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Silence : a novel / Shūsaku Endō ; translated from the Japanese by William Johnston ; with a foreword by Martin Scorsese.

Endō, Shūsaku, 1923-1996 (author.). Johnston, William, 1955- (translator.). Scorsese, Martin, (author of foreword.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Summary:

"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 Endois 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"--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC ENDO (Text) 33892100486175 Adult Fiction Book None 11/14/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250082244
  • ISBN: 1250082242
  • ISBN: 9781250082275
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 212, 20 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First Picador Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Picador Mordern Classics, 2016.

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General Note:
Includes discussion guide.
"Originally published in Japanese under the title Chinmoku by Monumenta Nipponica" -- Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"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 Endois 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Missionaries > Japan > Fiction.
Christians > Japan > Fiction.
Japan > History > 16th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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