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Author End, Shsaku, 1923-1996, author.

Title Silence / Shusaku Endo ; translated from the Japanese by William Johnston ; with a foreword by Martin Scorsese.

Edition First Picador Modern Classics Movie Tie-in edition : January 2017.
Publication Info. New York : Picador Modern Classics ; 2017.
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F ENDO    DUE 06-06-24
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Description xxii, 212, 20 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Sustained by dreams of glorious martyrdom, a seventeenth-century Portuguese missionary in Japan administers to the outlawed Christians until Japanese authorities capture him and force him to watch the torture of his followers, promising to stop if he will renounce Christ.
Note "Now a major motion picture" on front cover.
Shusaku Endo's classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times. 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.
Bibliography Includes an expanded discussion guide.
Subject Jesuit priests -- Japan -- 16th century -- Fiction.
Missionaries -- Christianity -- Japan -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction.
Christians -- Japan -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction.
Christianity -- Japan -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction.
Japan -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction.
Genre Historical fiction.
Added Author Johnston, William, translator.
Scorsese, Martin, author of foreword.
ISBN 9781250082275
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