No Longer Human

  • by Osamu Dazai
  • Narrated by David Shih
  • 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life, even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. Oba Yozo's attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a "clown" to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness.

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What the Critics Say

"The novel has a timeless quality: The struggle of the individual to fit into a normalizing society remains just as relevant today as it was at the time of writing." (The Japan Times)

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Disqualified as a Human Being

i am surprised and glad an audiobook was produced of No Longer Human in English in 2016. i for more japanese literature of this period is produced at such a high quality.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-12-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio