Results 1 – 10 of 10 El ocaso by Osamu Dazai and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at El ocaso by Osamu Dazai at – ISBN – ISBN – Txalaparta, S.L. – – Softcover. The post-war period in Japan was one of immense social change as Japanese society adjusted to the shock of defeat and to the occupation of Japan by.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Juan Jaramillo marked it as to-read Sep 02, When he returns, Kazuko attempts to form a liaison with the novelist Uehara. The setting is okay and the plot is not forced but isn’t that captivating either, I found it Not my first time reading Dazai, discernibly, just like any of his other works this one is full of existential Japanese impact. Uehara, the symbol now represents Kazuko’s strong, almost desperate, dependency oswmu him.

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Principal characters are Kazuko, her brother Naoji, and their elderly mother. If it has, I must erase my own rainbow. He confesses his weakness and anguish out of his birth in noble class.

Her brother is off, supposedly at war, and wrought with addiction to opiates. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Dazai, himself born into an aristocrat family always viewed himself to be a societal exile; ocsao for the sanguinity of death. One of the distinguishing factors of the books, which I feel separates it from other works of Dazai including No Longer Human too which otherwise is a great lsamu in modern Japanese literatureis strong character of Kazuko who keeps on struggling to live rather than accept death as her fate.


This realization brought home to me the feeling that I had done a terrible thing in burning the eggs. Staying the same as helplessness is only as glamorous as staring at a picture. I wonder what he really thinks of me.

Naoji believed that humans have the right to choose whether they want to live or die. So the more we read farther, the more we feel guiltily embittered. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Quotes from The Setting Sun.

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Therefore, snakes have become ominous in her mother’s eyes. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. As crappy as their post-aristocratic lives were, they still were alive unlike many of their compatriots.

The best aspect of this novel is the beauty and power of its heroine. All three of these prominent novelists ocwso written, so deftly, about a Japan in a period of great uncertainty amid rapid change.

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Later, when Kazuko describes her feelings as “a bridge of flames” in her letter to Mr. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The remaining ninety-nine per cent is just living in waiting. It was kinda creepy feeling to me that she worshipped her mother as if she were a doll or on a stage screen instead of someone to depend on. I love Kazuko for doing something, no matter where the love came from throwing herself blindness, girlish fantasies, whatever.

Want to Read saving…. Overall, the entirety of the tale gives me a forlorn, almost melancholic feeling–appropriately so. Feb 22, Zak rated it really liked it Shelves: That is what we both certainly are. Want to Read Currently Ocaos Read.


Deary me, isn’t it tough to be an aristocrat with no ocsao and no other skills in postwar Japan. In fact, it could said be authority that post-war philosophy and literature is highly inspired form these abovementioned traits- whether it may be existentialism of Sartre, absurdism of Camus or any other modern and post-modern movement of literature.


Oscar Bustamante marked it as to-read Aug 19, My side has worms and Kazuko’s side has snakes like the snake omens her mama fears, maybe. She reveals that she is pregnant, and that she will happily raise the child on her own.

I was creeped out. Apr 04, Ugotthemoney Igotthesoul rated it really liked it. I guess the book was well done, and maybe of great interest to other Japan hands, but it just wasn’t a book for me. I frankly still don’t know what to make of any of it Osamu Dazai’s The Setting Sun gave me a foriegn sort of feeling inside, like I felt different, not in a something is about to happen way, exactly. I oamu if he has thought of me as of a rainbow in the sky after a shower.