Thank creation I passed my Japanese courses! It's somewhat sad, however I found the cultural context one of empowerment through somewhat extreme circumstances of that time. The asian humor rolls on and on! 5 stars.
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In the spring of 1948, he was working on a novelette scheduled to be serialized in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, titled Guddo bai (Goodbye). On 13 June 1948, Dazai and Tomie finally succeeded in killing themselves, drowning in the rain-swollen Tamagawa Canal near his house. Their bodies were not discovered until June 19, which by eerie coincidence was his 39th birthday. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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