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Natsume Soseki, Ten Nights of' Dreams (Yume ju ya)

Soseki’s set of short stories Ten Nights’ Dreams (Yume ju ya, 1908) is often viewed as a metaphorical representation of the late Meiji period, which was a time of big changes in Japan on many various levels. While being a beginning of a new chapter of success story, it is also characterized by a certain amount of anxiety, isolation and identity crisis. Soseki, as it seems, was very aware of these downsides of the new period and tried to reflect them in his books.

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