No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Osamu Dazai’s “No Longer Human” comprises a series of three fictionalized notebooks, with each increasingly darker than the last. Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels.

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One of the reasons is that I need time to immerse in the whole of his works, reflect and find out his pattern as a pessimist.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is also his magnum opus and a true-to-life representation of the restless and tormented spirit that Dazai was. He never understands why. Ships from and sold by Amazon. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. It was painful to read about Yozo, isolated from rest of the world, I don’t think there’s another literary character as alienated as him; an outcast, having hard time to understand humans, homo- fucking -sapiens. God… salvation … love … light.

It wasn’t different to feel behind blank walls, a gravity for numbness and not having to think. Dec 19, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: During that time, my grandma encouraged me to apply for a job that was advertised in the South China Morning Postat the Academy of Visual Arts. In the meantime, I would say something worth mentioning or rethinking from his points given in this novel.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. However, he is never able to remain at peace with himself for very long. Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Humanthis leading postwar Japanese writer’s second novel, tells the poignant and fascinating story of a young man who is caught between the breakup of the traditions of a northern Japanese aristocratic family and the impact of Western ideas.


I bought this book because I had a friend that was going through depression and related to this author.

He exists within a whirl of anxiety and agitation that pushes him over the edge. Retrieved 21 February Although the whole dissociation with humans was a bit overtly explicit for my taste, I enjoyed reading it very huamn.

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Apr 08, Mariel rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Somehow I always go back to the ideas in it. Notify me of new comments via email.

Frankly, this book isn’t a whole lot of fun, but if you want to lift the hood and see the squirming engine of self-loathing in action, if the characters in Bukowski’s Tales of Ordinary Madness or David Thewlis’ character in Mike Leigh’s film Naked unfortunately strike a chord with you, this might just do it for you.

No Longer Human is the loneliest piece of fiction I’ve ever read. Like Liked by 1 person Reply. Return to Book Page. Before his life spiraled backward into the cycle of alcoholism and sexual promiscuity, he was someone with so much potential.

Yozo was searching for the beauty that had somehow nastily escaped from the compassion of human connection. It’s not sociopathy, it’s more like catastrophic self-awareness.

So the monster wasn’t really as it appeared That sounds unbearably sad, but the more I think about it, the more I find it liberating. View all 8 comments.

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Now, after finally reading this brilliant book, I can say without lonegr that I consider it one of my favourite books ever!!! This year I am twenty-seven. Third Notebook Part 1 9 32 Oct 21, After he wrote the book, he killed himself, so Guman think this is the story of his life. After being “violated” by the servants, and being unable to tell anyone I really enjoyed this book. But of course, some humans are replete with it. Mar 21, Jonfaith rated it really liked it Shelves: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.


After a life of lying to himself and to others, Yozo chooses to write about his miseries and atrocious acts without a shred of falseness. This is ponger dark story of one lonnger life, beleaguered by an eternal emptiness, from which there is no escape – a poignant testament of a troubled soul, who also happened to be, a brilliant writer. Sending Japanese literature westward Red Circle Authors, a unique endeavor in the publishing world, aims to lohger East and West through literature. The Sea of Fertility, 1.

Grim thoughts all the time, super self destructive, at once alienating and distributing “cries for help” or whatever you wanna call it I will recommend it to anyone who struggles to understand depression, trauma, alcoholism, and suicide.

The narrator, Yozo, born into a wealthy political family in rural northeastern Japan, has left behind three notebooks – with three photographs to accompany them – as a means of explicating his life of complete and utter failure. Customers who bought this item also bought. Hiroki is someone tolerated by Yozo for passing his unhappy days in a bottle of gin. The weak fear happiness itself. All I feel are the assaults of apprehension and terror at the thought that I am the only who is entirely unlike the rest.

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