DAZAI Osamu

Date of Birth and Death
June 19, 1909 - June 13, 1948
Birthplace (modern name)
Aomori
Occupation, Status
Literary Figure
Pen name etc.
TSUSHIMA shuji

Description

Novelist. He was born to a wealthy landowning family in Aomori. In 1930 he enrolled in the Faculty of French Literature of Tokyo Imperial University but failed to graduate. Later, he studied with the writer Ibuse Masuji. In 1935 his story Gyakko (Against the current) was nominated for the Akutagawa prize. After the WWII, works like Shayo (The setting sun, 1947) and Ningen shikkaku (No longer human, 1948), earned Dazai a reputation as a Buraiha (Decadent school) writer. In June 1948 he committed suicide by drowning himself in the Tamagawa Aqueduct.

Publications

National Diet Library Online

SNS

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