Botchan is a modern young man from the Tokyo metropolis, sent to the ultra traditional Matsuyama district as a Maths teacher after his the death of his parents Cynical, rebellious and immature, Botchan finds himself facing several tests, from the pupils prone to playing tricks on their new, na ve teacher the staff vain, immoral, and in danger of becoming a bad influeBotchan is a modern young man from the Tokyo metropolis, sent to the ultra traditional Matsuyama district as a Maths teacher after his the death of his parents Cynical, rebellious and immature, Botchan finds himself facing several tests, from the pupils prone to playing tricks on their new, na ve teacher the staff vain, immoral, and in danger of becoming a bad influence on Botchan and from his own as yet unformed nature, as he finds his place in the world One of the most popular novels in Japan where it is considered a classic of adolescence, as seminal as The Catcher in the Rye, Botchan is as funny, poignant and memorable as it was when first published, over 100 years ago.In J Cohn s introduction to his colourful translation, he discusses Botchan s success, the book s clash between Western intellectualism and traditional Japanese values, and the importance of names and nicknames in the novel.
Botchan Botchan is a modern young man from the Tokyo metropolis sent to the ultra traditional Matsuyama district as a Maths teacher after his the death of his parents Cynical rebellious and immature Botcha
Now that I thought about it, though, I realized that most people actually encourage you to turn bad They seem to think that if you don t, you ll never get anywhere in the world And then on those rare occasions when they encounter somebody who s honest and pure hearted, they look down on him and say he s nothing but a kid, a Botchan If that s the way it is, it would be better if they didn t have those ethics classes in elementary school and middle school where the teacher is always telling you to [...]
This was a somewhat strange deviation from a lot of the Japanese Lit I ve read This is particularly interesting given the time period which this was released, as most of the literature literature that is to say, Fiction Novels as opposed to fairy tales, poetry, religious spiritual political manifestos, etc which I have read have been, for the most part, from decades after the release of Botchan Originally published in the early 20th Century, it goes without saying that this novel came from a ver [...]
Botchan is like Japan s Tom Sawyer It is read by schoolchildren across the country and has been the subject of innumerable TV sketches and parodies ever since Soseki wrote it early in the 20th Century It is a coming of age story ripe with sarcasm and very entertaining to read There is also a comic book version or It is an early masterpiece of Soseki that does not have the depth of I Am A Cat but yet has the power of his prose to make a lasting impression and since it is long before his depress [...]
Short review it s a Japanese Catcher in the RyeJapanese literature has been one of the first genres I remember reading and loving I fell in love with books when I read my first Murakami Since then, I have ventured and looked for other Japanese authors and have found some that have appealed to me This is my first Natsume Soseki novel, but sad to say, I am not overly impressed by it as I first thought I would be.Botchan or boy master tells us of a coming of age story of a mischievous boy born in a [...]
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Sungguh.Saya hidup kembali Telah lama saya merindukan sebuah bacaan seperti ini sungguh ini seperti bertemu kembali dengan kekasih yang telah lama terpisahkan oh betapa melegakannya sungguh Jauh sebelum membaca buku ini, saya telah sadar dan yakin kalau Soseki Nasume akan membuat saya masuk dan terlempar kedalam karyanya dan ini terbukti langsung lewat buku ini jika boleh beranalogi, membaca Botchan ini seperti menaiki pesawat jet melintasi khatulistiwa di sore hari yang cerah yang artinya hhmm [...]
This book from 1906, translated from the Japanese, is kind of a Tom Brown at Oxford set in Japan, and, in fact, the author did attend British schools, so maybe that s where he got the idea for the book A young man from Tokyo finds a job as a math teacher in a boys school out in the boondocks He is a complete and total insert your favorite anatomical word here He is arrogant, looks down on the villagers, finds fault with everyone, talks down to his servants and landlords, can t make friends, etc [...]
Very funny especially if you have ever been a teacher It kind of reminds me of the trials and tribulations of Torgodevil in Korea especially in the beginning The novel details all the stupid politics and rivalries between teachers and the administration not to mention the students themselves, who are spoiled and unruly The narrator is also interesting in that he is from Tokyo and looks down upon the small town as provincial and unsophisticated Though you can identify with him, the main character [...]
This translation has such an engaging voice in your face, unapologetic, a little given to posturing but largely honest and down to earth That sums up the narrator as well He s a young man who is inclined to be tactless and rash He has no especially strong ties except to a lady who works for his family as a servant and emerges as a kind of mother figure Botchan wanders into a career as a teacher in a provincial school and comes face to face with treachery, hypocrisy and the complexities of human [...]
Botchan s story of his life as a middle school teacher in the Japanese countryside is simple and entertaining.Botchan a complete stranger to compliments and praises in his childhood grows to be a loner with a I don t care attitude.He gets confused or rather angry with the subtle manipulations he experiences later in life The only emotional attachment he has and loves is that with his childhood maid Kiyo, who never stops from showering motherly love and praises on him.The writings concentrates on [...]
Botchan 1906 is a comic novel whose enduring appeal continues to entertain generations of Japanese readers It s main character is a newly graduated Tokyo bred young man sent to teach mathematics at middle school in an out of the way locality As a young boy, Botchan, as he was fondly called by the household help Kiyo, is destined to be the black sheep of the family His relationship with his father and brother is civil at best Kiyo is the only one who was patient with him and who believed he will [...]
