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Osamu Dazai

Osamu DAZAI (太宰 治) was the pen name of Shūji Tsushima. Although his father wanted him to be a politician, he insisted on being an author. When he applied to the Tokyo University French Literature Department, he was 20 years old. For most of his lifetime, he was a drug addict, an alcoholic and a sufferer of tubercolosis. His last book Ningen Shikkaku (No Longer Human)(1948) is an authobiography. It documents his childhood, university years, and the time in which he acquires tuberculosis in detail.In 1948, he committed suicide with his mistress.Osamu Dazai is still one of the most popular authors in Japan.

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rebusalla818has quoted6 months ago
I also have the impression that many women have been able, instinctively, to sniff out this loneliness of mine, which I confided to no one, and this in later years was to become one of the causes of my being taken advantage of in so many ways.
Women found in me a man who could keep a love secret.
b8213940150has quoted6 months ago
Of all the people I had ever known, that miserable Tsuneko really was the only one I loved.
b8213940150has quoted7 months ago
What do you mean by not having faith in human beings? When did you become a Christian anyway?" I fail to see, however, that a distrust for human beings should necessarily lead directly to religion.

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    No Longer Human
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    Keren juga ya Oreki bisa bikin review mendalam dari cerita 'simpel' begini

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    Run, Melos
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  • b9234294041shared an impression4 months ago
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    it is oddly something i can relate to therefore the book makes more sense

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