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The Samurai (Shusaku Endo) – book review

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Madame De La Fayette. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description The Samurai, without doubt one of the late Shusaku Endo’s finest works, seamlessly combines historical fact with novelist’s imaginings.

Set in the period preceding the Christian persecutions in Japan, The Samurai traces the steps of some samufai the first Japanese to set foot on European soil. The emissaries set sail inaccompanied by an ambitious Franciscan missionary who hopes to bargain trading privileges with the West for the right to head his order in Japan. 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.


In fact, the enterprise has been futile from the start and the mission returns to Japan where the political tides have shifted: In the face of disillusionment and death, samurai Rokuemon’s only support and solace come from the spiritual lord he is not even sure he believes in.

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El Samurai

Cortes and Montezuma Maurice Collis. The Accompanist Nina Berberova. The Samurai Shusaku Endo. Back cover copy The Samurai, without doubt one of the late Shusaku Endo’s finest works, seamlessly combines historical fact with novelist’s imaginings.

The Samurai

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. Along the way, they endure not only the hardships of the journey but priest, who believes that their conversion will gain him the appointment as Bishop of Japan, convinces them that they will succeed only if they convert to Christianity, and reluctantly they agree.


Failure, however, is their only reward. After years of wandering, they return to Japan, where they face shame and persecution.

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The result is an expansive novel of astonishing power and insight. Strongly recommended for all collections.

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