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12 days of Christmas

  We’ve broken down your family Christmas this year and picked out the perfect presents for everyone who’ll be around the table.      The Zapple Diaries – for Dad. As far as he’s concerned its still 1965, the Beatles … Continue reading

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Endo in his own words

In 1991, five years before the author’s death, Shusaku Endo composed this short autobiographical piece for The Guardian. It was never published. Here it is edited by Antonia Owen. Shusaku Endo in his own words …   In 1923 I was … Continue reading

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Shusaku Endo in conversation with William Johnston

Where Buddhism meets Christianity The following conversation took place in Tokyo between Shusaku Endo and Father William Johnston, Jesuit priest, Zen Christian and translator of Silence. The text was translated from Japanese by Johnston and appeared in volume 172 of … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Shusaku Endo’s Silence

by Martin Scorsese     How do you tell the story of Christian faith? The difficulty, the crisis, of believing? How do you describe the struggle? There have been many great twentieth-century novelists drawn to the subject – Graham Greene, … Continue reading

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Colquhoun the Writer

In the foreword to The Crying of the Wind: Ireland and The Living Stones: Cornwall, the writer and comedian Stewart Lee dissects the mystical prose of Ithell Colquhoun.           STEWART LEE, writer-clown:    Ithell Colquhoun – Your Gnostic … Continue reading

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Colquhoun the Artist

  The following text is adapted from the writings of Richard Shillitoe, whose biographical and bibliographical work on Ithell Colquhoun pretty much make him the foremost expert on the subject. Below is just a sample of the treasure available at … Continue reading

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