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Une femme nommée Shizu : Nouvelles
Dans les dix nouvelles qui composent ce superbe recueil, on va retrouver les thèmes qu'inlassablement Endo a étudiés et approfondis sa vie durant : le péché, enfoui au fond de la mémoire, l'obsession du rachat, le silence de Dieu. Plus la question essentielle qui tortura toute son existence durant le très catholique Endo : la souffrance physique ou morale a-elle un sens ? ...more
Broché, 248 pages
Published March 1991 by Denoël
(first published 1985)
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I didn't like all these stories but I still enjoyed this collection a lot. I love the way Endo gets under the skin of the characters he writes about. He brings them to life so wonderfully. And he writes about universal themes like finding one's place in the world, loneliness, faith or the lack of it etc. This makes it not only a fitting introduction to one of Japan's greatest writers, but also permits us to share in some of the insights he offers. At times, I was surprised and challenged.
Shusaku ENDO (遠藤 周作), born in Tokyo in 1923, was raised by his mother and an aunt in Kobe where he converted to Roman Catholicism at the age of eleven. At Tokyo's Keio University he majored in French literature, graduating BA in 1949, before furthering his studies in French Catholic literature at the University of Lyon in France between 1950 and 1953. A major theme running through his books, which ...moreMore about Shūsaku Endō...