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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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Write a customer review. This feels very similar to Silence which I read last year but without the same emotional energy I felt with that book. Foi uma surpresa e recomendo.

While Silence tore me apart inside, this book’s impact was milder. 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 world he never sought out and the loss of the homeland and family to which he is devoted. Gessel ; he manages to convey not only scenery, but mood, attitude, and tone simply with word choice.

The Samurai switches backwards and forwards between two perspectives. Further impressed with Japanese spiritual after reading this. He convinces the local shogun to send a delegation of Japanese to Nueva Espana Mexico for the stated purpose of opening up trade relations, but also to give Velasco more authority in the Catholic church, which will he thinks make it easier for him to convert the Japanese people.

Open Preview See a Problem? Some “big” things we have no problem trusting Him for, but in some smaller areas of life we shut out his commands because we fear they would deter us from accomplishing His will. His writing is stunning and beautiful in its very understated simplicity. His writing is well paced and delicate. Hasekura is a sympathetic character throughout the book – trapped between powers much greater than he is, he must continually bend to their will.


That’s why, when a Japanese Lord starts to be interested in trading with Mexico, he soonly realises it is now or never if he wants to fulfill his ambition: Jul 17, Lucas rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

July External links: 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 Me An amazing book.

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The priest came back, that big dummy, He got caught, and had an upset tummy. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. But Gessel takes that text and makes it into something that is easy and enjoyable eneo a Westerner to read without feeling completely lost. Repeatedly, the East and West collide in this book, and both are treated sympathetically and honestly.

Fine book that transcends cliched depictions of Japanese culture and clandestine religious orders. I think so far, he’s the only non-western author that I’ve read who deals with Christianity. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The other half, in the eneo person, follows one of the Japanese envoys, Hasekura, who is mostly referred to as simply “the samurai”.

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The arduous journey lasts four years, and the Japanese travel from Mexico to Rome, where they are persuaded that the success of their mission depends on their conversion willy-nilly to Christianity. Again, great great book. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

The book is a little slow at the beginning, but becomes very meaningful for the last third of the book. This novel does a great job of looking at how convoluted faith in God can be. The Samurai Shusaku Endo. Both characters are very real, and both are compelling. Except for the samurai, who are bound in their ignorance, everyone has an ulterior motive, an ambition, and nothing is what it seems.


C’mon is shows the true story of samurai’s visiting Mexico in the ‘s and then going on to visit the Vatican, seriously. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Read more Read less. In The SamuraiEndo takes people and situations that actually did happen and adds kind of a speculative side to it.

Having read its synopsis at the eo cover, I had no choice but kept going because, instead, it is a story of a low-ranking warrior named Rokuemon Hasekura chosen in in the Tokugawa Period t 3. Even in translation, Endo’s writing is beautiful compliments to the translator, Van C. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? At the same time he does this, he is able to be invisible enough so that you can really feel Endo’s individual voice and style.

Lists with This Book. Paperbackpages. English Choose a language for shopping. A warm spring sun was shining on the waves, and the clouds floating in the sky were as soft as cotton. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Sanurai is my understanding that this piece of fiction is autobiographical when it comes to the authors own relationship with Jesus.

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