The Setting Sun

Osamu Dazai, Donald Keene

Book cover for The Setting Sun
Book cover for The Setting Sun
Book cover for The Setting Sun
Book cover for The Setting Sun
Book cover for The Setting Sun
Book cover for The Setting Sun

The Setting Sun

The Setting Sun

Osamu Dazai, Donald Keene

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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.

Publishing Information

Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Pub date: 1968-01-17
Length: 174 pages
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