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An With two masterly portraits of two men who have lived their lives both physically and metaphorically under the shadow of the Akadeke volcano this cruci A priest a former priest a retired weatherman and an oily councilman potter around as a dormant volcano may or may not be about to eruptSome good passages about what it means to grow old but ultimately this was not a book that moved me Two stars

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Kazan author Shūsaku Endō

From the author of Silence this powerful novel of ideas is also a sensitive and moving depiction of the trials of old age set in the central region of Jap Volcano was originally published in 1959 and is set the town of Kagoshima on Kyushu Island which is situated at the edge of a dormant volcano Akadak Suda Kun has just retired after a long career as the Section Chief of the Surveillance Section of the regional Weather Bureau He was called the Akadak Demon as he claimed to know about the volcano than anyone else on the island despite his lack of a formal education He wishes to publish a book about his research in order to cement his reputation and agrees to help Aiba a local city councilman in a profit making scheme in exchange for financial support of his bookFather Sato is the popular leader of a small but growing Catholic church in town who has replaced Father Durand a Frenchman who was removed for committing apostasy Durand embittered by his fall receives freuent visits by Sato but he belittles his former assistant and his plans to build a sanctuary for his followers on the side of the volcanoSuda and Durand are felled by serious illness and are faced with their own mortality At the same time Akadak is showing signs of renewed life after decades of dormancy which threaten the plans of Aiba and Father Sato Suda who has proclaimed that the volcano is permanently dormant chooses to ignore clues which indicate that it is becoming active Durand actively tries to undermine Sato s position and the faith of the people he formerly ministered to Both men face their own mortality and guilt about their past behavior while the smoking volcano towers over them ominously as if in judgment of them Volcano is a superbly written and dark yet hopeful novel whose two main characters experience torment and guilt in the face of imminent death Suda s lack of compassion toward his wife and sons and Durand s lack of belief in the faith of his parishioners lead directly to the fall of each man as the volcano serves as a metaphor for both good and evil and as a symbol of the unchanging power of Nature and God

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Al work in Endo's oeuvre charts the conflicts between them which have explosive results This is the first paperback edition of one of Endo's greatest work A volcano resembles human life In youth it gives rein to the passions and burns with fire It spurts out lava But when it grows old it assumes the burden of those past evil deeds It turns deathly uiet as we now behold it Nevertheless a human being is not entirely like the volcano When we grow old will cast a backward glance upon our lives becoming fully aware of our mistakes Dr KoriyamaSome people fear no death they even challenged themselves off the limit But for most getting old is like a dream we want to avoid a nightmare You d aware lots of efforts are taken to stay young such as facelifts botox plastic surgery seeking for immortality It s like seeking a bucket of gold at the end of the rainbow Oh come on do you really want to stay alive when your dear friends are gone one by one When the world is getting crazier and crazierI d say just enjoy your old age days think of it as fall season when the leaves are fallen from the trees and the colour has it own beauty which distinguished itself from the other seasons Vulkano itu mewakili kehidupan manusia Saat muda begitu bersemangat dengan nyala api dan muntahan lava yang keluar dari dalam perutnya Namun saat usianya menua begitu diam dan menyepi seakan menangung semua tindakan perusakan yang ia lakukan di masa lalu Walau begitu manusia tidak selalu seperti sebuah vulkano Saat kita beranjak tua kita tidak henti hentinya melihat ke belakang dan menyadari semua kesalahan yang kita perbuat Dr KoriyamaAku kagum pada orang orang yang sepertinya tidak takut pada kematian mereka bahkan menantang sang kematian itu sendiri Merek yang suka olahraga ekstrim atau almarhum Steve Irwin misalnya Namun rasanya ketakutan tersebesar bagi kebanyakan orang adalah menjalani masa tua Tak heran banyak yang rela melakukan apa saja agar tetap muda facelifts botox bedah plastik dan banyak hal lain Menurutku sih ngapain takut dengan masa tua dinikmati saja dan bayangkan masa tua itu seperti musim gugur di luar negeri Warna keemasan ketika daun daun berguguran Warna yang memiliki keindahan sendiri dan membedakannya dari musim musim yang lain


10 thoughts on “Kazan author Shūsaku Endō

  1. says:

    My outing into the Japanese literature has always been a rewarding experienceThis is also no exception A simple theme expou

  2. says:

    This was a melancholic book which I had some trouble connecting with despite its interesting depictions of Japanese culture

  3. says:

    Volcano was originally published in 1959 and is set the town of Kagoshima on Kyushu Island which is situated at the edge of a dormant volcano Akadaké Suda Kun has just retired after a long career as the Section Chief of the Surveillance Section of the regional Weather Bureau He was called the Akadaké Demon as he claimed to know about the volcano than anyone else on the island despite his lack of a formal education H

  4. says:

    A priest a former priest a retired weatherman and an oily councilman potter around as a dormant volcano may or may not be about to eruptSome good passages about what it means to grow old but ultimately this was

  5. says:

    I loved Volcano and finished it in just a few days Endō uses beautiful language to tell a story and delve into 2 men’s reflective gaze into their lives Central to the story are the issues of compassionate love or better

  6. says:

    A petty scientific functionary retires grapples with his meaningless existence and horrible family in the shadow of a volcano which may or may not erupt Endo was a great talent and his status as a Christian offers a peculiar and distinct insight into the nature of Japanese society Less grand than his period pie

  7. says:

    I'm so glad I gave Endo a second chance after being terribly disappointed by Silence This is a much satisfactory novel The main characters are Suda a meteorologist and seismologist and Durand a catholic priest who's been expelled from the Church Both men are reaching the end of life and end up meeting in hospital after Suda has his first stroke Suda devoted the last 15 years of his career to a close study of v

  8. says:

    'A volcano resembles human life In youth it gives rein to the passions and burns with fire It spurts out lava But when it grows old it assumes the burden of those past evil deeds It turns deathly uiet as we now behold it Nevertheless a human being is not entirely like the volcano When we grow old will cast a backward glance upon our lives becoming fully aware of our mistakes' Dr KoriyamaSome people fear no death they even chall

  9. says:

    Shusako Endo was a Japanese Catholic at a time when Catholics represented less than 1% of Japan’s population and he had a very hard time re

  10. says:

    A volcano resembles human life In youth it gives rein to its passions and burns with fire It spurts out lava But when it grows old it assumes the burden of those past evil deeds and it turns as uiet as a grave You younger men can hardly fathom the pathos of this mountainAcuired after browsing the shelves of a sma

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