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No Longer Human

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No Longer Human is a Novel written by Osamu Dazai to Portray the life of Oba Yozo the hero in this book.

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No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

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No longer human resume: Osaimi Da/ai’s “No Longer Human“, this leading postwar Japa- nese writer’s second novel, tells the poignant and fascinating story of a young man who is caught between the breakup of the traditions of a northern Japanese aristocratic family, and the impact of Western ideas.

In consequence, he feels himself “dis- qualified from being human” so for that Portraying himself as a failure, and the protagonist of Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings.

Oba Yozo tries to reconcile himself to the world around him beginning in early childhood and continuing through high school, where he becomes a “clown” in order to mask his alienation, In the end, lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult.

Without any sentimentality, Yozo records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection, and tenderness.

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I think that Osama Dazai would have been gratified by the reviews his novel The Setting Sun received when the English translation was published in the United States. Even though some of the critics were distressed by the picture the book drew of contemporary Japan, they one and all discussed it in the terms reserved for works of importance.

There was no trace of the condescension often bestowed on writings emanating from remote parts of the world, and for once nobody thought to use the damning adjective “exquisite” about an unquestionably Japanese product. It was judged among its peers, the moving and beautiful books of the present generation.

One aspect of The Setting Sun puzzled many readers, however, and may puzzle others in Dazai’s second novel No Longer Human:1 the role of Western culture in Japanese life today.

Like Yozo, the chief figure of No Longer Human, Dazai grew up in a small town in the remote north of Japan, and we might have expected his novels to be marked by the simplicity, love of nature and purity of sentiments of the inhabitants of such a place.

However, Dazai’s family was rich and educated, and from his childhood days, he was familiar with European literature, American movies, reproductions of modern paintings and sculptures and much else of our civilization.

These became such important parts of his own experience that he could not help being influenced by them, and he mentioned them quite as freely as might any author in Europe or America. In reading his works, however, we are sometimes made aware that Dazai’s understanding or use of these elements of the West is not always the same as ours.

It is easy to conclude from this that Dazai had only half-digested them, or even that the Japanese as a whole has somehow misappropriated our culture.

I confess that I find this parochialism curious in the United States. Here where our suburbs are 1T the literal translation of the original title Ningen Shikkaktt is “Disqualified as a Human Being.” I have elsewhere referred to this same novel as “The Disqualified.” source: no longer human e book.

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  • Book Title: No Longer Human
  • Author of Book: Osamu Dazai
  • Language of Book: English
  • Category of Book: Novels, Contemporary Fiction, Classic Books and Novels
  • Total Pages: 175 Pages
  • Size: 13.1 Mo
  • Edition: New world Library
  • TYPE: PDF, ebook
  • ISBN: 1-57731-046-2

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