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"Silence" (dt. Schweigen) ist der wichtigste Roman des gefeierten japanischen Autors Shusaku Endo. Er verursachte nach seiner Veröffentlichung im Jahr 1966 eine große Kontroverse in Japan. Shusaku Endo, ein japanischer Katholik, erzählt die Geschichte zweier portugiesischer Missionare, die im siebzehnten Jahrhundert in Japan versuchen, die dortige unterdrückte christliche Bewegung zu unterstützen.

1638 bricht Pater Sebastião Rodrigues nach Japan auf, um der Wahrheit hinter den undenkbaren Gerüchten, dass sein berühmter Lehrer Ferreira seinem Glauben abgeschworen habe, nachzugehen. Nach seiner Ankunft erlebt er die brutale und unmenschliche Verfolgung der Christen. Angesichts der Ereignisse in einer Gesellschaft, die keine Toleranz kennt und in der der Tod an der Tagesordung ist, stellt der Autor die immerwährende Frage: Wie kann Gott zu all dem schweigen?
©1969 / 2015 / 2017 Monumenta Nipponica / Septime Verlag / Finch&Zebra / Shusaku Endo. Übersetzung von Ruth Linhart (P)2017 Finch & Zebra, Buss & Thielen GbR

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  • Bob Jones, PhD
  • 22-09-18

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Be careful ordering this, the Audible is in GERMAN! Yes, the description is in German too. But, I went from the book description right to the Audible and didn't notice the damn thing is not in English. I feel totally ripped-off by Amazon and Audible. There does not seem to be a way to return an Audible for refund. So, lesson learned. But, who would have thought the book in English that they'd be selling a German audible without a pretty visible warning.

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  • Kathy
  • 28-03-17

NOT IN ENGLISH

Be careful! This book is not in English and you will waste your money or your credit.

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  • Taylor
  • 10-04-18

Not in English...

BEWARE! This isn’t in English, it’s in German! It was a waste of a credit!

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  • Kathleen Mundie
  • 03-04-18

Not in English!!

I downloaded this book to read for my book club, but didn’t see the notice that it was in German. I’ve wasted a credit and furious!! What a ripoff!!

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