Today I’d like to share a few interesting quirks of Kokoro, by Natsume Sōseki. First of all, there are 110 chapters in this novel, and they are all the same length. How on earth did Sōseki pull that off? I suppose the chapters are not precisely the same length; some are 2 pages long, some are slightly more than 2...
I loved the little 1914 novel Kokoro, by the Japanese writer Natsume Sōseki, which I plucked off the shelf at my local bookstore, completely unaware of what I was getting into. As it turned out, I got myself into a beautiful, sad, and wonderfully written story. The word Kokoro means “heart” or “feeling” in Japanese. This is an interesting title...
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