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The Sea and Poison

The Sea and Poison( )
Author: Endo, Shusaku
Translator: Gallagher, Michael
ISBN:978-0-8112-1198-7
Publication Date:Apr 1992
Publisher:New Directions Publishing Corporation
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.95
Book Description:

The novel The Sea and Poison won the Akutagawa Prize when it was published in Japan in 1958 and established Shusaku Endo in the forefront of modern Japanese literature.

Book Details
Pages:175
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.4 x 8 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.022 Pounds
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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