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Osamu Dazai
Dazai Osamu
Dazai Osamu
Born Shūji Tsushima
(1909-06-19)June 19, 1909
Kanagi, Aomori, Japan
Died June 13, 1948(1948-06-13) (aged 38)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Novelist, Short Story Writer
Genre Contemporary
Literary movement I Novel, Buraiha

Osamu Dazai (June 19, 1909 – June 13, 1948), was a Japanese author. Dazai was born Tsushima Shūji in Aomori, northeastern Japan. He is best known for his novels The Setting Sun (1947) and No Longer Human (1948). Dazai wrote a number of novels about the meaning of life based on his own private life. Dazai remains the most popular author among Japanese college students.

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