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 who is considered one of the foremost fiction writers of 20th-century. 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 1,224,775 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Osamu Dazai is the 421st most popular writer (up from 427th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Japan and the 9th most popular Japanese Writer.

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

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  • 43

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  • 4.56

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Notable Works

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Osamu Dazai ranks 421 out of 5,794Before him are Sergei Yesenin, Julio Cortázar, Traudl Junge, Thomas Wolfe, Thomas Bernhard, and André Maurois. After him are G. K. Chesterton, William Makepeace Thackeray, Phaedrus, Lactantius, Fausto Cercignani, and Mika Waltari.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1909, Osamu Dazai ranks 11Before him are Francis Bacon, Andrei Gromyko, Stepan Bandera, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Kwame Nkrumah, and U Thant. After him are Elia Kazan, Errol Flynn, Li Xiannian, Benny Goodman, Isaiah Berlin, and Mohammed V of Morocco. Among people deceased in 1948, Osamu Dazai ranks 12Before him are Franz Lehár, Antonin Artaud, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Walther von Brauchitsch, Andrei Zhdanov, and Folke Bernadotte. After him are Johannes Blaskowitz, Karl Brandt, Babe Ruth, Nikolai Berdyaev, Ruth Benedict, and Kurt Schwitters.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Osamu Dazai ranks 45 out of 5,560Before him are Hiroo Onoda (1922), Takeda Shingen (1521), Yoshinori Ohsumi (1945), Soichiro Honda (1906), Chūichi Nagumo (1887), and Yayoi Kusama (1929). After him are Sei Shōnagon (966), Tadao Ando (1941), Yasujirō Ozu (1903), Emperor Kōmei (1831), Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147), and Itō Hirobumi (1841).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Osamu Dazai ranks 9Before him are Haruki Murakami (1949), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Yukio Mishima (1925), Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892). After him are Sei Shōnagon (966), Natsume Sōseki (1867), Kazuo Ishiguro (1954), Kōbō Abe (1924), Masaru Emoto (1943), and Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (1886).