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Author: Shūsaku Endō
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2017.
Series: Picador modern classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Picador Modern Classics Movie Tie-in EditionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shūsaku Endō
ISBN: 9781250082275 1250082277
OCLC Number: 967722763
Notes: "Originally published in Japanese under the title Chinmoku by Monumenta Nipponica" -- Title page verso.
"An expanded reading group guide included inside"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: xxii, 212, 20 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Picador modern classics.
Other Titles: Chinmoku.
Responsibility: Shūsaku Endō ; translated from the Japanese by William Johnston ; with a foreword by Martin Scorsese.

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"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 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"--

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