Here gathered in this small volume are five of the Japanese writer Shusaku Endo’s short stories exemplifying his style and his interests, presenting, as it were, Endo in a nutshell. “Unzen,” the opening story, touches on the subject of Silence, Endo’s most famous novel – that is the torture and martyrdom of Christians in seventeenth-century Japan. Next comes “A Fifty-year-old Man” in which Mr. Chiba takes up ballroom dancing and faces the imminent death of his brother and his dog Whitey. In “Japanese in Warsaw” a business man has a strange encounter; in “The Box” an old photo album and a few postcards have a tale to reveal. Finally included is “The Case of Isobe,” the opening chapter of Endo’s wonderful novel Deep River.
|notes:||Contents: Unzen, A fifty-year-old man, Japanese in Warsaw, The box, The case of Isobe.|
|subjects:||Short stories, Japanese|
|publication place:||New York|
|english publication date:||2000|
|description:||84 p. ; 18 cm.|