The Setting Sun

The Setting Sun

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Overview

This powerful novel of a nation in social and moral crisis was first published by New Directions in 1956.


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811200325
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 01/28/1968
Series: New Directions Book
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 1
Sales rank: 57,623
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Osamu Dazai (1909-1948) was a 20th century Japanese novelist.

Donald Keene is a distinguished translator of Japanese.

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