25 Jun THIRTY years separate Deep River (translated by Van C Gessel, Peter Owen, pounds ), Shusaku Endo’s most probing novel since his. 24 Jan A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Deep River by Endo Shusaku. Deep River Summary & Study Guide. Shusaku Endo. This Study Guide consists of approximately 33 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis.

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And finally for Mr Isobe, he is only recognizing his connection with his wife after she dies after telling him to look for her to be reborn somewhere in the world.

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It is thanks to Tsukada that Kiguchi is still alive. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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There is also a risk involved because if you the reader does not know that the character is mistaken, you are less likely to ask further questions of the text.

One of them had ignored his wife until her dying ple I found this novel so much more powerful that Silence, which was about a group of Portuguese missionaries who were tortured in Seventeenth Century Japan.

The character’s backgrounds are all somewhat interesting and I think Endo writes very well or has been translated very well. Isobe to search for ahusaku reborn wife. A heart-warming afternoon sparks an emotional and unexpectedly sweet ride for an unlikely pair.


He shows the growing generation gaps between characters of different ages. These and others cross paths on a seemingly innocent group tour heading to India.

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It’s both a physical and mental hardship which plays on Kiguchi even 40 years later. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. People bring death there rjver sprinkle loved ones ashes in therebut the also come to this river for ritual cleasings. It tackles the beliefs of three religions: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Noth A novel about different streams towards God and how there is a deep river that runs deep enough to handle all the craziness that goes on down here. The ending is not a neat bow on a package, but is left open the reader to write their own conclusion. Am I going to be stuck here all day? It begins with the wife of Isobe being diagnosed as terminally ill, with only a few months to live.

When enco died inonly two novels were chosen to be placed inside his coffin. Scenes that seemed like pan in the sky: Kiguchi reads a prayer for dead soldiers over the sacred River Ganges. View all 7 comments. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. However, no great events happen, no deep thoughts are offered, no great revelations are found, and ultimately, the book ends up being a rather boring read.

He’s back, and he wants more than revenge An amazing read for such a short book.


Least affecting is Numada, a aut A group of Japanese tourists travel to India to visit historic sites from the life of the Buddha, without realizing that there are few modern Buddhists there. Or is that a moral dilemma? Retrieved 25 November Share your thoughts with other customers.

Mitsuko NaruseKiguchiOsamu Isobe.

He believes that a pet bird he owns has died in his place. Using the backdrop of ‘s India and the deep spirituality of the people coming to the Ganges in pilgrimage provokes something in each of our characters to lead them further on the path of life.

Deeply ingrained in the Japanese cultural imagination “Taketori Monogatari,” or “The Old Bamboo-Hewer’s Story,” is a fascinating piece of early Japanese literature, well worth the short read. Seaside Summers Book 2. She goes shusaky India hoping to find the meaning of life.

Shusaku Endo, a Japanese Catholic, is an intriguing character himself, and so one is impelled to read more of his work.

Chapter Five, The Case of Kiguchi. Deep River – India. It must be wrong to post links to Adam Sandler movies. Feb 17, Linda rated it it was amazing Shelves: But Endo was a Roman Catholic and he knew what he believed. This article needs additional citations for verification.