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A new translation of one of the greatest works of postwar Japanese literature, acutely capturing modern anxiety and alienation
Una historia tan mágica como fabulosa, tan lúcida como pertinente, que sin duda influenció en cierta manera La vida es bella de Roberto Benigni. Tokyo, 1945. Mientras las bombas caen sobre la ciudad, un padre lee en voz alta un libro de cuentos para sus hijos, mientras adereza las historias con todo tipo de fantasías surgidas de su imaginación; fantasías más cercanas a la realidad de lo que están viviendo y a la naturaleza humana.Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano.Osamu Dazai es un autor nacido en Aomori en 1909. De familia acomodada, pronto abandona sus estudios y los oropeles familiares y se entrega a una vida de excesos y de adicción a la literatura en Tokyo. Publica algunos de los cuentos más afamados de las letras japonesas de posguerra y consigue labrarse un nombre en el olimpo literario de su país, donde se lo considera un autor imprescindible.
Mas alla de su fama de enfant terrible y de su marcada inclinacion por el suicidio, Osamu Dazai (1909-1948) es sin ninguna duda uno de los maximos exponentes de la moderna literatura japonesa. A contracorriente siempre de las normas preestablecidas en una sociedad tan rigida y conservadora como la japonesa, Dazai se convirtio, a pesar de su origen aristocratico, en un autentico paria. Su existencia estuvo signada por la verguenza, la perplejidad, el tormento y la ansiedad, lo que, paradojicamente, lo ha convertido en un perdurable icono de la rebeldia para muchas generaciones de jovenes japoneses. Comparte con su maestro, el genial Ryunosuke Akutagawa, la predileccin por las formas breves y unas magnficas dotes como cuentista. Se estima que escribi alrededor de doscientos relatos, muchos de ellos magnficos, como los que, traducidos directamente del japons, ofrecemos en la presente antologa. Osamu Dazai experimenta, con maestra, las ms variadas tcnicas narrativas, muchas de ellas deudoras de la literatura occidental, pero de sus cuentos perduran sobre todo su personal aliento potico y la crudeza de su temtica existencial, arraigada en lo ms profundo de la tradicin japonesa. El humor como elemento liberador, la compasin en los momentos lmites, los sueos e inseguridades de los adolescentes, la resignacin y el apego a la vida, las crueles secuelas de la guerra o los conflictos de una sociedad en crisis estn presentes en estos ocho magnficos relatos que, a menudo protagonizados por el propio Dazai, demuestran un profundo conocimiento de la condicin humana.
No Longer Human (1948, Ningen Shikkaku / A Shameful Life/ Confessions of a Faulty Man) was an attack on the traditions of Japan, capturing the postwar crisis of Japanese cultural identity. Framed by an epilogue and prologue, the story is told in the form three notebooks left by ba Yz, whose calm exterior hides his tormented soul. Osamu DAZAI 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 Shay (The Setting Sun) and Ningen Shikkaku (No Longer Human), are considered modern-day classics in Japan. Japanese novelist and a master storyteller, who became at the end of World War II the literary voice and literary hero of his generation. Dazai's life ended in double-suicide with his married mistress. In many books Dazai used biographical material from his own family background, and made his self-destructive life the subject of his books.
Box of Pandora (Selected) / Dazai Osamu selected Works by Dazai Osamu collects Box of Pandora and Raymond's wife. Box of Pandora revealed the author's depression from his heart, consistent confusion for the future and thinking of life and death. Compared with the cold style of Human Disqualification, the style of Box of Pandorawas warm, lively and playful, showing clear and bright luster and hope for future everywhere. Raymond's wife was the author's short story collection and the article with the same name in the book was famous work of Dazai Osamu. Raymond's wife was metaphor of the wife of a dissolute man. When her husband was bibulosity, in debt, ran away with a woman and finally threw himself into the water, a woman had to maintain the family, went out to serve as a maid to pay off the debt for her husband. In 2009, the movie Raymond's wife with the same name as the book, directed by Kichitaro Negishi and performed by Matsu Takaiko and Tadanobu Asano, won the best director award at the 33rd World Film Festival in Montreal, Canada.
This book contained all kinds of experiences and inner confusion struggle in the author's short life. Even time passed by and life changed, the deepest despair was still from the confusion of the heart and such confusion and hesitation almost went through the youth of Dazai Osamu and everyone of us. So Human Disqualification was a cruel and eternal youth literature. But, after the lost soul had been broken, some people chose to continue living in the hustle and bustle while Dazai left poetically. From his works, you can read the hesitation and desperation to see the cowardly self desiring achievement in our hearts.
Human Disqualification (Selected) / Dazai Osamu Selected Works is an influential novel by famous Japanese novelist Dazai Osamu. Published in 1948, the book was an autobiographical novel. The slender autobiography revealed swan song of the unique decadence and destruction.
Crackling Mountain and Other Stories features eleven outstanding works by Osama Dazai, widely regarded as one of the 20th century Japan's most gifted writers.Dazai experimented with a wide variety of short story styles and brought to each a sophisticated sense of humor, a broad empathy for the human condition, and a tremendous literary talent.The eleven stories in this collection of Japanese literature present the most fully rounded portrait available of a tragic, multifaceted genius of modern Japanese letters.
The Tragedy of Hamlet is the consummate tale of an introspective melancholic struggling to come to terms with the world he lives in; it is no surprise, then, that artists like Goethe and Coleridge have identified with this tortured character over the centuries. As one of Japan's most famous and troubled writers, Osamu Dazai, too, offered his own interpretation of Hamlet in his book Shin-Hamlet, or "e;A New Hamlet."e; This book was published in 1941 during Dazai's middle period and it marks a significant development in the career of the writer as he worked toward lengthier works that culminated in his classics Shayo ("e;The Setting Sun,"e; 1947) and Ningen Shikkaku ("e;No Longer Human,"e; 1948). It is a significant work that has never been published in English before. Dazai's Hamlet is a passive character in a whirlwind of schemers. It is clear that, in typical autobiographical fashion, Dazai is writing about himself in this book. There are allusions to his troubled university days (when he failed to graduate) his difficult relations with women (Gertrude and Ophelia are both strong, manipulative characters in this work, while the men are weak and indecisive) and his own distressed psyche (he committed suicide in 1948). The strong theme of adult hypocrisy brings to mind a bildungsroman more than a tragedy. It is also significant to note that this book was completed in 1941, right around the time the Pacific War began. The conflict between Denmark and Norway in A New Hamlet is reminiscent of the outbreak of war between Japan and America. Dazai was never outwardly critical of militaristic Japan, but this work could be interpreted as a commentary on the government's corruption. In addition, the character of Polonius, who ambivalently is both the supporter of young idealists and the right-hand man of an oppressive leader, reminds one of the publishers that had to comply with stringent censorship laws at the time. One wonders if Dazai is writing about the editors or critics he would have dealt with. All in all, there are many facets to this work that give it a particular enjoyment that is distinct from Shakespeare's "e;Hamlet."e; Dazai's work is incredibly humorous despite the darkness of his themes, and keeps the reader reading all the way to the end.