The Final Martyrs

The Final Martyrs

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Overview

An affirmation of faith and identity by Japan's leading Christian novelist.

Eleven short, deeply spiritual stories ranging from autobiographical serendipities to solemn, empathetic parables. The title story is set during the 18th-century Shogunate persecution of Christians in Japan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811218115
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Series: NEW DIRECTIONS PAPERBOOK
Edition description: Translatio
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,012,114
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Shusaku Endo (1923–1996) is widely regarded as one of the most important Japanese authors of the late twentieth century. He won many major literary awards and was nominated for the Nobel Prize several times. His novel Silence was recently made into a major film directed by Martin Scorsese.

Van C. Gessel is a professor of Japanese at Brigham Young University, and has a Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University. After joining the Church of Latter-day Saints in 1968, Gessel served as a missionary to Japan from 1970-71. He was given a lifetime achievement award from the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture of Columbia University for his translations of modern Japanese fiction.

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