ISLAND STORYSample is here

The novella that first propelled Dazai into the literary elite of post-war Japan. Essentially the start of Dazai's career, Schoolgirl gained notoriety for its ironic and inventive use of language. Now it illuminates the prevalent social structures of a lost time, as well as the struggle of the individual against them--a theme that occupied Dazai's life both personally and professionally. This new translation preserves the playful language of the original and offers the reader a new window into the mind of one of the greatest Japanese authors of the 20th century.

Author Profile

Osamu Dazai (1909-1948) is one of the most highly respected author's of modern Japan and is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in post-war Japanese literature. He was widely known by contemporaries for his eclectic lifestyle, inventive use of language, and his multiple suicide attempts, which led to his final, successful attempt in 1948. His two major novels, No Longer Human and The Setting Sun, continue to be widely read and leave a vibrant legacy for one of Japan's greatest writers.

Buy Here

amazon.com amazon.com barnes&noble.com


| LOVE & FREE | So I Need to Lose 15 Pounds | The World's Easiest Astronomy Book | TREEDOM | Live With Meaning. Die With Passion. | WOW | My Life | ISLAND STORY | TENKEN | You're My Mommy | SHIFT | ADVENTURE LIFE | Schoolgirl | Breathe Deeply | Save the Himalayas | The Bible: A Manga Rendition | Dreams Around the World | JACK THE BASTARD -AND OTHER STORIES- | Kitty Jones | Ulysses | Don Quixote | Moby-Dick | The War of the Worlds | Crayon Shinchan Volume 1 | Crayon Shinchan Volume 2 | Crayon Shinchan Volume 3 | 3 Strange Tales | Botchan | Journey By Starlight | Superzelda | My First Kafka | Little Gift | Stories of Japan | Something Strange Across the River | Sherlock and Hercule | Black Bard | Crayon Shinchan 4 | The Samurai Gourmet | Smuggler | Night on the Galactic Railroad & Other Stories from Ihatov | A Voyage in the Sunbeam | Kurt Cobain: When I Was an Alien | GAN | Whispered Words 1 | Virgo | Libra | Scorpio | Raqia |