No Longer Human

No Longer Human

Paperback (01 Feb 1973)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Considered Dazai's masterpiece No Longer Human ranks as the second-best selling novel ever in Japan.

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780811204811
Publisher: New Directions
Imprint: New Directions Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Sales rank: 836
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 246g
Height: 131mm
Width: 203mm
Spine width: 15mm