Volcano

Overview

From the author of Silence, this powerful novel of ideas is also a sensitive and moving depiction of the trials of old age, set in the central region of Japan
 
With two masterly portraits of two men who have lived their lives—both physically and metaphorically—under the shadow of the Akadeke volcano, this crucial work in Endo's oeuvre charts the conflicts between them, which have ...

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Overview

From the author of Silence, this powerful novel of ideas is also a sensitive and moving depiction of the trials of old age, set in the central region of Japan
 
With two masterly portraits of two men who have lived their lives—both physically and metaphorically—under the shadow of the Akadeke volcano, this crucial work in Endo's oeuvre charts the conflicts between them, which have explosive results. This is the first paperback edition of one of Endo's greatest works.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn more about Shusaku Endo and about Japanese culture."  —Beltway Literature blog 

"Quite good."  —Between the Covers blog

"[Volcano is] about  the eruption of the human soul, and the fragility of our impression of ourselves, our world, and life itself...by the finish, I felt I'd had a good, meaningful conversation."  —A Room of One's Own blog

"One of the author's finest works."  —Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780720614305
  • Publisher: Owen, Peter Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Shusako Endo (1923–1996) is widely regarded as one of the greatest Japanese authors of the late 20th century, and the nation's leading Christian novelist. Born in 1923, he won many major literary awards and was nominated for the Nobel Prize several times. His novels, which have been translated into 28 languages, include Deep River, The Final Martyrs, A Life of Jesus, ScandalSilence, and Wonderful Fool. Martin Scorsese's long-cherished film version of Silence is in production and due for release in 2013.

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