Shūsaku Endō (3360 words)

  • John Netland (Calvin College )
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A popular and critically-acclaimed novelist, Shūsaku Endō was one of Japan's most-respected writers of the post-war era. While Endō was appreciated in Japan for his comic wit as much as his literary gravitas, he was better known in the West for his probing explorations of serious ethical, cultural, and religious concerns. As a Japanese Catholic writer – a rare combination in a society where polls perennially identify less than one percent of the population as Christian – Endō found rich inspiration for his fiction in the contested intersections of his religious and cultural identities.

Born in Tokyo in 1923, Endō was raised in Dairen, Manchuria – at that time a colony of Japan – where his father worked for a bank. …

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Netland, John. "Shūsaku Endō". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 July 2007
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=11811, accessed 17 December 2017.]

Articles on Endō's works

  1. Chinmoku [Silence]

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  1. Catholic literature

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