Book Review: Exploring the Lifelong Impact of Trauma


When I reached the middle of Osamu Dazai’s novel ‘No Longer Human,’ I was struck by how much influence a person’s childhood can have on their identity as an adult. Yozo Oba, the protagonist, demonstrates that.   From a young age, the author depicts Yozo as suffering from depression, a direct consequence of the sexual abuse […]

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