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A novel of faith and doubt set in medieval Japan. Endo relates the history of the Japanese Christians who were persecuted after the rise to power of the samurai in the 17th century, and in particular the plight of Japanese priests who were forced to choose between their identity as Christians and as Japanese.

Review:

"Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and elegant drama." Irving Howe, The New York Review of Books

Review:

"Endo's best novel....A fine, stirring work which has won him many literary prizes in Japan and been widely translated." Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804807203
Publisher:
Taplinger Publishing Company
Location:
New York :
Translator:
Johnston, William
Author:
Endo, Shusaku
Copyright:
Series Volume:
9
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
294 p.
Dimensions:
8.30x5.50x.67 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 294 p. pages Taplinger Publishing Company - English 9780804807203 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and elegant drama."
"Review" by , "Endo's best novel....A fine, stirring work which has won him many literary prizes in Japan and been widely translated."
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