If my Amazon order history is to be believed, I've decided to go on a little Japanese fiction kick lately. One of the books I picked up was Kokoro, by Natsume Soseki. It's about a reclusive man, nicknamed Sensei, with a mysterious past that leads him to withdraw from human relat…
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