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No Longer Human - I

人間にんげん失格しっかく

Osamu Dazai

太宰だざい おさむ    [1909 - 1948]


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I Prorogue, The First Notebook
II The Second Notebook
III The Third Notebook: Part One
IV The Third Notebook: Part Two, Epilogue

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わたし は

その おとこ の 写真しゃしん を 三枚さんまい

た こと が ある。

   写真しゃしん:picture, photograph

Overcome by an intense feeling of alienation and otherness and finding it nearly impossible to understand those who surround him who live in egoism and bad faith, Oba can't help but resort to buffoonery in order to establish interpersonal relationships. He is abused by a female servant during his childhood, but decides reporting it would be useless. No Longer Human


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No Longer Human - II

人間にんげん失格しっかく

Osamu Dazai

太宰だざい おさむ    [1909 - 1948]


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BUNCHO(Paddy Bird)

文鳥ぶんちょう


Soseki Natusme

夏目なつめ 漱石そうせき [1867 - 1916]

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文鳥ぶんちょう の  は 真黒まっくろ である。

   真黒まっくろ:deep black




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The Restaurant of Many Orders

注文ちゅうもんおお料理りょうりてん


Kenji Miyazawa

宮沢みやざわ 賢治けんじ  [1896 - 1933]


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ここ で

かみ を といて ください

   ここ:here   かみ:hair   とく:comb   ください:please

Two young gentlemen were trekking through fallen leaves deep in the mountains. They wore red British army coats and had glinting guns slung across their back. Two big white dogs that looked like polar bears followed behind them. “This mountain is ridiculous,” said one of the gentlemen, “we haven’t seen a single bird or any animal. I just want to take a shot at something, I don’t care what.”


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QUICKSAND

まんじ

Junichiro Tanizaki

谷崎たにざき 潤一郎じゅんいちろう  [1886 - 1965]

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園子そのこ は

光子みつこ という わかい 女性じょせい が

き に なる

   わかい:young   女性じょせい:woman   き:love


The story is narrated by Sonoko Kakiuchi, a young woman from Osaka. At the start of the novel she lives comfortably with her husband Kotaro, and attends art classes at a local women's school. Rumors spread around the school that Sonoko is having a lesbian affair with another student, the beautiful young Mitsuko. Sonoko finds herself drawn to Mitsuko, though she barely knows her, and she proceeds to forge a friendship with her. Soon, she invites Mitsuko to her house to pose nude for her figure drawing. Mitsuko agrees, but insists on covering herself with a sheet. The sexual tension comes to a head when Sonoko rips the sheet away, thus sealing her infatuation. The two begin a fiery affair.



The Human Chair

人間にんげん 椅子いす

Edogawa Rampo

江戸川えどがわ 乱歩らんぽ    [1894 - 1965]

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人間にんげん が すわる 部分ぶぶん に

ひざ を 

もたれ の なか へ

くび を 

椅子いす の かたち に すわれば ……


   人間にんげん:man, human being   すわる:sit down   部分ぶぶん:part

   ひざ:knee   もたれ:a chair back

   くび:head   椅子いす:chair



One day, after the completion of a luxurious sofa commissioned for the lobby of a new hotel, he realized that it was his masterpiece. Reluctant to part with it, he reshaped the inner structure of the sofa to allow one human being to sit inside of it. Inside the sofa he packed enough food and water for a few days. After instructing his assistant to organize the pickup of the sofa, he climbs inside. The sofa is then transported to the lobby of the hotel.


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