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Shūsaku Endō (1923–1996)

Autor(a) de Silence

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

Obras por Shūsaku Endō

Silence (1966) 3,649 exemplares
The Samurai (1980) 781 exemplares
Deep River (1993) 595 exemplares
A Life of Jesus (1978) 355 exemplares
Scandal (1986) 340 exemplares
The Sea and Poison (1957) 325 exemplares
When I Whistle (1974) 202 exemplares
Wonderful Fool (1959) 186 exemplares
Stained Glass Elegies (1959) 171 exemplares
Volcano (1959) 126 exemplares
The Girl I Left Behind (1972) 124 exemplares
Foreign Studies (1989) 118 exemplares
The Final Martyrs (1985) 107 exemplares
Five by Endo (2000) 82 exemplares
The Golden Country (1970) 45 exemplares
大変だァ 4 exemplares
悲しみの歌 (1981) 4 exemplares
狐狸庵閑話 4 exemplares
Song of Sadness (1977) 4 exemplares
聖書のなかの女性たち (1972) 4 exemplares
Douleurs exquises (1991) 4 exemplares
眠れぬ夜に読む本 (1996) 3 exemplares
彼の生きかた (1977) 3 exemplares
決戦の時 上 (1991) 3 exemplares
決戦の時 下 (1991) 3 exemplares
留学 (新潮文庫) (1968) 3 exemplares
ぐうたら怠談 3 exemplares
父親 (1989) 3 exemplares
夫婦の一日 (1997) 3 exemplares
女の一生 2部 (1986) 3 exemplares
沈黙 (1966) 3 exemplares
母なるもの (1975) 3 exemplares
王の挽歌 下巻 (1996) 3 exemplares
真昼の悪魔 (1990) 3 exemplares
影法師 (1974) 3 exemplares
愛情セミナー 3 exemplares
死について考える (1996) 3 exemplares
生き上手死に上手 (1991) 3 exemplares
生き上手死に上手 (1994) 3 exemplares
火山 3 exemplares
悪霊の午後 上 (1986) 2 exemplares
王の挽歌 上巻 (1996) 2 exemplares
鉄の首枷 : 小西行長伝 (1979) 2 exemplares
一・二・三! (1973) 2 exemplares
悪霊の午後 下 (1986) 2 exemplares
ぐうたら人間学 (1976) 2 exemplares
イエス巡礼 (1995) 2 exemplares
哀歌 (1984) 2 exemplares
人間のなかのX 2 exemplares
埋もれた古城 2 exemplares
最後の殉教者 (1984) 2 exemplares
協奏曲 (1979) 2 exemplares
わが恋う人は 上 (1990) 2 exemplares
留学 2 exemplares
楽天大将 2 exemplares
灯のうるむ頃 2 exemplares
どっこいショ 2 exemplares
第二怪奇小説集 2 exemplares
快男児・快男児 2 exemplares
怪奇小説集 2 exemplares
わが恋う人は 下 (1990) 2 exemplares
妖女のごとく (1991) 2 exemplares
春は馬車に乗って (1992) 2 exemplares
ユーモア小説集 (1973) 2 exemplares
満潮の時刻 (2002) 2 exemplares
ピアノ協奏曲二十一番 (1990) 2 exemplares
反逆 下 (1991) 2 exemplares
反逆 上 (1991) 2 exemplares
父親 下 (1983) 2 exemplares
父親 上 (1983) 2 exemplares
その夜のコニャック (1991) 2 exemplares
小説身上相談 (1978) 2 exemplares
宿敵 下 (1987) 2 exemplares
宿敵 上 (1987) 2 exemplares
変るものと変らぬもの (1993) 2 exemplares
落第坊主の履歴書 (1993) 2 exemplares
それ行け狐狸庵 (1974) 2 exemplares
Vaikus (2016) 2 exemplares
Scandalul (Romanian Edition) (2016) 2 exemplares
冬の優しさ (新潮文庫) (1987) 2 exemplares
万華鏡 (1996) 2 exemplares
勇気ある言葉 (1977) 2 exemplares
「深い河」をさぐる (1997) 2 exemplares
私の愛した小説 (1988) 2 exemplares
お茶を飲みながら (1984) 2 exemplares
ほんとうの私を求めて (1990) 2 exemplares
Escândalo 1 exemplar
Uma vida de Jesus 1 exemplar
سکوت 1 exemplar
Σκάνδαλο 1 exemplar
私のイエス 1 exemplar
Når jeg fløjter (1974) 1 exemplar
沈黙 1 exemplar
Il giapponese di Varsavia (2018) 1 exemplar
心の砂時計 (1992) 1 exemplar
ぐうたら怠談 1 exemplar
反逆 1 exemplar
大変だァ 1 exemplar
Samuraj 1 exemplar
私にとって神とは (1988) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 225 exemplares
A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



