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Endō, Shūsaku 1923-1996

Works: 1,034 works in 3,562 publications in 16 languages and 30,443 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Novels  Samurai fiction  Religious fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Drama  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Editor, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: PL849.N4, 895.635
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Silence : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

177 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,415 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 )

105 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,017 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 )

45 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,415 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 )

99 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,161 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 )

60 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,116 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 )

65 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 )

55 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish translation of "Iesu no shōgai" a biography of Jesus Christ by the Japanese author
When I whistle : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

49 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 796 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 )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 756 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 )

43 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 582 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 )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign studies by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

37 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 172 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 )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 162 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
Song of sadness by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

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

Stilte : roman by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in Dutch and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schildering van de pogingen van enkele Portugese missionarissen om tegen de uitdrukkelijke wil van de autoriteiten het christendom in het 17e-eeuwse Japan te prediken
The final martyrs by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 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
White Man, Yellow Man : two novellas by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 96 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
Shikai no hotori by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in Japanese and Korean and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near the Dead Sea
Silence by Shūsaku Endō( Recording )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

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Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.03 for Christ in ... to 0.87 for Stilte : r ...)

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Deep river
Alternative Names
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

Endō Shūsaku 1923-1996

Endō Shūsaku japanischer Schriftsteller

Ėndo, Si︠u︡saku

Endo, Šjusaku

Endo, Sjusaku 1923-1996

Endó, Šúsaku

Endó, Šúsaku, 1923-1996

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

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 Endō scrittore giapponese

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

اندو، شوساكو، 1923-

اندو شوساکو نویسنده ژاپنی

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 JesusWhen I whistle : a novelVolcano : a novel