The Setting Sun

Osamu Dazai (Author) Donald Keene (Translator)
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Description

Set in the early postwar years, it probes the destructive effects of war and the transition from a feudal Japan to an industrial society. Ozamu Dazai died, a suicide, in 1948. But the influence of his book has made "people of the setting sun" a permanent part of the Japanese language, and his heroine, Kazuko, a young aristocrat who deliberately abandons her class, a symbol of the anomie which pervades so much of the modern world.

Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
January 17, 1968
Pages
174
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.49 X 7.98 inches | 0.44 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811200325
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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

Written with beauty, refinement, and force: a work of unmistakable distinction...