Five by Endo
by Shusaku Endo and Van C. Gessel and Van C. Gessel


Overview - Five wonderful stories by the Japanese master. Winner of every major Japanese literary prize, his work translated around the globe, Shusaku Endo (1923 1996) is a great and unique figure in the literature of the twentient century. "Irrevocably enmeshed in Japanese culture, he is by virtue of his religion Endo was Roman Catholic irrevocably alienated from it" (Geoffrey O'Brian, Village Voice ).  Read more...

 
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Overview
Five wonderful stories by the Japanese master. Winner of every major Japanese literary prize, his work translated around the globe, Shusaku Endo (1923 1996) is a great and unique figure in the literature of the twentient century. "Irrevocably enmeshed in Japanese culture, he is by virtue of his religion Endo was Roman Catholic irrevocably alienated from it" (Geoffrey O'Brian, Village Voice). It is this aspect that has made Endo so particularly intriguing to his readership at home and abroad. Now gathered in a New Directions Bibelot edition are five of Endo's supreme short stories exemplifying his style and his interests, presenting, as it were, Endo in a nutshell. "Unzen," the opening story, touches on the subject of Silence Endo's most famous novel that is the torture and martyrdom of Christians in seventeenth century Japan. Next comes "A Fifty year old Man" in which Mr. Chiba takes up ballroom dancing and faces the imminent death of his brother and his dog Whitey. In "MJapanese in Warsaw" a business man has a strange encounter; in "The Box," an old photo album and a few postcards have a tale to reveal. Finally included is "The Case of Isobe," the opening chapter of Endo's novel Deep River in which Isobe, a member of a tour group, hopes to find in India the reincarnation of the wife he took so much for granted.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780811214391
  • ISBN-10: 0811214397
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: June 2000
  • Page Count: 96
  • Dimensions: 6.94 x 4.78 x 0.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19 pounds

Series: Bibelots

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