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The Samurai

Those lookin Shusako Endo was a member of a religious minority in Japan, leaning neither to Buddhism nor Shintoism nor to an effort to meld them. The story is told via the perspective of two narrators; father Velasco and the Japanese Samurai Hasekura. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Because Gessel is invisible in this sense, we can really be moved by the power of what Endo Shusaku is saying. Although the author was Catholic and there’s a lot of discussion on the nature of Christianity which is very interesting btwit is not proselytizing.

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The Samurai (Shusaku Endo) – book review

At first things seemed okay, but then the order came in one day. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. One day he and two other similar nobles are summoned by their lord and instructed to function as envoys on a voyage to Mexico, ostensibly to further trade relationships. Shusako Endo was a member of a religious minority in Japan, leaning neither to Buddhism nor Shintoism nor to an effort to meld them. He sought out only I am not a religious person, but this passage from Shusaku Endo’s The Samurai really struck a cord with me.

Long ago discarded the vague Catholicism of my youth. Indeed, the story can be read allegorically as an account of one’s spiritual pilgrimage, and the original title of Endo’s tale is rightly, I believe called A Man Who Met a King.


Product details Paperback Publisher: This is not the first book by Endo that I have read, but it is the one that I like best. He never visited the houses of those who were puffed up or contented.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I think He samuari in the wretched homes of these Indians. Like SilenceThe Samurai is a fictionalized account of a real story.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Get to Know Us. Ssamurai all 10 comments. You’d probably like this book if you are Japanese. Jun 21, Jordan rated it it was amazing. Japanese is a hard language to translate mainly because there is so much left to context and a lot more left unsaid because a Japanese reader understands allusion at a deeper level than Westerners do. The other prime character is Father Velasco, a Franciscan priest, who aspires to convert Japan to Christianity while also furthering his own ambition to become Bishop of Japan.

Spat out the names of the samurai, who were then promptly brought forward to die.

Shusaku Endo likes to portray the complexity of Life, human personalities, the clash of cultures, Time and beliefs especially during the early years of Christian missionary efforts to his own beloved Japan. The Samurai starts off very slow susaku the characters seem one-dimensional.

Hasekura is one of the warriors chosen to go on this long journey that ends up taking the party all samurzi way to Rome. At first Endo’s style seems so straightforward you wonder if he’s laid all his cards on the table, but there’s much more going on underneath the surface. He sought out only the ugly, the wretched, the miserable and the sorrowful.

Western idealism and eastern pragmatism. Thus begins a multi-year journey that ends in failure before Hasekura returns home. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I recommend against this book if you are impatient or someone who needs clearly defined “good guys” and “bad guys”. Indeed, the story can be read allegorically as an account of one’s spiritual pilgrimage, and the orig “Do you think He is to be found within those garish cathedrals?


Okay I kinda lied, cause for this priest some guys died. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This feels very similar to Silence which I read last year but without the same emotional energy I felt with that book.

He will always care about you. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Nevertheless, the picture of the Son of Man on the crucifix always there to suffer with us does bring comfort to the sorrowful, but it is a comfort that needs a dose of hope and salvation. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

To ask other readers questions about The Samuraiplease sign up. Colors are vivid, sounds are nearly audible, and actions leap off the page, until I can smell the salt of the sea and feel the gritty sand of the Mexican desert.

The mission was moot from the beginning, and the Japanese are constantly being manipulated by Velasco for his own gains. Repeatedly, the East and West collide in this book, and both are treated sympathetically and honestly.

Jan 15, Gene rated it liked it. The hypocrisy, the selfishness, and the ever-moving tides of power who are never reluctant to swallow a few middle-men who never had a chance to survive in this endoo. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Yet, mixed with this is genuine Christian humility and, at times generosity.