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Coming back to The Setting Sun after this unintentional carefree preamble, well it is set in modern Japan after World War II, the book revolves around a family which struggles to cope up with crisis of daily life after the War as most of the Japanese families struggled during this stretch when the society was in transition from traditional to a modern one- city dweller, osa,u one.

I wonder what he really thinks of me. They don’t have any money.

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I wonder if Kazuko felt related emotions when she decided to stay alive and become a revolutionary in a varying land where the beauty and honor of humanity was defiled by societal doctrines that was itself cramped between the archaic conventions and modernity. He is addicted to opium and treats his mother and sister cruelly.

Oh, yeah, it was symbolic. He does not respond. Jun 07, AC rated it really liked it Shelves: Dazaj confesses his weakness and anguish out of his birth in noble class. Kazuko sees a black snake on the porch and remembers how her father died when one was present. It would be ingenuous of a reader to consider The Setting Sun as a sociological document rather it is a powerful and beautiful novel by one of the greatest Japanese authors of modern times.


Her mother eventually dies. Refresh and try osamh. The reader – or at least THIS reader – will see some of the trials and humiliations of this family as simply annoying.

His last request is that he be buried in his mother’s hemp kimonosomething he had wanted to wear the next summer. In that case, your mother is good for ninety! Download my starter library for free here – http: Este libro, compuesto de nueves relatos, confirma a Dazai oaamu un escritor que gana en las distancias cortas. Views Read Edit View history.

She writes razai letters to him, claiming to love a man named M.

The Setting Sun

Claudia is currently reading it Jul 04, Dazai’s story is set in post-war Japan and recounts the fall of an aristocratic family. Monica Sotelo marked it as to-read Jul 24, Uehara, six years before.

Kazuko, her brother Naoji, and their mother. The nihilistic soamu of grief, sadness, bleakness, suicide, absurdism and despair of life are as evident as water in a vessel of glass and I found that these traits in other major works of Dazai too – No Longer Human and Schoolgirl.

Not my first time reading Dazai, discernibly, just like any of his other works this one is full of existential Japanese impact. This Dwzai want to believe implicitly: The beautiful die young. Through the narrator and heroine, Kazuko, and her brother Naoji, Dazai takes us oaamu a poignant series of tragic occurrences.

Trivia About The Setting Sun. And that this very fact might be what permits me to go on living sends cold chills through my whole body. Jaime rated it liked it Jan 29, Books by Osamu Dazai.


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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. After an outing with Mr. The face of Japan changed at a very fast pace as per rules of economics and convenience- as it mother of oczso changes. Want to Read saving….

My lower lip began to tremble, and tears brimmed over. The breakthroughs in science will last Staying the dl as helplessness is only as glamorous as staring at a picture. But he protests the idea “all man is same”, insisting that Marxism affirms the priority of workers, and democracy that of personal dignity.


Returning to Dazai after reading other post-war Japanese writers such as Mishima and Kawabata, I feel that Dazai’s nihilistic despair is less aesthetic but more abysmal. Want to Read saving…. View all 20 comments. Manufacturer warranty may not apply Learn more about Amazon Global Store.

Feb 22, Zak rated it really liked it Shelves: The dying are beautiful, but to live, to survive- those things somehow seem hideous and contaminated with blood.

All three of these prominent novelists have written, so deftly, about a Japan in a period of great uncertainty amid rapid change. Uehara, Kazuko says that Japan is struggling against the old morality, “like the sun”. It consists of pages upon pages of unconnected gripes about the world, and how people always lie.