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My University's copy of this book was missing the whole first chapter which was irksome especially since I believe it was Doi's views on Sanshiro. There's some outdated psychoanalytical theories running through the analysis, and an over emphasis on potential homo sexual love between some of Soseki's male characters that I found to be a bit out of place. His argument for Sensei's depression stemming out of his unclaimed love with K I found to be a bit of a stretch however it is an interesting len ...more
I found the author's analyses of Soseki's more elusive, difficult, and psychological novels to be rather superficial. I really gained nothing from reading it -- in fact, as the risk of sounding arrogant, I think I could have written a far more useful treatise on this subject as I've found myself relating to Soseki's more refractory 'protagonists' on a level bordering on uncanny (which probably doesn't say much for my own character). Anyway, if in-depth analysis is what you want, skip it.