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No Longer Human / Osamu Dazai ; translated by Donald Keene.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: New directions publishing corporation, 2022Copyright date: ©1958Description: 177 sidorContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9780811232432
Genre/Form: Other classification:
  • He.01
Online resources: Summary: Mine has been a life of much shame. I can’t even guess myself what it must be to live the life of a human being.?Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. His attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a “clown” to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness. Still one of the ten bestselling books in Japan, No Longer Human is an important and unforgettable modern classic.
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Mine has been a life of much shame. I can’t even guess myself what it must be to live the life of a human being.?Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. His attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a “clown” to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness. Still one of the ten bestselling books in Japan, No Longer Human is an important and unforgettable modern classic.

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