KASAI Zenzo

Date of Birth and Death
January 16, 1887 - July 23, 1928
Birthplace (modern name)
Aomori
Occupation, Status
Literary Figure
Pen name etc.
Utasutsu (pen name), Suirishou (pen name)

Description

Novelist. In 1908 he became a student of Tokuda Shusei and joined audited classes at Waseda University. In 1912 he published the magazine Kiseki (Miracle) with Hirotsu Kazuo and wrote Kanashiki Chichi (Miserable Father) in the first issue. He struggled with his slow writing pace and sickness, and to distract himself indulged in excessive alcohol use. Yet his shi-shosetsu novels (I-novels), which took themes directly from his own disastrous personal life, earned him recognition in the literary world.

Publications

National Diet Library Online

SNS

KASAI Zenzo

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  • Portrait of KASAI Zenzo2
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