Five by Endo : stories

ISBN: 0811214397, 9780811214391
OCLC Number: 42810750
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Shusaku Endo
Translator: Van C. Gessel
Language: en
Publisher: New Directions
Publication Place: New York
English Publication Date: 2000
Notes: Contents: Unzen, A fifty-year-old man, Japanese in Warsaw, The box, The case of Isobe.
Abstract: Here gathered in this small volume are five of the Japanese writer Shusaku Endo's short stories exemplifying his style and his interests, presenting, as it were, Endo in a nutshell. "Unzen," the opening story, touches on the subject of Silence, Endo's most famous novel - that is the torture and martyrdom of Christians in seventeenth-century Japan. Next comes "A Fifty-year-old Man" in which Mr. Chiba takes up ballroom dancing and faces the imminent death of his brother and his dog Whitey. In "Japanese in Warsaw" a business man has a strange encounter; in "The Box" an old photo album and a few postcards have a tale to reveal. Finally included is "The Case of Isobe," the opening chapter of Endo's wonderful novel Deep River.