|No Longer Human (1948) [Novel]|
by Osamu Dazai
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(From the publisher):
Osamu Dazai'sí No Longer Human, this leading postwar Japanese writer's second novel, tells the poignant and fascinating story of a young man who is caught between the breakup of the traditions of a northern Japanese aristocratic family and the impact of Western ideas. In consequence, he feels himself "disqualified from being human" (a literal translation of the Japanese title).
Original title: 人間失格 (Ningen Shikkaku) [Disqualification as a Human Being]
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics