The Samurai

The Samurai

Book - 1997
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In the 17th Century, a Japanese trade delegation travels to Mexico accompanied by Father Velasco, a Franciscan missionary acting as interpreter. On the way he converts them, using the argument that this will assure the success of their mission. It doesn't and on their return to Japan they are persecuted for their new faith.
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 1997.
ISBN: 9780811213462
0811213463
Branch Call Number: FIC ENDO, SHUSAKU
Characteristics: 272 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Gessel, Van C.

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May 13, 2010

A sensitive novel about Japan's relationship with Christianity in the early 1600's.

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