Osamu Dazai, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Osamu Dazai

Japanese author

Date of Birth: 19-Jun-1909

Place of Birth: Goshogawara, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 13-Jun-1948

Profession: writer, novelist

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Osamu Dazai

  • Osamu Dazai (?? ?, Dazai Osamu, June 19, 1909 – June 13, 1948) was a Japanese author who is considered one of the foremost fiction writers of 20th-century Japan.
  • A number of his most popular works, such as The Setting Sun (Shayo) and No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku), are considered modern-day classics in Japan.
  • With a semi-autobiographical style and transparency into his personal life, Dazai's stories have intrigued the minds of many readers. His influences include Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Murasaki Shikibu and Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
  • While Dazai continues to be widely celebrated in Japan, he remains relatively unknown elsewhere with only a handful of his works available in English.

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