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.
|subjects:||Social life and customs, 1912-1945|
|publisher:||One Peace Books|
|publication place:||New York|
|japanese publication date:||1939|
|english publication date:||2011|
|description:||94 p. ; 18 cm.|
|related:||Modern Japanese classics|