WRITER

Osamu Dazai

1909 - 1948

Osamu Dazai

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 Japan. A number of his most popular works, such as The Setting Sun (Shayō) and No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku), are considered modern-day classics in Japan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Osamu Dazai has received more than 920,805 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 430th most popular writer.

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  • 920k

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  • 66.79

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  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.08

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Osamu Dazai ranks 427 out of 4,883Before him are André Maurois, Statius, Alfred de Musset, Yunus Emre, Carl Spitteler, and Dionysius of Halicarnassus. After him are Alvin Toffler, Julio Cortázar, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Tennessee Williams, Wu Cheng'en, and Tom Clancy.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1909, Osamu Dazai ranks 13Before him are Peter Drucker, Rita Levi-Montalcini, U Thant, Kwame Nkrumah, Elia Kazan, and Mohammed V of Morocco. After him are Victor Borge, Nicholas Winton, Isaiah Berlin, Benny Goodman, Ernst Gombrich, and Fred Perry. Among people deceased in 1948, Osamu Dazai ranks 10Before him are Franz Lehár, Edvard Beneš, Hideki Tojo, Antonin Artaud, Walther von Brauchitsch, and Ferdinand I of Bulgaria. After him are Andrei Zhdanov, Folke Bernadotte, Karl Brandt, Johannes Blaskowitz, Nikolai Berdyaev, and Jan Masaryk.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Osamu Dazai ranks 45 out of 3,113Before him are Hiroshige (1797), Yayoi Kusama (1929), Yoshinori Ohsumi (1945), Date Masamune (1567), Emperor Kōmei (1831), and Soichiro Honda (1906). After him are Sadako Sasaki (1943), Emperor Ninkō (1800), Itō Hirobumi (1841), Hiroo Onoda (1922), Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147), and Uesugi Kenshin (1530).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Osamu Dazai ranks 9Before him are Murasaki Shikibu (973), Haruki Murakami (1949), Yukio Mishima (1925), Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892). After him are Natsume Sōseki (1867), Kazuo Ishiguro (1954), Sei Shōnagon (966), Kōbō Abe (1924), Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (1886), and Zeami Motokiyo (1363).

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