Shusaku Endo | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Paul Binding

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Shusaku Endo.
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Critical Review by Paul Binding

SOURCE: "Sad in Japan," in New Statesman & Society, Vol. 6, No. 250, April 30, 1993, p. 44.

[In the following review, Binding discusses the stories in Endo's The Final Martyrs and asserts that Endo gives a view of the power of suffering and insight into late 20th-century urban life.]

"Dogs and little birds still appear frequently in my fiction," says the novelist narrator of the story "Shadows", "but they are no mere decorations … Even today, the moist grieving eyes of dogs somehow remind me of the eyes of Christ. This Christ I speak of is, of course, not the Christ filled with assurance of his own way of life. It is the weary Christ, trampled upon by men and looking up at them from beneath their feet."

These lines are of Endo's very essence...

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