WRITER

Osamu Dazai

1909 - 1948

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Osamu Dazai (太宰 治, Dazai Osamu, June 19, 1909 – June 13, 1948) was a Japanese author. A number of his most popular works, such as The Setting Sun (Shayō) and No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku), are considered modern-day classics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Osamu Dazai has received more than 1,856,980 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Osamu Dazai is the 197th most popular writer (up from 421st in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Japan (up from 45th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Writer.

Osamu Dazai is most famous for his novel "No Longer Human."

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  • 1.9M

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  • 72.46

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  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Osamu Dazai ranks 197 out of 5,755Before him are Snorri Sturluson, Terence, Karen Blixen, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Tristan Tzara, and Ian Fleming. After him are Emily Dickinson, Imre Kertész, Yasunari Kawabata, Herman Melville, Taras Shevchenko, and Isaac Bashevis Singer.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1909, Osamu Dazai ranks 3Before him are Stepan Bandera and Eugène Ionesco. After him are Juliana of the Netherlands, Peter Drucker, Simone Weil, Andrei Gromyko, Mohammed Daoud Khan, Francis Bacon, Victor Borge, Nicholas Winton, and U Thant. Among people deceased in 1948, Osamu Dazai ranks 4Before him are Mahatma Gandhi, Sergei Eisenstein, and Mileva Marić. After him are Hideki Tojo, Edvard Beneš, Franz Lehár, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Antonin Artaud, Andrei Zhdanov, Walther von Brauchitsch, and Karl Brandt.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Osamu Dazai ranks 19 out of 6,048Before him are Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Naruhito (1960), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), and Emperor Taishō (1879). After him are Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Yoko Ono (1933), Hideki Tojo (1884), Sasaki Kojirō (1583), and Olivia de Havilland (1916).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Osamu Dazai ranks 6Before him are Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Yukio Mishima (1925), Matsuo Bashō (1644), Haruki Murakami (1949), and Murasaki Shikibu (973). After him are Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), Sei Shōnagon (966), Natsume Sōseki (1867), and Kazuo Ishiguro (1954).