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ろまん燈籠 (Roman Dourou)

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"Roman Dourou" by Osamu Dazai is a beautifully written novel that explores the complex themes of loneliness, love, and self-destructive behavior. The protagonist, Yozo, is a troubled young man who struggles to find his place in the world and frequently turns to alcohol and reckless behavior to cope with his feelings of isolation.

Dazai's prose is haunting and poignant, drawing the reader into Yozo's inner turmoil and inner world. The novel is filled with vivid imagery and rich character development, making Yozo a compelling and sympathetic protagonist despite his flaws.

The exploration of mental health issues and the consequences of societal expectations on individuals is particularly well done in this novel, and Dazai handles these sensitive topics with sensitivity and insight. Overall, "Roman Dourou" is a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant read that will stay with readers long after they have turned the final page.

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On new year's day 5 brothers & sisters write a story similar to Grimm Brothers' Rapunzel.

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