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Shūsaku Endō (1923–1996)

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Shusaku Endo was born in Tokyo in 1923 and, with his family, converted to Catholicism while he was still a child. Much of his writing centers on the conflict this conversion engendered as he struggled to develop faith in a deity foreign to Japanese culture. His writings also reflect on his vis mere experiences during World War II during the bombings and the subsequent shortage of basic human necessities for the Japanese people. He explores the suffering endured and the inevitable shock wave upon human relationships and the human psyche. Endo graduated from Keio University and then journeyed to France after the war to continue his studies, but was forced to return to Japan because of illness. After a period of convalescence Endo decided on a writing career, publishing his first novel, Shiroihito, in 1955. His novel The Samurai, published in the United States in 1996, is considered one of his finest works. His novel Silence, was made into a major motion picture and premiered in November 2016. Endo's reputation is due in part to his exploration of moral dilemma as it relates to divergent cultures. Endo has won many literary awards. In 1982 he was elected to the Japan Arts Academy. Shusaku Endo died in 1996. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Shūsaku Endō

Tavshed (1966) 3,753 eksemplarer
The Samurai (1980) 799 eksemplarer
Deep River (1993) 609 eksemplarer
A Life of Jesus (1978) 368 eksemplarer
Skandale (1986) 350 eksemplarer
The Sea and Poison (1957) 330 eksemplarer
When I Whistle (1974) 207 eksemplarer
Den meget ærede tåbe (1959) 189 eksemplarer
Stained Glass Elegies (1959) 175 eksemplarer
Volcano (1959) 127 eksemplarer
The Girl I Left Behind (1972) 124 eksemplarer
Foreign Studies (1989) 122 eksemplarer
The Final Martyrs (1985) 109 eksemplarer
Five by Endo (2000) 84 eksemplarer
The Golden Country (1970) 46 eksemplarer
White Man/Yellow Man: Two Novellas (1702) 12 eksemplarer
死海のほとり (新潮文庫) (1973) 7 eksemplarer
大変だァ 4 eksemplarer
Song of Sadness (1977) 4 eksemplarer
悲しみの歌 (1981) 4 eksemplarer
狐狸庵閑話 4 eksemplarer
聖書のなかの女性たち (1972) 4 eksemplarer
Douleurs exquises (1991) 4 eksemplarer
愛情セミナー 3 eksemplarer
生き上手死に上手 (1994) 3 eksemplarer
決戦の時 下 (1991) 3 eksemplarer
女の一生 2部 (1986) 3 eksemplarer
女の一生 キクの場合 1部 (1986) 3 eksemplarer
影法師 (1974) 3 eksemplarer
死について考える (1996) 3 eksemplarer
父親 (1989) 3 eksemplarer
Rio Profundo (Portuguese Edition) (2021) 3 eksemplarer
王の挽歌 下巻 (1996) 3 eksemplarer
母なるもの (1975) 3 eksemplarer
彼の生きかた (1977) 3 eksemplarer
生き上手死に上手 (1991) 3 eksemplarer
真昼の悪魔 (1990) 3 eksemplarer
火山 3 eksemplarer
留学 (新潮文庫) (1968) 3 eksemplarer
夫婦の一日 (1997) 3 eksemplarer
眠れぬ夜に読む本 (1996) 3 eksemplarer
ぐうたら怠談 3 eksemplarer
決戦の時 上 (1991) 3 eksemplarer
鉄の首枷 : 小西行長伝 (1979) 2 eksemplarer
落第坊主の履歴書 (1993) 2 eksemplarer
イエス巡礼 (1995) 2 eksemplarer
埋もれた古城 2 eksemplarer
ぐうたら人間学 (1976) 2 eksemplarer
春は馬車に乗って (1992) 2 eksemplarer
心の夜想曲(ノクターン) (1989) 2 eksemplarer
人間のなかのX 2 eksemplarer
小説身上相談 (1978) 2 eksemplarer
哀歌 (1984) 2 eksemplarer
ユーモア小説集 (1973) 2 eksemplarer
留学 2 eksemplarer
楽天大将 2 eksemplarer
灯のうるむ頃 2 eksemplarer
どっこいショ 2 eksemplarer
第二怪奇小説集 2 eksemplarer
快男児・快男児 2 eksemplarer
怪奇小説集 2 eksemplarer
わが恋う人は 下 (1990) 2 eksemplarer
わが恋う人は 上 (1990) 2 eksemplarer
妖女のごとく (1991) 2 eksemplarer
満潮の時刻 (2002) 2 eksemplarer
悪霊の午後 上 (1986) 2 eksemplarer
ピアノ協奏曲二十一番 (1990) 2 eksemplarer
反逆 下 (1991) 2 eksemplarer
反逆 上 (1991) 2 eksemplarer
父親 下 (1983) 2 eksemplarer
父親 上 (1983) 2 eksemplarer
その夜のコニャック (1991) 2 eksemplarer
宿敵 下 (1987) 2 eksemplarer
宿敵 上 (1987) 2 eksemplarer
最後の殉教者 (1984) 2 eksemplarer
協奏曲 (1979) 2 eksemplarer
王の挽歌 上巻 (1996) 2 eksemplarer
一・二・三! (1973) 2 eksemplarer
悪霊の午後 下 (1986) 2 eksemplarer
変るものと変らぬもの (1993) 2 eksemplarer
冬の優しさ (新潮文庫) (1987) 2 eksemplarer
Vaikus (2016) 2 eksemplarer
私の愛した小説 (1988) 2 eksemplarer
Scandalul (Romanian Edition) (2016) 2 eksemplarer
万華鏡 (1996) 2 eksemplarer
それ行け狐狸庵 (1974) 2 eksemplarer
勇気ある言葉 (1977) 2 eksemplarer
「深い河」をさぐる (1997) 2 eksemplarer
ほんとうの私を求めて (1990) 2 eksemplarer
お茶を飲みながら (1984) 2 eksemplarer
ボクは好奇心のかたまり (1979) 2 eksemplarer
سکوت 1 eksemplar
Σκάνδαλο 1 eksemplar
Samuraj 1 eksemplar
Når jeg fløjter (1974) 1 eksemplar
私のイエス 1 eksemplar
Escândalo 1 eksemplar
Il giapponese di Varsavia (2018) 1 eksemplar
Uma vida de Jesus 1 eksemplar
沈黙 1 eksemplar
反逆 1 eksemplar
心の砂時計 (1992) 1 eksemplar
ぐうたら怠談 1 eksemplar
私にとって神とは (1988) 1 eksemplar
Silence c.6 1 eksemplar
大変だァ 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories (1997) — Bidragyder — 226 eksemplarer
A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Bidragyder — 81 eksemplarer

