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Book Information: Setting Sun, the

Setting Sun, the (1947) [Novel]
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The Setting Sun is a tragic story which takes place during the cultural transition that followed WWII in Japan. The narrator, Kazuko, was born into an aristocratic family which was gradually reduced to poverty after her fathers death. Over the course of the novel she sees the world she is familiar with crumble around her. The characters are generally self-restrained, so a large portion of the book takes place within letters and journals.

Original title: 斜陽 (Shayu)
Original languages: Japanese


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Setting Sun, the

Setting Sun, the (1956)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Donald Keene
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Manifested in:

Setting Sun, the (June 1968)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 9780811200325
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.1 x 0.6
Pages: 192

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