Cantitate/Preț
Produs

No Longer Human

Autor Osamu Dazai Traducere de Juliet Winters Carpenter
Notă:  4.00 · 7 note 
en Paperback – 5 mar 2024
A completely new translation of Osamu Dazai's great masterpiece by award-winning translator Juliet Winters Carpenter.

"A journey to hell with Osamu Dazai, Japan's ultimate bad boy novelist" —Damian Flanagan, The Japan Times

No Longer Human is the story of Yozo Oba, who, from early childhood, finds it impossible to form meaningful relationships with family or friends. As a child he copes by acting the fool—mocking himself while entertaining others. As an adult he turns to alcohol, sex and drugs, which lead to his eventual self-destruction.

Originally written in 1948 and based closely on Dazai's own life, the timeless and universal themes of social alienation, failure and one man's inner torture at his inability to feel like a normal human still resonate with young people everywhere, making this an enduring international classic.

This contemporary translation will be welcomed by all fans of modern Japanese literature as well as by readers familiar with Osamu Dazai. After Soseki Natsume, Osamu Dazai is Japan's most popular writer. Dazai is enjoying a surge in interest among young people today thanks to the success of the manga, anime and film series Bungo Stray Dogs, whose protagonist, a detective named Osamu Dazai, is based on the real-life author.

"Dazai's brand of egoistic pessimism dovetails organically with the emo chic of this cultural moment and with the inner lives of teenagers of all eras." —Andrew Martin, The New York Times
Citește tot Restrânge

Toate formatele și edițiile

Toate formatele și edițiile Preț Express
Paperback (2) 7114 lei  3-5 săpt.
  Tuttle Publishing – 5 mar 2024 7114 lei  3-5 săpt.
  NEW DIRECTIONS – feb 1973 7373 lei  3-5 săpt. +1094 lei  7-13 zile

Preț: 7114 lei

Puncte Express: 107

Preț estimativ în valută:
1362 1477$ 1161£

Carte disponibilă

Livrare economică 13-27 iunie

Preluare comenzi: 021 569.72.76

Specificații

ISBN-13: 9784805317426
ISBN-10: 4805317426
Pagini: 160
Ilustrații: b&w illustrations throughout
Dimensiuni: 130 x 203 mm
Greutate: 0.18 kg
Editura: Tuttle Publishing
Colecția Tuttle Publishing

Recenzii

"Today, such a writer might be castigated, condemned and turned into an instant pariah: Perhaps his books would be taken from bookshops. Yet when Osamu Dazai's short, electrifying novel, "Ningen Shikkaku" (No Longer Human) was published in 1948, it triggered a huge "Dazai Boom."…" —Damian Flanagan, The Japan Times: "A journey to hell with Osamu Dazai, Japan's ultimate bad boy novelist"

"Dazai's brand of egoistic pessimism dovetails organically with the emo chic of this cultural moment…and with the inner lives of teenagers of all eras." — Andrew Martin, The New York Times

The Cult Classic That Captures the Stress of Social Alienation… The Japanese novelist Osamu Dazai wrote, better than almost anyone, about the thin line between isolation and belonging." —Jane Yong Kim, The Atlantic

Descriere

Descriere de la o altă ediție sau format:

Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. Oba Yozo's attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a "clown" to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness.