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Endō, Shūsaku 1923-1996

Works: 956 works in 3,191 publications in 15 languages and 27,365 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Religious fiction  Biography  Drama  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Pictorial works  Conversation and phrase books 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Editor, Other, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PL849.N4, 895.635
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Most widely held works about Shūsaku Endō
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Most widely held works by Shūsaku Endō
Silence by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

132 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a seventeenth-century Portuguese priest in Japan at the height of the persecution of the Christian community
The samurai : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

76 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,964 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 )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,409 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
The sea and poison : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

67 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,125 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
Scandal : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

53 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,121 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
Wonderful fool : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

67 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,030 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
A life of Jesus by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men - one a Japanese volcanologist, the other a defrocked Catholic priest - both become obsessed with Akadake, a quiescent volcano either in its death throes or taking on renewed life
When I whistle : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

40 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 777 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"
The girl I left behind by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

38 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 590 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 )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and held by 492 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
White Man, Yellow Man : two novellas by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

35 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 163 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
Kiku's prayer : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 162 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
Foreign studies by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song of sadness by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final martyrs by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 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
Tian shi by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shikai no hotori by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in Japanese and Korean and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near the Dead Sea
Fu qin by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endō Shūsaku by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1993 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe zhi chu yuan teng zhou zuo you xian ming de chuang zuo ge xing,Zuo pin de zui da te se shi ji du zong jiao zhu ti,Yi ji yun han zai zuo pin zhong de ren sheng zhe li he zong jiao qing huai
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Deep river
Alternative Names
End-o Sh-usaku 1923-1996

Endo S. 1923-1996

Endo, Schusaku 1923-1996

Endo, Shi︠u︡saku

Endo, Shusako

Endo, Shusako 1923-1996

Endō, Shūsaku

Endō Shūsaku 1923-1996

Endō Shūsaku japanischer Schriftsteller

Ėndo, Si︠u︡saku

Endo, Šjusaku

Endo, Sjusaku 1923-1996

Endó, Šúsaku

Endó Súszaku

Endō, Syūsaku

Endo, Syusaku 1923-1996

Endoo Ŝuusaku

Endou, Shuusaku 1923-1996

Korian Sennin

Korian sennin 1923-1996

Sh-usaku, End-o 1923-1996

Shinsuke Ando 1923-1996

Shusako Endo.

Shūsaku, Endō

Shusaku, Endo 1923-

Shūsaku, Endō 1923-1996

Shusaku Endo author from Japan

Shūsaku Endō écrivain japonais

Shusaku Endo Japans schrijver

Shūsaku Endō pisarz japoński

Shūsaku Endo scrittore giapponese

Šúsaku Endó

Syusakus Endo

Yüan-tʻeng, Chou-tso 1923-1996

Yuanteng, Zhouzuo 1923-1996

Аndo S. 1923-1996

Ендо, Шюсаку

Сюсаку Эндо 1923-1996

Шюсаку Ендо

Эндо С. 1923-1996

Эндо, Сюсаку

Эндо, Сюсаку 1923-1996

Эндо, Сюсаку японский писатель

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אנדו, שוסאקו 1923-1996

اندو، شوساكو، 1923-

شوساكو إندو

شوساكو إندو، 1923-1996

엔도 슈사꾸 1923-1996

엔도, 슈사쿠

엔도오 슈우사꾸 1923-1996

엔도오 슈우사쿠 1923-1996

엔도우 슈우사꾸 1923-1996

엔도우 슈우사쿠 1923-1996

원등주작 1923-1996

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 1923-1996


遠滕, 周作 1923-1996


遠滕周作 1923-1996

遠藤 周作 1923-1996


遠藤周作 1923-

遠藤周作 1923-1996

The samurai : a novelDeep riverThe sea and poison : a novelScandal : a novelWonderful fool : a novelA life of JesusVolcano : a novelWhen I whistle : a novel