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Title:
Silence : a novel
Author:
Endō, Shūsaku, 1923-1996, author.
ISBN:
9781250082244
Uniform Title:
Chinmoku. English
Edition:
First Picador edition.
Physical Description:
xxii, 212 pages ; 21 cm.
Series:
Picador modern classics
General Note:
"Originally published in Japanese under the title Chinmoku by Monumenta Nipponica" -- Title page verso.

An expanded discussion guide for Silence by Shusaku Endo (2nd group of 20 pages).
Abstract:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Shusaku Endo's classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times , soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver

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

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 Endo is 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.