"It makes me very happy that I can read this novel written over a hundred years ago as if it were contemporary and be deeply affected by it. It cannot and should not be overlooked. It is one of my favorites."--Haruki Murakami
The Miner is the most daringly experimental and least well-known novel of Japanese writer Natsume Soseki. An absurdist tale written in 1908, it was in many ways a precursor to the work of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett.
Translated by Jay Rubin, and with an introduction from Haruki Murakami, this is bound to appeal to fans of Japanese literature.
About the Author
Natsume Soseki: Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) was a Japanese writer of the Meiji period, who lived in London from 1901-03. His work influenced many later writers, including Haruki Murakami.Haruki Murakami: Haruki Murakami is a contemporary Japanese writer. Hisbooks and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well asinternationally.Jay Rubin: Jay Rubin is an American academic and translator, and theauthor of the novel The Sun Gods. He is most notable fortranslating many of the novels of Haruki Murakami.