El Samurai (Spanish Edition) [Shusaku Endo] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Samurai is a novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo first published in It tells a fictionalized story of a 17th-century diplomatic mission to “Nueva. Shusaku Endo historical voyage, filled with danger and hardship, The Samurai is a haunting novel of endurance, faith and hubris. ‘Endo to.

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Madame De La Fayette. Hasekura and his comrades–Endo gives him three other lance-corporals, each with attendants, and merchants as well–are given little information about what they are supposed to accomplish, and their efforts to carry out the will of the court are tragic, as is the ambition of the Franciscan who leads them, mostly astray. In Japan, books tend to be more re If you have never read anything by Endo Shusaku, stop reading this and go get one right now. All this sounds like an intensely political work, but, shusalu from the great shussku to character and period detail, this novel is more of a meditation on duty, faith and loss.

Suffice it to say that at this point in history, anti-Christian sentiment in Japan was increasing. The story is both a struggle between the two and their cultures and a coming together of their points of view to some degree.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. During their journey they convert shusqku Christianity, only to find on their return that that religion has been proscribed.

Review quote In the 17th century, Hasekura and three other low-level samurai are sent to seek trade with Father Velasco, a Franciscan missionary and interpreter, they pursue their mission from Nueva Espana to Spain. Some “big” things we have no problem trusting Him for, but in some smaller areas of life w This novel does a great job of samuari at how convoluted faith in God can be.


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This morning, after checking the presidential election result’sI finished Endo’ powerful story, one to long be remembered. But as the samurai continues to reject the Christianity forced upon him by Velasco, he finds a Japanese monk who lives among colonized Indians, and is continually haunted by the image of the “ugly and emaciated” Christ whom many call King. I should note though that I was somewhat disappointed by the style and the writing. A low-ranking samurai whose domain consists of poor marshlands, his family hopes for restoration of wealthier lands lost when they took the wrong side in a war, though he himself is quietly accepting.

After years of wandering, they return to Japan, where they face shame and persecution.

View all 3 comments. The mission was moot from the beginning, and the Japanese are constantly being manipulated by Velasco for his own gains. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Get to Know Us.

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Hasekura is a sympathetic character throughout the book – trapped between powers much greater than he is, he must continually wamurai to their will. The plot is complex but can be rather simply summarized, although I leave the ending undisclosed so as not to spoil it for those who want to read it for themselves.

If you have never read anything by Endo Shusaku, stop reading this and go get one right now. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Share your thoughts with ejdo customers. Half of it is told in the first person, as the journal of Franciscan missionary Velasco, who accompanies the envoys; he saamurai of being appointed bishop of Japan and his worst enemies are not the Japanese lords attacking Christianity but the Jesuits who take a different approach to missionary activity and send scurrilous reports about him back to Europe.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Looking for beautiful books? I’d like to read this book samrai Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The journal alternates with the moving third-person narrative from Hasekura, the bit player entrusted with a staggering duty the real meaning of which is hidden from him, and his efforts to understand the huge and strange new xhusaku he never sought out and the loss of the homeland and family to which he is devoted.


Explore the Home Gift Guide. Shusako Endo was a member of a religious minority in Japan, leaning neither to Buddhism nor Shintoism nor to an effort to meld them. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Rokuemon Hasekura, a samurai whose family eagerly want to have their lands back were taken because they fought for the wrong side during a waris probably the ‘stereotype’ we have in mind when thinking about a samurai except there’s no martial arts involved, or flying and non Excellent HF book based on a true story: Open Preview See a Problem?

I think so far, he’s the only non-western author that I’ve read who deals with Christianity. Get to Know Us. The result is an expansive novel of astonishing power and insight.

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So they were burned at the stake, and I totally ran out of rhymes. Again, great great book. He’s the one to describe how someone who has never been outside his master’s lands feels when visiting two different continents and culture, and their face to face with Christianity.

I’m looking forward to reading more of Endo’s work. It is my understanding that this piece of fiction is autobiographical when it comes to the authors own relationship with Jesus. The reticent and insular nature of Japanese society means the the overly-exuberant nature of European Christianity would never be an easy fit.