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Endō, Shūsaku 1923-1996

Overview
Works: 889 works in 3,189 publications in 25 languages and 26,498 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Religious fiction  Biography  Drama  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PL849.N4, 895.635
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Most widely held works about Shūsaku Endō
 
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Silence by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

162 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustained by dreams of glorious martyrdom, a seventeenth-century Portuguese missionary in Japan ministers to the outlawed Christians until Japanese authorities capture him and force him to watch the torture of his followers, promising to stop if he will renounce Christ
The samurai : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

93 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 17th Century, a Japanese trade delegation travels to Mexico accompanied by Father Velasco, a Franciscan missionary acting as interpreter. On the way he converts them, using the argument that this will assure the success of their mission. It doesn't and on their return to Japan they are persecuted for their new faith
Deep river by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

51 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In India, four Japanese tourists converge on the River Ganges in search of absolution. The novel probes their consciences, from Isobe, grieving the death of the wife he ignored in life, to Kugachi, haunted by wartime memories of a man who saved his life by eating human flesh, then drank himself to death to forget. An analysis of the importance of religion
Wonderful fool : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

84 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaston Bonaparte, a young Frenchman, visits Tokyo to stay with his pen-pal Takamori. His appearance is a bitter disappointment to his new friends and his behavior causes them acute embarrassment. He is a trusting person with a simple love for others, and he continues to trust even after they have demonstrated deceit and betrayal. He spends his time not sightseeing but making friends with street children, stray dogs, prostitutes, and gangsters. This novel charts his misadventures with sharp irony, satire, and objectivity
The sea and poison : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

94 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Suguru, a competent physician, serves his internship during the war in a hospital where senior staff are more interested in career-building than in healing
A life of Jesus by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

42 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Christ
Scandal : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qui est cet homme qui ressemble trait pour trait au romancier célèbre Suguro et qui se fait passer pour lui dans les peep-show de Shinjuku ? Suguro entreprend une enquête pour s'apercevoir que ce jumeau pervers n'est rien moins qu'une part de lui-même
When I whistle : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

48 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A jaded businessman has a chance encounter with the doctor son of his best friend at school, Ozu, and memories are stirred of a former love interest of Ozu's, Aiko. The son of his friend proves to be contemptuous of the outmoded values of his father's world and ruthless in pursuit of success at his hospital. The story reaches a terrible climax when Aiko, now a middle-aged cancer-sufferer, is admitted to the hospital and Ozu leads the way in experimenting on her with dangerous drugs"--Amazon.com
Volcano : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

32 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men - one a Japanese volcanologist, the other an unfrocked Catholic priest - both become obsessed with Akadake, a quiescent volcano either in its death throes or taking on renewed life
The girl I left behind by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

44 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man who caused a girl to fall in love with him by playing up his deformity, then seduced and abandoned her, is haunted by her memory. A study of the workings of conscience. By a Japanese Catholic writer, author of Silence
The golden country; a play by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

19 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The events described in this exciting and provocative three-act play, a companion piece to Endo's highly acclaimed novel Silence, take place in 1633, nearly a hundred years after Christianity was introduced into Japan. By this time, Japanese Christians were being cruelly persecuted by the government; every Christian searched out was made to apostatize or suffer a slow, agonizing death. The central character of The Golden Country is Father Christopher Ferreira, a Portuguese Jesuit missionary. Given shelter by a Christian farming community, everyone looks to him for help, including one of his ch
Song of sadness by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in Japanese and English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endō Shūsaku bungaku zenshū by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

44 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign studies by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drie verhalen over het totale isolement dat het lot kan zijn van Japanners die naar het Westen komen
Kiku's prayer : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endo Shusaku was a renowned twentieth-century Japanese author who wrote from the unusual perspective of being both Japanese and Catholic. His work is often compared to that of Graham Greene, who himself considered Endo one of the century's finest writers. A historical novel set in the turbulent period between the fall of the shogunate and the Meiji Restoration, Kiku's Prayer embodies themes central to Endo's work, including religion, modernization, and the endurance of the human spirit. In Japan, the book is considered one of his late masterpieces and has never before been translated into
White Man, Yellow Man : two novellas by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

35 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The question of whether Japanese and Christian sensibilities are ultimately irreconcilable was an ongoing theme for Endo. Likewise, as he would continue to do in later works, Endo thoughtfully, forcefully explores religious concepts such as sin, redemption, and resurrection." -- Back cover
The final martyrs by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven stories by a cosmopolitan Japanese writer. The title story is on the persecution of Christians in Japan; Japanese in Warsaw is on pimping for tourists; Adieu, set in France, is on old age; and Shadows is a young man's cry from the heart when his role model, a Spanish priest, abandons the church for a woman. By the author of The Golden Country
Chichioya by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grüne Früchte : Erzählung by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shikai no hotori by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in Japanese and Korean and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near the Dead Sea
 
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Alternative Names
End-o Sh-usaku 1923-1996

Endo, Schusaku 1923-1996

Endo, Shusako 1923-1996

Endō, Shūsaku

Endō Shūsaku 1923-1996

Endō Shūsaku japanischer Schriftsteller

Ėndo, Si︠u︡saku

Endo, Šjusaku

Endo, Sjusaku 1923-1996

End Sszaku

Endoo Ŝuusaku

Endou, Shuusaku 1923-1996

Korian Sennin

Sh-usaku, End-o 1923-1996

Shusako Endo.

Shūsaku, Endō

Shusaku, Endo 1923-

Shūsaku, Endō 1923-1996

Shusaku Endo author from Japan

Shūsaku Endō crivain japonais

Shusaku Endo Japans schrijver

Shūsaku Endō pisarz japoński

Shūsaku Endo scrittore giapponese

Šsaku End

Syusakus Endo

Yan-tʻeng, Chou-tso 1923-1996

Yuanteng, Zhouzuo 1923-1996

Эндо, Сюсаку

Эндо, Сюсаку 1923-1996

Эндо, Сюсаку японский писатель

אנדו, שוסאקו 1923-1996

اندو، شوساكو، 1923-

شوساكو إندو

شوساكو إندو، 1923-1996

엔도 슈사쿠

エンドウ, シュウサク

エンドウ, シュウサク 1923-1996

コリアン センニン

狐狸庵仙人

狐狸庵山人

遠滕周作

遠滕周作 1923-1996

遠藤 周作 1923-1996

遠藤周作

遠藤周作 1923-

遠藤周作 1923-1996

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The samurai : a novelDeep riverWonderful fool : a novelThe sea and poison : a novelA life of JesusScandal : a novelWhen I whistle : a novelVolcano : a novel