Osamu Dazai

Osamu Dazai (1909-48) is generally known for representing the dark years immediately following WWII. Shortly after finishing two of his greatest works, The Setting Sun and No Longer Human, he succeeded in his third attempt at suicide. Ralph F. McCarthy is a writer, lyricist, and translator from Michigan and California. Among his translations are another collection of stories by Osamu Dazai, Self Portraits, and 69 by Ryu Murakami