Osamu Dazai

Osamu  Dazai

Osamu Dazai (1909-1948) is largely considered as one of the most prominent players in postwar Japanese literature and is usually regarded as one of the most highly valued authors of contemporary Japan. Contemporaries remembered him for his diverse lifestyle, imaginative use of words, and several suicide attempts, the last of which was successful in 1948. No Longer Human and The Setting Sun, his two main books, are still widely read and leave a vivid legacy for one of Japan's best writers.