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The Setting Sun

by Osamu Dazai

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Translated by Donald Keene

Set in the early postwar years, it probes the destructive effects of war and the transition from a feudal Japan to an industrial society. Osamu 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.

Paperback: 174 Pages
Product Dimensions: 135 x 205 mm
ISBN: 9780811200325

Published by New Directions Publishing