Tag Archives: Silence

An Easter recommendation

In the Spectator this Easter, an article recommending films about faith has named Shusaku Endo’s Silence as one to watch.  The piece which can be read in full here, does however describe the film itself, which was made by Martin Scorsese … 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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Introducing five great Japanese writers

If you aren’t yet familiar with Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Shusaku Endo, Yukio Mishima, Wahei Tatematsu and Natsume Soseki, please let us introduce you…   Ryunosuke Akutagawa was an immense talent who in his short life wrote over 100 short stories – including Rashomon, … Continue reading

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Why Endo never won a Nobel Prize

Peter Owen was Shusaku Endo’s friend, English language publisher and agent for many years. In the Japan Times, Damian Flanagan talks about the author’s work, Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s masterpiece Silence, and speculation as to why the … Continue reading

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Shusaku Endo – Wonderful Fool

Rumour has it that principal photography for director Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s masterpiece Silence is now complete, and postproduction work continues. It seems likely that the film will premiere at Cannes in 2016. Endo was not only a Christian, … Continue reading

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