The Setting Sun (Paperback)
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The Setting Sun (Paperback)

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Paperback 174 Pages
Published: 01/02/1968
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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.

Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9780811200325
Number of pages: 174
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 203 x 132 x 15 mm


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"Written with beauty, refinement, and force: a work of unmistakable distinction…" - Atlantic Monthly

"All his work is worthy. Dazai was an aristocratic tramp, a self described delinquent, yet he wrote with the forbearance of a fasting scribe." - Patti Smith

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Keiran at Waterstones Harrogate

“A fascinating look at a changing country.”

This novel, one of the most highly regarded in Japan, tells the story of a small family living through a period of change. The author captures the sense of worry and drama that living in vastly reduced circumstances... More

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“Recommend to everyone”

I think the title in itself is really witty because Japan "the land of the rising sun" was going through alot of social change with the decline of aristocracy and everything after the war. The last chapter... More

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“Amazing”

Really had be immersed in the descriptions and characters

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