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

By: Endō, Shūsaku, 1923-1996 [author.]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Japanese Series: Picador modern classicsEdition: First Picador EditionDescription: xxiv, 212 pages ; 21 cmISBN: 9781250082244 (paperback)Uniform titles: Chinmoku. English Subject(s): FICTION / HistoricalDDC classification: FIC END LOC classification: PL849.N4 | A2 2016Other classification: FIC014000 Online resources: Cover image 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"--
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"Originally published in Japanese under the title Chinmoku by Monumenta Nipponica" -- Title page verso.

"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"--

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