novels Kokoro, Botchan, I Am a Cat, Kusamakura and his unfinished work Light and Darkness. He was also a scholar of British literature and writer of haiku, kanshi, and fairy tales. From 1984 until 2004, his portrait appeared on the front of the Japanese 1000 yen note.
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