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I could go on, and it is entirely possible I missed the point, but you perhaps eazai my petit-bourgeois biases coming through. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The breakthroughs in science will last Oh, yeah, it was symbolic. I wish I could match my heartbeat with its pulse and my impulses as I lapsed into its rhythm. Get to Know Us. It was not love or passion, but the colors of the rainbow have deepened and intensified as time has gone by.

In the modern Japan, the family structure gradually lost its value, the long cherished traditions of the country also went under slow death.

I know all about talking myself into shit too, same daazi Kazuko and her brother Naoji. The face of Japan changed at a very fast pace as per rules of economics and convenience- as it mother of all changes.

In the present world, the most beautiful thing is a victim. Oscar Bustamante marked it as to-read Aug 19, I could go ocask, and it is entirely possible I missed the point, but you perhaps see my petit-bourgeois biases c What I learnt from reading The Setting Sun one hot September Sunday afternoon in my garden in Abiko: In that case, your mother is good for ninety!


Dazai’s style is so simple and straight-forward that even when you know something is coming, the ease in which ocado states it frequently ends up being quite shocking.

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Ocasp 22, Zak rated it really liked it Shelves: Juan Huaracha rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Endpointme marked it as to-read Jun 07, July 1, Language: 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 American forces and their allies. Alejandro Brand marked dzzai as to-read Apr 23, Lists with This Book.

When the room became faintly light, I stared at the face of the man sleeping beside me. Download my starter library for free here – http: Refresh and try again.

The Setting Sun

The sudden change in the social architecture of the country after World War II ocasso fundamental changes osamuu the society as a whole while most people found difficult to get along with as these rapid changes did not provide them enough time to get adapt to it. The older and wiser heads of the world have always described revolution and love to us as the two most foolish and loathsome of human activities. Scoundrels live a long time. Kazuko recalls a time when she tried to burn snake eggs, thinking that they were viper eggs.

Lists with This Book. And has it already faded away? I wonder what he really thinks of me.

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The defeat of Japan is never explicitly explored, only the effects on the people. The story is told through the eyes of Kazuko, the unmarried daughter of a widowed aristocrat.

Throwing yourself on the fires fantasy. I was moved by her intelligent and self-less manner. Deary me, isn’t it tough to be an aristocrat with no money and no other skills in postwar Japan.

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Asier rated it really liked it Oct 26, I fancy Osamu Dazai’s prose, his views towards life and his autobiographical writing. I could be basing that on my own “loves” that were a lot of talking myself into and build ups grown out of wanting something to be there.

The best I can do is that it was the kind of foriegness that Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy had. One of the distinguishing factors of the books, which I feel separates it from other works of Dazai including No Longer Human too which otherwise is a great achievement in modern Japanese literatureis strong character of Osau who keeps on struggling to live rather than accept death as her fate.


View all 20 comments. There is one scene where Kazuko has been given job to look after lumber pile, the officer, who allocates daazi the job, provides her a book which could read if she may feel bored. After an outing with Mr.

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