The Setting Sun

The Setting Sun

Paperback (01 Feb 1968)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Set in the early postwar years, it probes the destructive effects of war and the transition from a feudal Japan to an industrial society. Ozamu Dazai died, a suicide, in 1948. But the influence of his book has made "people of the setting sun" a permanent part of the Japanese language, and his heroine, Kazuko, a young aristocrat who deliberately abandons her class, a symbol of the anomie which pervades so much of the modern world.

Book information

ISBN: 9780811200325
Publisher: New Directions
Imprint: New Directions Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Sales rank: 16533
Number of pages: 174
Weight: 240g
Height: 133mm
Width: 203mm
Spine width: 12mm