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No longer human / story & art by Junji Ito ; original novel by Osamu Dazai, based on English translation by Donald Keene ; translation & adaptation, Jocelyne Allen ; touch-up art & lettering, James Dashiell.

Itō, Junji, 1963- (author,, artist.). Dazai, Osamu, 1909-1948 Graphic novelization of (work): Ningen shikkaku. English. (Added Author). Keene, Donald, (translator.). Allen, Jocelyne, 1974- (translator,, adaptation.). Dashiell, James, (illustrator,, letterer.).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781974707096
  • ISBN: 1974707091
  • Physical Description: 615 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2019]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Translated from the Japanese.
Translation of Ningen shikkaku vol. 1-3.
Reads from right to left.
"Original Japanese edition published by Shogakukan"--Colophon.
Parental advisory: "[R]ated for adults only. This volume contains mature themes and graphic deptictions"--Colophon.
"No longer human, by Osamu Dazai, translation by Donald Keene, copyright ©1958"--Colophon.
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references (page 615).
Summary, etc.:
"'Mine has been a life of much shame. I can't even guess myself what it must be to live the life of a human being.' Plagued by a maddening anxiety, the terrible disconnect between his own concept of happiness and the joy of the rest of the world, Yozo Oba plays the clown in his dissolute life, holding up a mask for those around him as he spirals ever downward, locked arm in arm with death. Osamu Dazai's immortal, and supposedly autobiographical work of Japanese literature is perfectly adapted here into a manga by Junji Ito. The imagery wrenches open the text of the novel one line at a time to sublimate Yozo's mental landscape into something even more delicate and grotesque. This is the ultimate in art by Ito, proof that nothing can surpass the terror of the human psyche."-- Provided by publisher
Target Audience:
Rated M, for Mature.
Subject: Men > Japan > Comic books, strips, etc.
Anxiety > Comic books, strips, etc.
Japan > Social life and customs > 20th century > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Graphic novel adaptations.
Psychological comics.
Autobiographical comics.

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