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Osamu Dazai 太宰だざい おさむ [1909 - 1948]


The Setting Sun 斜陽しゃよう



After World War II, a small aristocratic family in Japan has lost all of their money. The family consists of three people: Kazuko, her brother Naoji, and their mother. Naoji is a soldier in the South Pacific and is absent throughout much of the beginning of the novel. Kazuko was married once before, but she divorced.

スープ を ひとさじ、

すっ と って

    ・スープ:soup  ・さじ:spoon

    ・う:to eat

かあさま が、

「あ」 と かすかな さけび ごえ を おげ に なった。

    ・おかあさま:mother  ・かすかな:faint

    ・さけび ごえ:cry  ・げる:to utter



The Setting Sun

斜陽しゃよう


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・ Annotation
・ Modern Japanese
・ Ruby (Furigana)
・ Grammatical Analysis
・ Vocabulary

The Setting Sun

斜陽しゃよう


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$5.99

・ Annotation
・ Modern Japanese
・ Ruby (Furigana)
・ Grammatical Analysis
・ Vocabulary


Osamu Dazai

Osamu Dazai (太宰 治 Dazai Osamu, June 19, 1909 - June 13, 1948) was a Japanese author who is considered one of the foremost fiction writers of 20th-century Japan. A number of his most popular works, such as The Setting Sun (Shayo) and No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku), are considered modern-day classics in Japan. With a semi-autobiographical style and transparency into his personal life, Dazai's stories have intrigued the minds of many readers.
His influences include Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Murasaki Shikibu and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. While Dazai continues to be widely celebrated in Japan, he remains relatively unknown elsewhere with only a handful of his works available in English. (Osamu Dazai)

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