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I love Kazuko for doing something, no matter where the love came from throwing herself blindness, girlish fantasies, whatever. View all 20 comments.

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They’ll leave you alone every time, those victims. View all 5 comments.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The dying are beautiful, but to live, to survive- those things somehow seem hideous and contaminated with blood. However, when rainbows of salvation are formed within the courageous breast, love and revolution becomes the most gratifying thing to human beings.

It needs more, many more valuable, unfortunate victims. Dazai through the sublime voice of Kazuko, claims the Japanese war was an act of depression with the Japanese people becoming the core victims of the dazzai malady. Kazuko, her brother Naoji, and their mother.

The story ends with a letter to Mr. Another jewel in the feather of Dazai is that he was able to use small incidents such as burning of snake eggs to convey large meanings which again come across as similar to minimalist approach of post-modernism but it has got it roots in Japanese poetry wherein each word is supposed to be vital part of whole.


The elderly, dying mother who is broken-hearted that the family can no longer afford to live in their Tokyo house and must move to a small house in the country. Later, when Kazuko describes her feelings as “a bridge of flames” in her letter to Mr. The inability of the Japanese people to adapt to the new social order is portrayed through the protagonist’s susceptibilities that adhere to the new environment of an egalitarian existence.

The Setting Sun

Ocsao it’s not amongst Dazai’s autobiographical works, a lot of instances in the book draws heavily on his own experiences. Kazuko was married once before, but she divorced. It was not love or passion, but the colors of the rainbow have deepened and intensified as time has gone by.

The breakthroughs in science will last He does not respond. Perhaps this verbose outburst may help me in coming to terms with my reading choices: The Setting Sun is one of such stories about a family consists of three main characters, namely Kazuko- the protagonist, her mother and osmau brother, Naoji through whom the author brings up a number of social and philosophical problems of that time period. View all 9 comments.

Along with familial issues, there is also the matter of Kazuko’s romantic desires with an older, married man similarly making his way towards death and reeking of addiction, much akin to Naoji–conveniently enough, Naoji was a student or apprentice of sorts, if you can call drinking alongside him and occasionally working either of those things.

Different when you’re yourself playing at being someone else? Jan 10, Kimley rated it it was amazing Shelves: But perhaps, those difficulties brought up great Japanese works in literature as we know that irony generally brings out beauty. Though I also recommend doing a bit of background information on the author beforehand, as his life, struggles, and perspective may offer a massive amount of insight into the philosophy behind this eo.


I know all about talking myself into shit too, same as Kazuko and her brother Naoji. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The translator’s notes say that he was considered one of the great chroniclers of contempory Japanese life. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Oscar Anacona marked it as to-read Jun 03, Snakes are present in nearly all accounts of death or illness throughout the pages of this book, including dreams, gardens, or right beside a person as they past. Paperbackpages.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The images that Dazai brings dazxi the reader are startling in their hue and weight – the mother who sips her soup from the end of the spo This is the first ozamu I’ve read anything by Osamu Dazai.

In philosophy, almost nothing will likely last of the past 65 years, apart from Quine — and possibly nothing from the last years — Though such sweeping statements will always prove false, I guess Principal characters are Kazuko, her brother Naoji, and their elderly mother. But the details of the people and their lives are compelling.

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