Shusaku Endo - Silence (2nd Hand Paperback)
With an introduction by Martin Scorsese.
Shusaku Endo is Japan's foremost novelist, and Silence is generally regarded to be his masterpiece.
This is a historical novel about the early years of Christianity in Japan. It is a fictionalized account based on real historical characters. It’s set in the late 17th Century.
Two Portuguese priests get into Japan by ship from Macao at a time when Japanese officials had banned Christianity and were killing priests and torturing suspected Christians to apostatize (give up their faith). They are forced to verbally renounce their faith and to stomp and spit on religious figures.
In a perfect fusion of treatment and theme, this powerful novel tells the story of a seventeenth-century Portuguese priest in Japan at the height of the fearful persecution of the small Christian community.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : This tradition first published 1969 (This Edition 2015 - Picador)
- ISBN : 9781447299844
- SKU : B002137
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"In my opinion one of the finest novels of our time." - Graham Greene.
"This is an extremely powerful and deep exploration of faith."
"What a devastatingly brilliant novel about faith, fanaticism, love, suffering, and ultimately, the silence of God." - Goodreads Reviews.
Shūsaku Endō was a Japanese author who wrote from the rare perspective of a Japanese Roman Catholic. Together with Junnosuke Yoshiyuki, Shōtarō Yasuoka, Junzo Shono, Hiroyuki Agawa, Ayako Sono, and Shumon Miura, Endō is categorized as part of the "Third Generation".