Shusaku “Paul” Endo

Shusaku “Paul” Endo

Birth
Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Death 29 Sep 1996 (aged 73)
Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Memorial ID 6138192 · View Source
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Award-winning novelist. Endo is generally considered Japan's greatest Christian writer. As a Christian in a predominately Buddhist society, his life experiencs made him very sensitive to the plight of minorities. For his work "Siroi Hito" (A White Man), he won Akutagawa Award for literature. He later won the Silver Bear Award for literature at the 1986 Berlin Festival. His most important novel was "Tinmoku" (Silence) in 1966, the story of a Portuguese priest in 16th century Tokugawa-shogunate ruled Japan. This work won the Tanizaki Award. Endo also wrote comial works and was interested in the occult and issues of life after death. In his last novel "Fukai Kawa" (The Deep River), he pondered the meaning of death and the possibility of reincarnation.

Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6138192
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shusaku “Paul” Endo (27 Mar 1923–29 Sep 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6138192, citing St. Ignatius Church, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .