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'A Shameful Life' by Osamu Dazai reviewed by The Japan Society UK Review

Michael Palmer - Thursday, January 24, 2019

"Ningen Shikkaku (translated as ‘A Shameful Life’) still persists as one of the most widely read and critically acclaimed novels in Japan. Ningen Shikkaku has been previously translated into English by Donald Keene (under the title of No Longer Human), but Mark Gibeau’s latest translation certainly provides a refreshing and interesting reconstruction of this Japanese classic."

Thanks to the Japan Society UK and George Mullins for their splendid review of A Shameful Life: Ningen shikkaku, Mark Gibeau's new translation of the Osamu Dazai classic. If you haven't purchased a copy yet you can do so here:

A Shameful Life: Ningen shikkaku

George Mullins goes on to say that A Shameful Life is "a refreshing and interesting reconstruction of this Japanese classic... 70 years on, Gibeau’s translation shows that this captivating novel is still as relevant and powerful as it was on the day of its initial release."

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