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Osamu Dazai

No Longer Human
by Osamu Dazai ~ Paperback / softback
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Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. Oba Yozo's attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high sch...

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A Shameful Life
by Osamu Dazai ~ Paperback / softback

Osamu Dazai is one of the most famous-and infamous-writers of 20th-century Japan. A Shameful Life (Ningen shikkaku) is his final published work and has become a bestselling classic for its depiction of the tortured struggle of a young man to survive in a world that he cannot comprehend. Paralleling ...

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The Setting Sun
by Osamu Dazai ~ Paperback / softback
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Set in the early postwar years, it probes the destructive effects of war and the transition from a feudal Japan to an industrial society.Author BiographyOsamu Dazai (1909-1948) was a 20th century Japanese novelist. Donald Keene is a distinguished translator of Japanese.

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No longer Human
by Osamu Dazai ~ Paperback / softback

No longer human is one of the most famous novels of contemporary Japanese literature. His controversial and brilliant author, Osamu Dazai, incorporated numerous episodes of his turbulent life into the three notebooks that make up this novel and narrate, in the first person and a stark manner, the pr...

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Otogizoshi
by Osamu Dazai ~ Paperback / softback

Dazai Osamu wrote The Fairy Tale Book (Otogizoshi) in the last months of the Pacific War. The traditional tales upon which Dazai's retellings are based are well known to every Japanese schoolchild, but this is no children's book. In Dazai's hands such stock characters as the kindhearted Oji-san to O...

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Blue Bamboo
by Osamu Dazai ~ Paperback / softback

A glimpse into the humorous, sardonic world of Dazai Osamu, presenting a new and very different look at a one of the recognized masters of Japanese, and indeed global, literature. These works from the middle years of his brief career show a skilled hand, with angst muted and his penchant for subtle ...

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