Some time ago, when I was a student, we had to read Soseki s Botchan for Japanese Literature Now, I wasn t amazingly rich, nor was it exceptionally available in second hand bookshops you could forget buying a new copy , so I turned to Google and searched for a free copy.That s how I found Matt Treyvaud s translation, which was free at the time he d translated it in a month NaNoWriMo style, but instead of writing a novel, he translated one , while mostly drunk And it was a riot bad language, humo [...]
Fant stico Botchan en japon s ni o mimado que algunos llaman El guardi n entre el centeno japon s, describe la historia de un joven graduado universitario que acepta un puesto de profesor en un colegio de una provincia rural que dista mucho del Tokio que est acostumbrado Nada m s llegar la clase le har la vida imposible al profesor nuevo, pero es que el resto de profesores cada uno con su mote tambi n van a dar juegoTengo que decir que con este libro me he re do demasiado Ley ndolo por la noche [...]
Kondisiku terjepit, tak bisa memikirkan jalan keluar, tapi aku tidak akan dikalahkan Alasan kenapa aku tidak punya solusi adalah karena aku terlalu jujur Tapi cobalah pikir Kalau orang jujur tidak bisa menang di dunia ini, siapa lagi yang bisa h 72Awalnya saya berpikir Botchan orang yang selalu berpikiran negatif Kerjanya marah marah dan menuduh sana sini Tapi, semakin ke belakang , tertangkap gambaran karakter Botchan yang selalu blak blakan dan membenci ketidakadilan, bahkan berani menolak ken [...]
Buku yang diterjemahkan ke bahasa Inggeris pada tahun 1922 ini bagaikan buki yang baru sahaja terbit Gaya bahasanya yang menarik dan kritik sosial masyarakat Jepun di masa itu bagaikan membaca tentang masyarakat Melayu sekarang Tak hairan buku ini masih popular di Jepun setelah sekian lama.
This is lauded as the Japanese Catcher in the Rye I agree with this assessment I have been trying to decide which one I hated less Hated might be a strong word Nevertheless, like the character of Holden Caufield, Botchan is very candid, na ve, and narrates with a fuckall flair From what I remember, Botchan seems a lot close minded and discriminative, as opposed to Holden s lack of intelligence and mental problems Holden is against society in general, whereas Botchan has a moral code to which h [...]
Faculty politics is nasty and brutish Natsume S seki also shows us that it can be funny A young graduate is sent to a country town in southern Japan and finds himself in a middle school where the faculty politics is unrelenting and devastating The book Botchan is Japanese for young master Though he lasts scarcely a month, he manages to wreak revenge on Red Shirt and Clown in a satisfying way, which I will not describe here for fear of ging away the plot.This is a quick read and a well written on [...]
Beberapa alasanku memutuskan untuk membaca novel ini 1.Desain kovernya.Ini sesuatu yang langka, sebab aku nyaris tidak pernah menilai buku dari sampulnya Selama ini, aku termasuk orang yang cukup setia mengamalkan ungkapan Don t judge the book by its cover Biasanya, pertimbangan utamaku dalam membeli atau membaca buku adalah nama pengarangnya Baru kemudian penerbitnya dan penerjemahnya jika itu merupakan karya fiksi terjemahan Namun, untuk kali ini aku terpaksa melanggar keyakinanku sendiri dan [...]
This novella was neither thought provoking nor entertaining My lack of enjoyment, in some part, may have been due to the fact that it s a satire of a specific social order that I m not familiar with but the bulk of the problem lay in the book s over simplicity.The intrigues between the 2 dimensional characters that make up the bulk of the story are trite, dramaless and inspire no emotional reaction from the reader Each of the faculty members has one or two personal qualities and does not deviate [...]
dua jempol keren a must read.
BOTCHANBy Natsume Soseki 1867 1916 This short novel, written in the first person, is the story of a young man who grew up in Tokyo and after graduating from high school accepted a job as a teacher in a remote village by the sea, far south.As you would expect, his first experience as a young teacher is sewn with stumbling blocks.Riotous students, as well as a sly and hypocrite gang of fellow instructors, make his life miserable He is simple minded but honest and intolerant to injustice, he is hot [...]
Botchan adalah panggilan hormat kepada tuan muda kecil di Jepang jaman dulu Di bagian pertama kita akan disuguhkan bagaimana kenakalan dan kejujuran Botchan Dibagian tengah sampai akhir, Botchan telah beranjak menjadi dewasa dan menjadiru matematika di sekolah kecil pedesaan.Yang menarik di buku ini adalah kejujuran dan kepolosan Botchan Ia memegang teguh prinsip hidup nya, lebih baik diberhentikan atau mengundurkan diri dari jabatan di sekolahnya daripada menjadi seorang penipu, penjilat atau p [...]
Botchan is the nickname of the otherwise unnamed narrator, a young man who leaves Tokyo to teach math at a middle school in a country town in the south of Japan He has no particular interest in teaching, but he has nothing better to do so he accepts the job when offered Botchan the novel is considered the most widely read of all Japan s modern novels and Botchan the character is often compared to Holden Caulfield, but I find the comparison inapt since Holden was an obnoxious creep who thought he [...]