No Longer Human
ISBN: 0811204812
EAN13: 9780811204811
Language: English
Pages: 176
Edition: Revised
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Portraying himself as a failure, 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's attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a clown to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover This story 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.