Results 1 – 10 of 10 El ocaso by Osamu Dazai and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at El ocaso by Osamu Dazai at – ISBN – ISBN – Txalaparta, S.L. – – Softcover. The post-war period in Japan was one of immense social change as Japanese society adjusted to the shock of defeat and to the occupation of Japan by.

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She met her brother’s drinking buddy, a writer Mr. I thought that Mother might well be the last of those who can end their lives beautifully and sadly, struggling with no one, neither hating nor betraying anyone. Oscar Anacona marked it as to-read Jun 03, I pretty much walked around the city in a daze for quite icaso while not knowing what to make of any of it. I mean, it isn’t a fantasy in the genre sense of the word. This work is Dazai’s magnum opus and has influenced generations of writers after him, and should be read by those who love Japanese literature.

Osau encounter the family’s reduction in means, and their attempts to fit into a rural village, where they moved after they lost the mansion. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

The story shows a family in decline and crisis, like many other families during this period of transition between traditional Japan and a more advanced, industrial society.

Monica Ddazai marked it as to-read Jul 24, I could go on, and it ocqso entirely possible I missed the point, but you perhaps see my petit-bourgeois biases coming through. The older and wiser heads of the world have always described revolution and love to us as the two most foolish and loathsome of human activities.


Not my first time reading Dazai, discernibly, just like any of his other works this one is full of existential Japanese impact. Deary me, isn’t it tough to be an artist with no money and no other skills in postwar Japan.

But unlike Yozo who thinks oxamu 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 Suicide as acting out View all 4 comments.

Turbonegro marked it as to-read Dec 06, Learn more about Amazon Prime.


Este libro, compuesto de nueves relatos, confirma a Dazai como un escritor que gana en las distancias cortas. However, below this rapid change, the moral and spiritual life of the country also went similar ocaao gradual changes- as habits always take time to change.

However, osammu rainbows of salvation are formed within the courageous breast, love and revolution becomes the most gratifying thing to human beings. Dazai’s story is set in post-war Japan and recounts the fall of an aristocratic family.

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She reveals that she is pregnant, and that she will happily raise the child on her own. It is not at all a surprise that Dazai once again brings up the objective outlook of being a communal outcast. I must say that Donald Keene’s translation read very well I have no idea how accurate it was, but it was easy to read although I did skip quickly through a few pages, particularly the layabout aristocrat’s self-indulgent suicide note and various bits of no-doubt meaningful scraps of scripture that left me looking at my garden thinking about all the weeds that needed trimming.


In the present world, the most beautiful thing is a victim. Overall, the entirety of the tale gives me a forlorn, almost melancholic feeling–appropriately so.

Jul 12, Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: My lower lip began to tremble, and tears brimmed over. 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. From now on I must struggle with the world. Oamu warranty may not apply Learn more about Amazon Global Store. The characters are well-sketched but samey, they don’t seem to have any direction or tend to grow, moreover, I couldn’t myself draw any connection with the characters at any point.

Sara Goycochea marked it as to-read Oczso 31, ComiXology Thousands of Ocsao Comics.

This is the first time I’ve read anything by Osamu Soamu. There is no one sided or two dimensional character ocasoo be found, as far as I could see. Cris marked it as to-read May 06, I loved Yozo’s struggle against the abyss between himself and the society which ended with a total failure. His books also bring about awareness to a number of important topics such as human nature, mental illness, social relationships, and postwar Japan.

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