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Foreign Studies By Shusaku Endo

Foreign Studies by Shusaku Endo

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Summary

This title consists of three linked narratives. The first tells the story of a Japanese student in 1950s France. It is a snapshot of a young man feeling adrift in a Western country. The second is about an apostate Catholic in 17th-century Rome and the third about a scholar in 1960s France.

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Foreign Studies by Shusaku Endo

The first part, 'A Summer in Rouen', concerns Kudo, a Japanese student invited to France in the 1950s. It is a lucent snapshot of a young man who feels adrift in a Western country. The second part, 'Araki Thomas', sees Endo on familiar territoryas he tells of an apostate Japanese Catholic who has visited seventeenth-century Rome. 'And You, Too', the third part, is the story of Tanaka, a Japanese scholar of French literature who visits France in the 1960s to research the life and work of the Marquis de Sade. We soon come to see that Tanaka's quest is not simply a literary one, but spiritual and cultural too.

About Shusaku Endo

Shusaku Endo is widely regarded as one of the greatest Japanese authors of the late 20th century. He has 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 Samurai, Scandal, The Sea and Poison, and Silence.

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GOR010460405
9780720612264
0720612268
Foreign Studies by Shusaku Endo
Used - Like New
Paperback
Peter Owen Publishers
2004-09-30
240
N/A
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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