The Setting Sun (Paperback)

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The Setting Sun is a Japanese novel by Osamu Dazai. It was published in 1947 and is set in Japan after World War II. Principal characters are Kazuko, her brother Naoji, and their elderly mother. The story shows a family in decline and crisis, like many other families during this period of transition between traditional Japan and a more advanced, industrial society. Many families needed to leave their old lives behind and start anew. Throughout the story, mostly through the character Naoji, the author brings up a number of social and philosophical problems of that time period.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781784350833
ISBN-10: 1784350834
Publisher: Jiahu Books
Publication Date: April 19th, 2014
Pages: 158
Language: Japanese