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Silence

Silence( )
Author: Endo, Shusaku
Read by: Holt, David
Bailey, Alexandra
Series title:Queen of the Dead Ser.
ISBN:978-1-5226-0618-5
Publication Date:May 2016
Publisher:Brilliance Publishing, Inc.
Imprint:Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Book Format:CD-Audio
List Price:USD $9.99
Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Religious
Fiction / Historical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.25 x 6.75 x 0.5 Inches
Author Biography
Endo, Shusaku (Author)
Shusaku Endo was born in Tokyo in 1923 and, with his family, converted to Catholicism while he was still a child. Much of his writing centers on the conflict this conversion engendered as he struggled to develop faith in a deity foreign to Japanese culture. His writings also reflect on his experiences during World War II during the bombings and the subsequent shortage of basic human necessities for the Japanese people. He explores the suffering endured and the inevitable shock wave upon human relationships and the human psyche.

Endo graduated from Keio University and then journeyed to France after the war to continue his studies, but was forced to return to Japan because of illness. After a period of convalescence Endo decided on a writing career, publishing his first novel, Shiroihito, in 1955. His novel The Samurai, published in the United States in 1996, is considered one of his finest works. His novel Silence, was made into a major motion picture and premiered in November 2016. Endo's reputation is due in part to his exploration of moral dilemma as it relates to divergent cultures. Endo has won many literary awards. In 1982 he was elected to the Japan Arts Academy. Shusaku Endo died in 1996.

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