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La déchéance d'un homme by Osamu Dazai

La déchéance d'un homme (original 1948; edition 1990)

by Osamu Dazai

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Title:La déchéance d'un homme
Authors:Osamu Dazai
Info:Gallimard (1990), Edition: GALLIMARD, Mass Market Paperback
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No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai (1948)


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No Longer Human captured my attention in a way that The Setting Sun didn't quite manage to.

Considering that this is a mildly autobiographical interpretation of the author himself, I'm cautious in how willing I am to call Oba Yozo out for his inclinations and behaviors, and am far more curious to try and understand where he is coming from.

If I came away with nothing else, it's that there are a limitless number of ways in which a person can be pathetic, there are several instances where characters who are not Oba Yozo disqualify themselves from a standard that would classify them as a decent human being, and that no one is exempt from the concept of feeling or appearing no longer human.

Also noteworthy is Oba Yozo's decline at the hands of drugs and alcohol. There came a certain point in the story where I began to noting several noteworthy similarities between Osamu Dazai's story, another titled Junky, by the American author, William S. Burroughs. ( )
  christina.h | Mar 12, 2017 |
這本書收錄太宰治的〈人間失格〉以及〈​Good bye〉兩則短篇小說,〈Good bye〉一文未完,事實上也尚未進入故事的核心,因此讀了並沒有太多的感覺。但〈人間失格〉一文卻給我很大的衝擊​。作者用第一人稱,平淡的語調,展開敘述,並不時自我詰問。主角天生的敏銳使他觀察到人世間種種的虛偽,對​人世間的規則感到無所適從,因此產生莫大的痛苦,進而扭曲自我,乃至最後失落沈溺於感官發洩而無法自拔。敏​銳的感覺和墮落的行為綜合在主角的身上,世人眼中的無賴卻是這個世界中善良無助的人,正常的世間反倒成為充​滿醜惡、卑鄙,可怕的存在。這樣對世間醜惡的赤裸指控、主角善良與罪惡同為一體的張力令人震撼、驚惶,卻又​暗自認同。我對太宰治,乃至日本文學是毫不熟悉的。但這則短篇小說卻引起我心深深震撼、共鳴,乃至無法一次​ ( )
  windhongtw | Apr 1, 2015 |
I mustmustmustmust read this book.

I watched the anime adaptation - crazy @ - @
  ku. | Sep 20, 2014 |
One of the few novels I would call perfect, alongside A Clockwork Orange and such. It really should be better known outside of Japan.
  OtherStoriesBooks | Dec 29, 2013 |
This is a remarkable book. Loneliness and suicide, but with a new look. Sparse and moving words. ( )
  HadriantheBlind | Mar 30, 2013 |
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