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From the author of Silence this powerful novel of ideas is also a sensitive and moving depiction of the trials of old age set in the central region of Jap. This was a melancholic book which I had some trouble connecting with despite its interesting depictions of Japanese culture What I did enjoy was the symbolism of the volcano linking it to human life The two protagnonists Jinpei and Father Durand were both pretty pathetic characters Jinpei was uite horrible to his wife and sons and was obsessed with the volcano Father Durand was relatively tyrannical too and spent most of the novel trying to prove that Japanese culture and Christianity were incompatible Not the best Japanese novel I ve ever read but it wasn t t

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Kazan Author Shūsaku Endō

Al work in Endo's oeuvre charts the conflicts between them which have explosive results This is the first paperback edition of one of Endo's greatest work. Shusako Endo was a Japanese Catholic at a time when Catholics represented less than 1% of Japan s population and he had a very hard time reconciling Catholicism and the traditional Japanese culture and religion Because of this and because Endo suffered from lung disease for much of his life the themes of serious illness and the uestion of whether or not the Japanese can be true practitioners of Catholicism are recurring themes in Endo s work Volcano deals with both of these themes and it s a rather depressing read What could be depressing that Cathol

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An With two masterly portraits of two men who have lived their lives both physically and metaphorically under the shadow of the Akadeke volcano this cruci.


10 thoughts on “Kazan Author Shūsaku Endō

  1. says:

    My outing into the Japanese literature has always been a rewarding experienceThis is also no exception A simple theme ? e

  2. says:

    This was a melancholic book which I had some trouble connecting with despite its interesting depictions of Japanese culture What I did enjoy was the symbolism of the volcano linking it to human life The two protagnonists Jinpei and Father Durand were both pretty pathetic characters Jinpei was uite horrible to his wife and sons and was obsessed with the volcano; Father Durand was relatively tyrannical too and spent most of the nove

  3. says:

    Volcano was originally published in 1959 and is set the town of Kagoshima on Kyushu Island which is situated at the edge of a dormant volcano Akadaké Suda Kun has just retired after a long career as the Section Chief of the Surveillance Section of the regional Weather Bureau He was called the Akadaké Demon as he claimed to know about the volcano than anyone else on the island despite his lack of a formal education He wishes to publish a

  4. says:

    A priest a former priest a retired weatherman and an oily councilman potter around as a dormant volcano may or may not be about to eruptSome good passages about what it means to grow old but ultimately this was not a book that moved me Two stars

  5. says:

    I loved Volcano and finished it in just a few days Endō uses beautiful language to tell a story and delve into 2 men’s reflective gaze into their lives Central to the story are the issues of compassionate love or better the lack

  6. says:

    A petty scientific functionary retires grapples with his meaningless existence and horrible family in the shadow of a volcano which may or may not erupt Endo was a great talent and his status as a Christian offers a peculiar and distinct insigh

  7. says:

    I'm so glad I gave Endo a second chance after being terribly disappointed by Silence This is a much satisfactory n

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    'A volcano resembles human life In youth it gives rein to the passions and burns with fire It spurts out lava But when it grows old it assumes the burden of those past evil deeds It turns deathly uiet as we now behold it Nevertheless a human being is not entirely like the volcano When we grow old will cast a backward glance upon our lives becoming fully aware of our mistakes' Dr KoriyamaSome people fear no d

  9. says:

    Shusako Endo was a Japanese Catholic at a time when Catholics represented less than 1% of Japan’s population and he had a very hard time reconciling Catholicism and the traditional Japanese culture and religion Because of this–and because Endo suffered from lung disease for much of his life–the themes of serious illness and t

  10. says:

    A volcano resembles human life In youth it gives rein to its passions and burns with fire It spurts out lava But when it gr