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The Setting Sun

Mikel rated it really liked it Feb 25, Dazai, himself born into an aristocrat family always viewed himself to be a societal exile; searching for the sanguinity of death. Uehara, Kazuko says that Japan is struggling against the old morality, “like the sun”.

But perhaps, those difficulties brought up great Japanese works in literature as we know that irony generally brings out beauty. But Osamu Dazai’s The Setting Sun gave me a foriegn sort of feeling inside, like I felt different, not in a something is about to happen way, exactly.

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All three of these prominent novelists have written, so deftly, about a Japan in a period of great uncertainty amid rapid change. The wretchedness of morality and despair gets washed in the alcoholic eddy as piteous souls like Uehara and Naoji stagger dazaai an inexorable hell. The translator’s notes say that he was considered one of the great chroniclers of contempory Japanese life.

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This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Ocasso a problem loading this menu right now. The daughter, Kazuko, engages in farm labour which ‘coarsens’ her. She has thrown away the old morality and is embracing a new revolutionary way of life, like Rosa Luxemburg and Jesus coming to bring a sword in Matthew 10 that she has read, very much like what all of Japan was undergoing.

A fantasy of victims, love, suicide, of living as dreaming in nightmares and hopes childish hopes? Mar 13, Elie F rated it really liked it Shelves: The rainbow that spans the sky when it clears after a shower soon fades away, but the rainbow in a person’s heart does not seem to disappear that way.


However, below this rapid change, the moral and spiritual life of the country also went similar but gradual changes- as habits always take time to change. But also heroic and perpetually necessary.

The familiar settings and circumstances, though unfortunate, also assisted in the displays of content, for me specifically– view spoiler [most notably in oaamu inclusion of written confessions of love, and an unfortunate suicide note making up all of chapter seven, a rough read for anyone, myself included. When mother discovered that I had burned the snake eggs, she certainly must have felt that there was something ill-omened in the act. Trivia About The Setting Ell.

Not all stories must or should have ha Osamu Dazai’s The Setting Sun was a book I had read quite a few years ago, though not in an especially notable amount of depth.

The book, by the depth of its understanding of the Japanese of today, evokes and reveals aspects of the Japan as nation in whole. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I guess the book was well done, and maybe of great interest to other Japan hands, but it just ocaao a book for me.

There is one scene where Kazuko has been given job to look after lumber pile, the officer, who allocates her the job, provides her a book which could read if she may feel bored. Feb 21, Alex Pler rated it really liked it. Views Read Edit View history.

Monica Sotelo marked it as to-read Jul 24, I’m thinking mainly of kitsch — and its descendants. Sadly Dazai himself did not and committed suicide in about a year after this book, which had given him his greatest success, came out.

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The reader – or at least THIS reader – will see some of the trials and humiliations of this family as simply annoying. Staying the same as helplessness is only as glamorous as staring at a picture.

She claims to be growing into a “coarse woman”. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He confesses his weakness and anguish out of his birth in noble class. The characters are well-sketched but samey, they don’t seem to have any direction or tend to grow, moreover, I couldn’t myself draw any connection with the characters at any point.


He finally reveals that her name is Suga. View all 17 comments. Her brother, who became addicted to opium during the war is missing.

Turbonegro marked it as to-read Dec 06, Leer a Dazai no es muy diferente a mirar al Fuji. In due time, the brother, Naoji, does return–though as much of an addict as you might suspect, despite his vows to quit.

Given the fact that the book is slow paced the final chapters make up for it.

Dazai’s story is set in post-war Japan and recoun In the same fashion as his predecessors, Natsume Soseki Kokoro and Tanizaki Junichiro NaomiDazai provides an insightful historical account in The Setting Sunas much as he draws a story of intense emotional appeal.

However, when rainbows of salvation are formed within the courageous breast, love and revolution becomes the most dazau thing to human beings. Eventually, she battles herself to survive along a fine thread lingering between the customary world and a developing modern sphere of humanity. Juanjo Dolz Marco marked it as to-read Feb 21, All in all, the characters and their respective struggles are well tied in to each other, balanced, and fully aware of each other.

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This realization brought home to me the feeling that I had done a terrible thing in burning the eggs. But unlike Yozo who thinks family is a nonsensical entity, Kazuko and Naoji regard their family and its aristocratic stat Oba Yozo, the protagonist in Dazai’s Dazak Longer Human, is my earliest literary crush at the age of early But it kinda is in my emotions. The story is about the ozamu of the aristocracy after the war. But the details of the people and their lives are compelling.