No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Osamu Dazai’s “No Longer Human” comprises a series of three fictionalized notebooks, with each increasingly darker than the last. Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels.

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My unhappiness stemmed entirely from my own vices, and I had no way of fighting anybody It tells the story of his moral, physical and emotional degradation, and downfall into the shady life of crime, suicides, prostitutes, alcohol and morphine. However, every relationship ends with a steeper fall into depression and drinking.

View all 8 comments. This may annoy some readers. You are commenting using your Twitter account. So many books have been important to me, but this one relates most directly to my art work. His agonizing inability to connect with the mysterious entities that have filled the world and constantly press against him forces him to assume the mask of a “clown” – cheap laughs and comical routines are what he believes appeases the hostility and hatred of humans, who otherwise would tire of his eccentricity and eliminate him from their presence.

This novel, despite being serialized as a work of fiction inis narrated in the first person and contains several elements which betray an autobiographical basis, such as suicide—a recurring theme in the author’s life. I Am a Cat Tuttle Classics.

And I hope you decide to read the book one day. Actress Satomi Ishihara 22 plays one of the several women in his life, and the only one he marries. I turn the last page and the previous luminous scenery metamorphoses into a typical winter day. In the end, incapable of understanding human beings, confused by their selfishness and artificial personalities, he steps into the world and becomes another unauthentic person, begetting the perception of having a jocose and amusing manner in the eyes of people around him.


The weak are dispersed through suicidal suffrage in an impenetrable societal wilderness where child-like simplicity becomes a vice and livelihood becomes a sin punishable by the boisterousness of survival. A big ass ugly building erected in front of your bedroom window.

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I am not in the position to ascertain to which of those personalities Yozo belongs. In consequence, he feels himself “disqualified from being human” a literal translation of the Japanese tit Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Humanthis leading postwar Japanese writer’s second novel, tells the poignant and fascinating story of a young man who is caught between the breakup of the traditions of a northern On aristocratic family and the impact of Western ideas.

No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To ask other readers questions about No Longer Humanplease sign up. I lnoger want to magnify the weight of the cross that some people have to carry around, for the absence of said remedy might be already too harsh a punishment.

Nevertheless, Yozo to me was a lost angel who could not find a path to walk along with the superficiality and convoluted nuances of humankind. Even if I am not forgiven.

Oct 16, Clark rated it it was amazing Shelves: That’s not even the dark part. It was so powerful. How these scientific facts are useless and beat you. Trivia About No Longer Human. More on this story. He’s depicting humans as scary monsters – and where is he? You’re so sensitive—more’s the pity for you.


The individual becomes a society where in order to survive; one must adhere to the means of trickery and amateur dramatics shuffling between the societal chaos and normalization of basic humanity. I have always shook with fright before human beings. What is it with young men in so much Japanese literature? Archived from the original on December 2, They would tell you when your jokes are lame.

Third Notebook Part 2. Booze, sex, women, breaking up, booze, women, booze, suicide attempts, booze, breaking up, booze, women, breaking up, and everybody sucks but especially me, booze, suicide attempts, breaking up, morphine Woo hoo!

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I really enjoyed this book. He could only consider me as the living corpse of a would-be suicide, a person dead to shame, an idiot ghost. Interesting quotes… “The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain. That’s when things get dark. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

This friendship, however, does not last after graduation. I don’t feel anything reading this, and that’s odd considering the topics dealt with. But this thought itself was accompanied by a welling-up of a feeling of comradeship for this fellow-suffered from poverty.