The Setting Sun

The Setting Sun

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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.

Author: Osamu Dazai
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 01/17/1968
Pages: 174
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.44lbs
Size: 7.98h x 5.20w x 0.49d
ISBN: 9780811200325