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3.5 

The Flowers of Buffoonery

By Osamu Dazai & Sam Bett
The Flowers of Buffoonery by Osamu Dazai & Sam Bett digital book - Fable

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What I despise about Dazai is that he exposes precisely those things in myself that I most want to hide.

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3.5
Slightly Smiling Face“Definitely a very happy sequel to a very sad book. I think it was a sweet story to read, definitely more feel good than No Longer Human; however, despite the lack of consequence being realistic given the protagonist’s situation, it took me out of it a little and made it harder to believe the situation.”
Characters change and growLikable charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to read
Easy to readFast-pacedRealistic settingDarkUnsatisfying plot
“*4.5 stars”

About Osamu Dazai

Osamu Dazai was born in 1909 into a powerful landowning family of northern Japan. A brilliant student, he entered the French department of Tokyo University in 1930, but later boasted that in the five years before he left without a degree, he had never attended a lecture. Dazai was famous for confronting head-on the social and moral crises of postwar Japan before he committed suicide by throwing himself into Tokyo’s Tamagawa Aqueduct. His body was found on what would have been his 39th birthday.

Sam Bett

Sam Bett is a fiction writer and Japanese translator whose credits include Star by Yukio Mishima. Working with David Boyd, he co-translated the Mieko Kawakami novels Heaven, shortlisted for the International Booker Prize; All the Lovers in the Night, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction; and Breasts and Eggs.

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