Dazai Osamu was born in 1909 in Tsugaru, Aomori prefecture. After publishing a series of masterpieces, the
self professedself-professed " Godgod of lies" ,and "master of the funerybuffoonery," killed himself at the age of 5939.
Villon's Wife was published two years before his death.
HisIts protignistprotagonist doesis the resilient 26-year-old Sachi. She supports her husband and believes he'shis apoetic genius. But her husband Otani lives a bit porcheddebauched life ,full of alcholicalcohol and women. One day, when a pub owner demands repayment of deptsdebts, Otani pulls a knife and runs away. In order to pay back her husband's deptsdebts, Sachi devotes herself to work at the pub. Sachi understands her husband's weakness and accepts him just as he is.
In one of his leading works, Dazai reveals his own
misserymisery through the tale of a couple's pithicalpitiful love.
"But for God's sake he pulled a knife on us! 'I'll stab you' he said. Can you believe that?"