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Endō, Shūsaku 1923-1996

Works: 1,380 works in 3,855 publications in 19 languages and 31,533 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Historical fiction  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Religious fiction  Religious films  Novels 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other, wpr, Editor, Originator, Scenarist, Correspondent
Classifications: PL849.N4, 895.635
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shūsaku Endō
Silence : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

207 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 3,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shusaku Endo's classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times "Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and elegant drama."-The New York Times Book Review. Seventeenth-century Japan: Two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to a country hostile to their religion, where feudal lords force the faithful to publicly renounce their beliefs. Eventually captured and forced to watch their Japanese Christian brothers lay down their lives for their faith, the priests bear witness to unimaginable cruelties that test their own beliefs. Shusaku Endo is one of the most celebrated and well-known Japanese fiction writers of the twentieth century, and Silence is widely considered to be his great masterpiece"--
The samurai : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

114 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 2,061 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 )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,394 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 )

101 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 7 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
Scandal : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

73 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,137 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
Kiku's prayer : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiku's Prayer is told through the eyes of Kiku, a self-assured young woman from a rural Japanese village who falls in love with Seikichi, a devoted Catholic man. Practicing a faith still banned by the government, Seikichi is imprisoned but refuses to recant under torture. Kiku's efforts to reconcile her feelings for Seikichi's religion with the sacrifices she makes to free him mirror the painful, conflicting choices Japan faced as a result of exposure to modernity and the West. Seikichi's persecution exemplifies Japan's insecurities, and Kiku's tortured yet determined spirit represents the nation's resilient soul. Set in the turbulent years of the transition from the shogunate to the Meiji Restoration, Kiku's Prayer embodies themes central to Endo Shusaku's work, including religion, modernization, and the endurance of the human spirit. Yet this novel is much more than a historical allegory. It acutely renders one woman's troubled encounter with passion and spirituality at a transitional time in her life and in the history of her people
Wonderful fool : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

67 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,014 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 )

51 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A Life of Jesus, novelist Shusaku Endo intended "to make Jesus understandable in terms of the religious psychology of my non-Christian countrymen and thus to demonstrate that Jesus is not alien to their religious sensibilities" He argues that his people would be more open to the motherly side of Jesus: The religious mentality of the Japanese is --just as it was at the time when the people accepted Buddhism--responsive to one who "suffers with us" and who "allows for our weakness," but their mentality has little tolerance for any kind of transcendent being who judges humans harshly, then punishes them. In brief, the Japanese tend to seek in their gods and buddhas a warm-hearted mother rather than a stern father. With this fact always in mind I tried not so much to depict God in the father-image that tends to characterize Christianity, but rather to depict the kind-hearted maternal aspect of God revealed to us in the personality of Jesus
When I whistle : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

49 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 780 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"
Volcano : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

33 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 754 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
The girl I left behind by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

46 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 602 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 )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden country by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and held by 165 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
Foreign studies by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

37 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drie verhalen over het totale isolement dat het lot kan zijn van Japanners die naar het Westen komen
Song of sadness by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rond 1640 gaan twee jonge Portugese priesters naar Japan om hun vermiste leermeester te zoeken en om de vervolgde christenen te helpen
Stilte : roman by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in Dutch and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schildering van de pogingen van enkele Portugese missionarissen om tegen de uitdrukkelijke wil van de autoriteiten het christendom in het zeventiende-eeuwse Japan te prediken
The final martyrs : stories by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White Man, Yellow Man : two novellas by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 99 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
Endō Shūsaku bungaku zenshū by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in Japanese and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The samurai : a novel
The samurai : a novelDeep riverThe sea and poison : a novelScandal : a novelWonderful fool : a novelA life of JesusWhen I whistle : a novelVolcano : a novel
Alternative Names
En, Do syusyakku 1923-1996

End-o Sh-usaku 1923-1996

Endo S.

Endo S. 1923-1996

Endo, Schusaku 1923-1996

Endo, Shi︠u︡saku

Endo, Shusako

Endo, Shusako 1923-1996

Endō, Shūsaku

Endo, Shusaku, 1923-

Endō Shūsaku 1923-1996

Endō Shūsaku japanischer Schriftsteller

Endo Shusaku japansk författare

Ėndo, Si︠u︡saku

Endo, Siusaku, 1923-1996

Endo, Šjusaku

Endo, Sjusaku 1923-1996

Endó, Šúsaku

Endó, Šúsaku, 1923-1996

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Endoo Ŝuusaku

Endou, Shuusaku 1923-1996

Korian Sennin

Korian sennin 1923-1996

Sh-usaku, End-o 1923-1996

Shinsuke Ando

Shinsuke Ando 1923-1996

Shusako Endo.

Shūsaku, Endō

Shusaku, Endo 1923-

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Shusaku Endo author from Japan

Shūsaku Endō écrivain japonais

Shusaku Endo Japans schrijver

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Šúsaku Endó

Šúsaku Endó japonský spisovatel

Syusakus Endo

Yüan-tʻeng, Chou-tso 1923-1996

Yuanteng, Zhouzuo 1923-1996

Аndo S.

Аndo S. 1923-1996

Ендо, Шюсаку

Сюсаку Эндо

Сюсаку Эндо 1923-1996

Шюсаку Ендо

Эндо С

Эндо С. 1923-1996

Эндо Сюсаку

Эндо, Сюсаку 1923-1996

Эндо, Сюсаку японский писатель

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אנדו, שוסאקו 1923-1996

אנדו, שוסקו

اندو، شوساكو، 1923-

اندو شوساکو نویسنده ژاپنی

شوساكو إندو

شوساكو إندو، 1923-1996

شوساکو اندو

엔도, 슈사쿠

엔도오 슈우사쿠 1923-1996

엔도우 슈사꾸 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

遠藤 周作 1923-1996


遠藤周作 1923-

遠藤周作 1923-1996