No Longer Human

Osamu Dazai (Author) Donald Keene (Translator)
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Description

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 tenderness.

Product Details

Price
$13.95  $12.83
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
January 17, 1973
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.25 X 0.52 X 7.99 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
ISBN/EAN
9780811204811

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About the Author

Osamu Dazai (1909-1948) was a 20th century Japanese novelist.
Donald Keene is a distinguished translator of Japanese.

Reviews

Dazai offers something permanent and beautiful.--The New York Times Book Review