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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." Read More


Rightstuf dives into 'A Shameful Life', the new translation of Osamu Dazai's Ningen shikkaku

Michael Palmer - Monday, December 17, 2018

Thanks to Quinn at Rightstuf Anime for reviewing A Shameful Life, Mark Gibeau's new translation of the classic by Osamu Dazai. As a recurring character in the anime Bungo Stray Dogs, learn more about who this mysterious character is by reading his last and most famous work.  Read More


'A Shameful Life' reviewed by The Complete Review

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 26, 2018

A Shameful Life: Ningen shikkaku, the new translation of the Osamu Dazai classic translated by Mark Gibeau has been reviewed by The Complete Review.  Read More


"The Japan Times" review 'A Shameful Life'

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 12, 2018

A journey to hell with Osamu Dazai, Japan’s ultimate bad boy novelist. Damian Flanagan dives into the new translation by Mark Gibeau of this classic by Osamu Dazai, A Shameful Life: Ningen Shikkaku  Read More


UCLA Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, Michael Emmerich on 'A Shameful Life'

Michael Palmer - Thursday, September 06, 2018

We are happy to share Michael Emmerich, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature at UCLA and translator of Yasunari Kawabata's Dandelions has provided his thoughts on A Shameful Life  Read More


'A Shameful Life' wins William F. Sibley Memorial Subvention Award for Japanese Translation

Michael Palmer - Monday, July 16, 2018

Although we haven't officially announced its publication, A Shameful Life: Ningen Shikkaku, a new translation of the classic by Osamu Dazai has already won a translation award!  Read More


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