ISBN: 9781935548089, 1935548085
OCLC Number: 742513417
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Osamu Dazai
Translator: Allison Markin Powell
Language: en
Publisher: One Peace Books
Publication Place: New York
Japanese Copyright Year: 1939
English Publication Date: 2011
Notes: Japanese title: Joseito.
Related: Modern Japanese classics
Abstract: The novella that first propelled Dazai into the literary elite of post-war Japan. Essentially the start of Dazai's career, Schoolgirl gained notoriety for its ironic and inventive use of language. Now it illuminates the prevalent social structures of a lost time, as well as the struggle of the individual against them--a theme that occupied Dazai's life both personally and professionally. This new translation preserves the playful language of the original and offers the reader a new window into the mind of one of the greatest Japanese authors of the 20th century.