Shusaku Endo | Critical Essay by Van C. Gessel

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of Shusaku Endo.
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Critical Essay by Van C. Gessel

SOURCE: Gessel, Van C. “Endô Shûsaku: His Position(s) in Postwar Japanese Literature.” Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese 27, no. 1 (April 1993): 67-74.

In the following essay, Gessel attempts to expand Endō's literary significance beyond his reputation as a Japanese Catholic writer.

It is no simple matter to define the position which Endô Shûsaku holds in contemporary Japanese letters, since he does not occupy a single, easily definable position as most of the prewar, confessional writers did. He belongs to a uniquely distinguished list of less than a dozen writers who over the last six decades have held the office of President of the Japan P.E.N. Club (that list also includes such names as Shimazaki T...

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