122. Silence by Shusaku Endo em Backlisted Book Club (Março 2022)
Group Read, July 2015: Silence em 1001 Books to read before you die (Maio 2017)
Group read: Silence by Endo? em Catholic Tradition (Janeiro 2017)
Scandal by Shusaku Endo em Author Theme Reads (Dezembro 2012)
Deep River by Shusaku Endo em Author Theme Reads (Dezembro 2012)
When I Whistle by Shusaku Endo. em Author Theme Reads (Dezembro 2012)
Five by Endo by Shusaku Endo em Author Theme Reads (Dezembro 2012)
The Samurai by Shusaku Endo em Author Theme Reads (Setembro 2012)
A Life of Jesus by Shusaku Endo em Author Theme Reads (Agosto 2012)
[Silence] by [[Shusaku Endo]] em Author Theme Reads (Agosto 2012)
The Sea and Poison by Shusaku Endo em Author Theme Reads (Março 2012)
Stained Glass Elegies by Shusaku Endo em Author Theme Reads (Janeiro 2012)
Volcano by Shusaku Endo em Author Theme Reads (Janeiro 2012)


Compliment sandwich review.

The good. Endō is exceptionally skilled in his simplicity as a writer. The chapters move quickly. The characters are well fleshed out. The dialogue works. And he can tell an ensemble story with remarkable clarity and the ability to cross cut between scenarios well.

The bad. Boy howdy does he lay on the Christian symbolism in a thick way. It was like watching a bad Christian movie like Left Behind at times. The arguments about faith can be silly. The villains are cartoonish. And the book stops rather than end.

The good. While I know he considered himself a Catholic this book has a different theological approach. It reads a the practical application of Universalist Unitarian thought as he shows a firm middle ground in the understanding of a life's journey from Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, and agnostic beliefs. I could see this being read in a church group and appreciated on that level.

Still, it's wonderfully well written, can be read quickly, and got a nice shoutout in the tv show Lost as one of the characters was reading it in the final season. Recommended.
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JuntaKinte1968 | 21 outras críticas | Dec 6, 2023 |
While being myself a Christian, I am always afraid that books written by Christian authors turn out to be 'preachy' or pretend that if you only believe in God everything will turn out fine. I therefore rather avoid Christian books. This book, however, is something else entirely. It has sharp edges, very disturbing scenes, ask difficult questions and has the courage not to answer them. The characters Endo creates are superb and real. I am very glad the great Martin Scorsece is making a movie about this, so more people can discover this masterpiece.… (mais)
Twisk | 96 outras críticas | Oct 2, 2023 |
Who else but Endo is credited with the notion of, "an ordeal such that, please note, the ethical is the temptation."—Silence (and Trembling) (1966). Given he is writing over a century after this combination of words has appeared on paper somewhere, we are not shocked by the nature of the final temptation, though perhaps bemused that our protagonists are unprepared to exegete around it.

The close reader will apprehend that the absence of a language barrier is due to the fact that, by their due diligence in preparation for this journey, our priests have watched a lot of anime on videocassette.… (mais)
Joe.Olipo | 96 outras críticas | Sep 19, 2023 |
Catholic novel on 17th c priest
SrMaryLea | 96 outras críticas | Aug 22, 2023 |



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William Johnston Preface, Translator
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Yuko Shimizu Cover artist
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Keith Cunningham Cover designer
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