Shusaku Endo

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Shusaku Endo

Shusaku EndoShusaku Endo (遠藤 周作 Endo Shusaku, March 27, 1923 – September 29, 1996)

Humanistic humorist

As a Roman Catholic, he mainly wrote on the theme of faith.

In Japan, many Japanese think of themselves as a member of no religion and only few people believes in Christianity. In addition, it was recorded that Christianity was banned and persecuted in history. Agonizing over how to be godly, Shusaku describes the belief of Christianity in Japan as "to remake loose clothes to Japanese clothes".
His riptide made his unique interpretation of Christianity, which has been said and written for and against from some Christians, but widely accepted by other readers.

He is also known as a man with childlike playfulness, and wrote many humorous stories.

Notable works:
  Silence (1966)
  The Samurai (1980)

  The Sea and Poison (1957)
  The Girl I Left Behind (1964)

 Next author (Yukio Mishima)