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New Directions Publishing Corporation

The Setting Sun

The Setting Sun

Book Details
  • Author: Osamu Dazai
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Published: 1968-01-17
  • Edition: Revised
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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.

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