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Revived Modern Classic #0699: Stained Glass Elegies: Storiesby Shusaku Endo
Synopses & Reviews
The arresting beauty of Shusaku Endo's fiction is best known in the West through his highly acclaimed novels The Samurai and Silence. His consummately wrought short stories, with their worlds of deep shadows and achieved clarity, are less familiar. The dozen stories of Stained Glass Elegies, selected by the author together with his translator, display the full range of Endo's talents in short fiction.
The acclaimed short stories of the master Japanese writer.
The dozen stories of Stained Glass Elegies selected by the author together with his translator, display the full range of Endo's talents in short fiction.
About the Author
Shusaku Endo was born in Tokyo in 1923 and died in 1996. After his parents divorced, he and his mother converted to Catholicism--a faith which is central to many of his tales. He is widely regarded as Japan's leading writer and has won all his country's major literary prizes, including the Akutagawa, the Noma, the Shincho, and the Tanizaki.
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