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So, welcome to the first paragraph of Dazai's Suisen... "Daffodil."
Now, in this part of the lesson I won't really deal at all with the Japanese, I'll just tell you
in English what this paragraph is about and what subsequent paragraphs are about. So, in this
first part of the lesson what we'll do is I'll just describe to you what Dazai
is talking about in the story.
So, I won't mess with any Japanese or anything like that... it'll just be
what each paragraph is about in English. No Japanese right now. So, relax.
(In) the first paragraph, Dazai introduces us to what he's going to be talking about... right?
So, he says, this title... he tells us... rather, the title of a novel that he's read.
He says: "I've read this book