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  • Osamu Dazai

    As we edge toward the 75th anniversary of Osamu Dazai's death, much of his masterful prose remains surprisingly unknown to most English language readers. This observational vignette written by a youthful Dazai offers a lovely introduction to the introspective master widely known and loved in Japan. Translated in Japan by Reiko Seri and Doc Kane of Maplopo, this semi-autobiographical account should serve as a nice introduction to those unaware of Dazai's genius. For those well aware of his talents (and possibly the several decade-old translation of this particular work) this updated translation in English provides a fresh look at this masterful...read more

  • Osamu Dazai

    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 school, where he becomes a 'clown' to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and...read more

  • Osamu Dazai

    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) Proof listened by BubbleReader & Ana Margarida...read more

  • Osamu Dazai

    From the perspective of his wife "Satchan" poet of the Imperial University that's the second son of the original Baron, it has been spelled out the words and actions of Otani and the people around...read more

  • Osamu Dazai

    Melos whereas king can not believe the people, in order to teach the importance of believing in people, is the classical literature of Japan running for their own death and...read more

  • Osamu Dazai

    On new year's day 5 brothers & sisters write a story similar to Grimm Brothers' Rapunzel. (Summary by...read more