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122. Silence by Shusaku Endo i Backlisted Book Club (marts 2022)
Group Read, July 2015: Silence i 1001 Books to read before you die (maj 2017)
Group read: Silence by Endo? i Catholic Tradition (januar 2017)
Scandal by Shusaku Endo i Author Theme Reads (december 2012)
Deep River by Shusaku Endo i Author Theme Reads (december 2012)
When I Whistle by Shusaku Endo. i Author Theme Reads (december 2012)
Five by Endo by Shusaku Endo i Author Theme Reads (december 2012)
The Samurai by Shusaku Endo i Author Theme Reads (september 2012)
A Life of Jesus by Shusaku Endo i Author Theme Reads (august 2012)
[Silence] by [[Shusaku Endo]] i Author Theme Reads (august 2012)
The Sea and Poison by Shusaku Endo i Author Theme Reads (marts 2012)
Stained Glass Elegies by Shusaku Endo i Author Theme Reads (januar 2012)
Volcano by Shusaku Endo i Author Theme Reads (januar 2012)

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One of the greatest books ever written. A must read.
 
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Aidan767 | 98 andre anmeldelser | Feb 1, 2024 |
Pretty bleak. Sort of 1984, but set in 17th century Japan, and the main character is a Portuguese priest/missionary.
 
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aleshh | 98 andre anmeldelser | Jan 12, 2024 |
"Endo's graceful life of Christ ranks with Francois Mauriac as one of the great volumes of its kind written in this century" (Harry James Cargas)

"He knows the land. His descriptions of the Judean countryside and the little towns that dot it, and of the incredibly bleak and empty desert, are among the most real and poetic I have ever read." (The Catholic Review)

"Endo is consummate writer who, as a master photographer, brings intense sentimant, character, and movement out of the subtle light and shadows that he focuses around his subject." (Choice)

" Shusaku Endo is considered one of Japan's greatest modern writers. His novel Silence is acknowleged as a masterpiece and has been translated into many languages. The Final Martyrs, published in English just before his death in 1996, reinforces his reputation as a major literary figure. Endo was born in 1923 and concerted to Christianity as a boy. His stories and novels attempt to integrate his religious faith with Japanese culture." (Publisher, back of book)
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staylorlib | 3 andre anmeldelser | Dec 19, 2023 |
Japanese novelist Endo combines a harsh critique of the emptiness in modern lives with a religious vision of spiritual rebirth. (Publishers Weekly)

"This novel is a fascinating study of cultural truths revealed through a rich and varied cast. Endo, one of Japan's leading writers, skillfully depicts the small details of life, investing them with universal significance. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)
 
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