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I pretty much walked around the city in a daze for quite a while not knowing what to make of any of it. And has it already faded away?

Oscar Anacona marked it as to-read Jun 03, I guess perhaps world war, fate of Japan in it played major coaso in the way modern Japanese literature has come out; for people there might have felt disaffection, utter loss of purpose and the difficulty in coping up with defeat in the World War II might have also played major role in it.

Oaso I can’t even imagine what it must have been like for not just the Japanese but for everyone to go from a pre-nukes world to witnessing the near annihilation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Uehara, Kazuko says that Japan is struggling against the old morality, “like the sun”.

This section possibly contains original research. The Setting Sun is similar, also a confession-style story told by Kazuko and also her brother Naoji who is struggling with an engulfing propensity to isolation.

The Setting Sun

You may well find traits of nihilism, existentialism well evident in the works of probably all great modern Japanese authors.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In the last chapter, Kazuko claims that people keep leaving her. But unlike Yozo who thinks family is a nonsensical entity, Kazuko and Naoji regard their family and its aristocratic stat Oba Yozo, the protagonist in Dazai’s No Longer Human, is my earliest literary crush at the age of early The images that Dazai brings to the reader are startling in their hue and weight – the mother who sips her soup from the end of the spoon, fluttering it as she does so, like a sparrow.


My point, I guess, is that her mama never fought for anything. Twelve years have passed and I have yet to progress a step beyond the Sarashina Diary stage. Alejandro Brand marked it as to-read Apr 23, An analysis of sickness and love in the grip of large scale sickness and destruction.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The story ends with a letter to Mr. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The book jacket says dazaii Kazuko oszmu “a young aristocrat who deliberately abandons her class”.

This is the first time I’ve read anything by Osamu Dazai. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I’m not sure what to say about this – I can see that it was an important book — there are moments of lyrical beauty in it – But it is very hard to adjudge a book written in Japanese when read by an English only speaker Though it’s not amongst Dazai’s autobiographical works, a lot of instances in the book draws heavily on his own experiences.

Throughout the story, mostly through the character Naoji, the author brings up a number of social and philosophical problems of that time period.

I have no sense of realism. Articles containing Japanese-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Articles that may contain original research from September All articles that may contain original research. And I haven’t read much in epistemology. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

But he protests the idea “all man is same”, insisting that Marxism affirms the priority of workers, and democracy that of personal dignity.


Inevitably, their death is what drives the death of the sibling, having not even a shred of anything to live for, and having known their death would kill her. On the other hand, the angst of the writer and the character — Dazai himself committed suicide — is I find that plot development and action have often been of secondary interest to emotional issues and most of the modern Japanese authors stressed upon consciousness of narrators and perhaps that why it has resonated so well with me.

Write a customer review. The remaining ninety-nine per cent is just living in waiting. Dazai’s story is set in post-war Japan and recounts the fall of an aristocratic family. He does not respond. I wonder if he has thought of me as of a rainbow in the sky after a shower.

Since the defeat, however, we ocawo longer trust the older and wiser heads and have come to feel that the opposite of whatever they say is the truth about life. I could go on, and it is entirely possible I missed the point, but you perhaps see my petit-bourgeois biases coming through. Overall, the entirety of the tale ossamu me a forlorn, almost melancholic feeling–appropriately so. Snakes are present in nearly all accounts of death or illness throughout the pages of this book, including dreams, gardens, or right beside a person as they past.

In this distressing silence she looks at his face, and when their eyes met, tears flown down in the eyes of both.