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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Paperbackpages. I think He lives in the wretched homes of these Indians. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Rather, it presents the story in such dndo way that the reader feels bludgeoned to agree with the author. Hasekura is a sympathetic character throughout the book – trapped between powers much greater than he is, he must continually bend to their will.

In this book he goes so deep into showing some religious history and Japanese history and how they intertwined in the age of exploration and actually some Mexican history too.

Apr 17, Demetrio Conte rated it really liked xhusaku. The samurai of the title, Rokuemon Hasekura, is of very low nobility, little above his own dependents in status or labor, and he is part of and content with the enduring system of hierarchy that has extended back as long as his family can remember.


The Samurai

Fortress Besieged Qian Zhongshu. Looking for beautiful books? The narrative delves into several issues, including the provincialism of the Japanese and the rigidity of their culture, the venality of the Roman Catholics and their willingness to subvert means to ends the ends not always being very admirableand the contrast with a more simple and, Endo would seem to argue, more valid Christianity.

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El Samurai

They are no longer the sort of people He sought after. I decided to DNF this when I noticed that I wasn’t looking forward to carrying on at all but was just forcing myself to because I’d chosen it for a challenge book.

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Japanese novels are very different from American novels. It did not to me. In this book I see the art of juxtaposition. His writing is well paced and sl.

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It is my understanding that this piece of fiction is autobiographical smurai it comes to the authors own relationship with Jesus. The other side of the coin is Father Velasco, a Spanish Franciscan missionnary who has convinced himself that God wants him to prozelitise Japan, no matter the cost.

What an amazing read. I recommend against this book if you are impatient or someone who needs clearly defined “good guys” and “bad guys”. Explore the Home Gift Guide. This book and Silence helped answer Silence Shogun: There was also this priest, who’s not important, not in suhsaku least.


Mar 16, Pedro Varanda rated it really liked it. Get ehusaku Know Us. Except for the samurai, who are bound in their ignorance, everyone has an ulterior motive, an ambition, and nothing is what it seems. 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.

Szmurai in translation, Endo’s writing is beautiful compliments to the translator, Van C. The Catholic priest assigned as interpreter for the voyage is ambitious, zealous, and officious. Some of the other envoys are also finely drawn, but these two are the central masterpieces and their authenticity prevents Endo’s account lapsing too far into the confessional.