An edition of No Longer Human (1948)

No Longer Human

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An edition of No Longer Human (1948)

No Longer Human

  • 3.99 ·
  • 74 Ratings
  • 2018 Want to read
  • 115 Currently reading
  • 104 Have read

Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human, this leading postwar Japanese writer's second novel, tells the poignant and fascinating story of a young man who is caught between the breakup of the traditions of a northern Japanese aristocratic family and the impact of Western ideas. In consequence, he feels himself "disqualified from being human" (a literal translation of the Japanese title). Donald Keene, who translated this and Dazai's first novel, The Setting Sun, has said of the author's work: "His world . . . suggests Chekhov or possibly postwar France, . . . but there is a Japanese sensibility in the choice and presentation of the material. A Dazai novel is at once immediately intelligible in Western terms and quite unlike any Western book." His writing is in some ways reminiscent of Rimbaud, while he himself has often been called a forerunner of Yukio Mishima.

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Language
English
Pages
188

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Cover of: No Longer Human
No Longer Human
1948, New Directions Publishing Corporation, New Directions
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Book Details


Published in

Japan

Classifications

Library of Congress
PL825.A8, PL825.A8 N513 1958, PZ3.D338 No, PL825.A8 N6

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
188
Dimensions
7.9 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
Weight
7 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7999773M
Internet Archive
nolongerhuman0000daza_m5l2
ISBN 10
0811204812
ISBN 13
9780811204811
LCCN
58009509
OCLC/WorldCat
339792
Library Thing
128729
Goodreads
194746

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