Item #25100 The Setting Sun. Osamu Dazai, Donald Keene, trans.

The Setting Sun

Norfolk, CT: New Directions Book, 1956. Very Good. Item #25100

[Norfolk, CT]: New Directions Book, [1956]. First American Edition. Octavo; publisher's brown cloth, upper cover stamped with gilt-lettered Japanese text, spine lettered in English in red and gilt, grey topstain; xviii,189pp. Light shelf wear to cloth extremities, partly-redacted contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper, else a Very Good copy, albeit lacking jacket.

One of the canonical texts of post-World War II literature, first published in the original Japanese in 1947.

Price: $40.00