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Born into a near-aristocratic family whose declining world he depicts in The Setting Sun (1947), Dazai had the means to become an accomplished dilettante and rake. Around 1933 he began to think seriously about writing, but his life was complicated by drug addiction, a string of affairs, and two attempts at suicide. The end of the war brought a change in Dazai, and he produced his finest works, even though his own life was ending because of alcoholism and tuberculosis. The darkness of his works reveals his tortured existence, which he ended by suicide. (Bowker Author Biography)
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No Longer Human 1,437 copies, 32 reviews
The Setting Sun 685 copies, 10 reviews
Blue Bamboo 159 copies, 2 reviews
Schoolgirl 154 copies, 6 reviews
Self Portraits 77 copies
Run, Melos! 39 copies
Villon's Wife 18 copies, 2 reviews
Later Years 10 copies
Farewell 7 copies
Word of Araki 4 copies
Grasshopper 4 copies
Eight Scenes of Tokyo 4 copies, 1 review
A New Hamlet 3 copies
El ocaso 3 copies
Goodbye 2 copies
New Hamlet 2 copies
Zmierzch 2 copies
Repudiados 2 copies
Run, Melos! 2 copies
Zatracenie 1 copy
Amurg 1 copy
Recuerdos 1 copy
Lantern 1 copy
Waiting 1 copy
Ta duong 1 copy
Nu sinh 1 copy
朝 [Asa] 1 copy
Zatracenie 1 copy
No Longer Human (Original novel) 230 copies, 3 reviews
The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories (Contributor) 213 copies, 5 reviews
Modern Japanese Stories: An Anthology (Contributor) 147 copies, 2 reviews
No Longer Human, Volume 1 (Original story) 56 copies, 2 reviews
No Longer Human, Volume 2 (Original story) 46 copies, 2 reviews
No Longer Human, Volume 3 (Original story) 40 copies, 1 review
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