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Ripe Mangoes reviews 'A Shameful Life' by Osamu Dazai

Michael Palmer - Thursday, September 26, 2019

Ripe Mangoes, a blog that highlights great manga, comics and other works from Japan has reviewed A Shameful Life, the new translation of Osamu Dazai's classic, Ningen shikkaku.  Read More


'A Shameful Life' reviewed by Japan Visitor

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, September 04, 2019

"Listed by some as the second-best selling novel of all-time in Japan, behind only Natsume Soseki's Kokoro." Read More


'A Shameful Life' by Osamu Dazai reviewed by the Asian Review of Books

Michael Palmer - Monday, February 25, 2019

John Darwin Van Fleet goes into extensive detail in his Asian Review of Books review for the new Mark Gibeau translation of the Osamu Dazai classic, A Shameful Life: Ningen shikkaku  Read More


'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


'A Shameful Life' reviewed by The Complete Review

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 26, 2018

A Shameful Life: Bingen 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


'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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