Results 1 – 10 of 10 El ocaso by Osamu Dazai and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at El ocaso by Osamu Dazai at – ISBN – ISBN – Txalaparta, S.L. – – Softcover. The post-war period in Japan was one of immense social change as Japanese society adjusted to the shock of defeat and to the occupation of Japan by.

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His straightforward manner of prose is concise, lucid, and compelling. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I must say that Donald Keene’s translation read very well I have no idea how accurate it was, but it was easy to read although I did skip quickly ocask a few pages, particularly the layabout aristocrat’s self-indulgent suicide note and various bits of no-doubt meaningful scraps of scripture that left me ep at my garden thinking about all the weeds that needed trimming.

The characters are well-sketched but samey, they don’t seem to have any direction or tend to grow, moreover, I couldn’t myself draw any connection with the characters at any point. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

They don’t have any money. The black snake can be seen dl a symbol of death.

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Sadly Dazai himself did not and committed suicide in about a year after this book, which had given him his greatest success, came out. Jose marked it as to-read May 09, Deary ocsao, isn’t it tough to be an aristocrat with no money and no other skills in postwar Japan.


He also goes out every night drinking. Claudia is currently reading it Jul 04, Kazuko recalls a time when she tried to burn snake eggs, thinking that they were viper eggs. Overall, the entirety of the tale gives me a forlorn, almost melancholic feeling–appropriately sazai.

But perhaps, those difficulties brought up great Japanese works in literature as we know that irony generally brings out beauty.

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She reveals that she is pregnant, and that she will happily raise the child on her own. In fact, it could said be authority that post-war philosophy and literature is highly inspired form these abovementioned traits- whether it may be existentialism of Sartre, absurdism of Camus or any other modern and post-modern movement of literature. Her brother, who became addicted to opium during the war is missing. All three of these prominent novelists have written, so deftly, about a Japan in a period of great uncertainty amid rapid change.

Osamu Dazai’s The Setting Sun was a book I had read quite a few years ago, though not in an especially notable amount of depth. In the family’s old house, Kazuko’s mother eats rationed food. E Yozo, the protagonist in Dazai’s No Longer Human, is my earliest literary crush at the age of early My side has worms and Kazuko’s ocsso has snakes like the snake omens her mama fears, maybe.


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Her grown daughter who is the main focus of the story and who is grasping at anything, no matter how remote or abstract, that could possibly give her life osamuu purpose or meaning.

Kazuko begins working in the fields.

Osamu Dazai

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Deary me, isn’t it tough to be a novelist with no money and no other skills in postwar Japan. His dazwi also bring about awareness to a number of important topics such as human nature, mental illness, social relationships, and postwar Japan.

The images that Dazai brings to the reader are startling in their hue and weight – the mother who sips her soup from the end of the spoon, fluttering it as she does so, like a sparrow. The story is about the decline of the aristocracy after the war.

The Setting Sun

The dying are beautiful, but to live, to survive- those things somehow seem hideous and contaminated with blood. Erika rated it really liked it Feb 14, However, below this rapid change, the moral and spiritual life of the country also went similar but gradual changes- as habits always take ocsao to change.