From Cultural Alterity to the Habitations of Grace: The Evolving Moral Topography of Endo's Mudswamp Trope

Netland, John T.
September 2009
Christianity & Literature;Autumn2009, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p27
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Presents literary criticism of the book "Silence" by Shusaku Endo. It outlines how the author explores the symbolic significance of the characters found in the book. It also outlines how Endo correlated the spiritual pilgrimage and the permutation of the swamp imagery in his final novel "Deep River." The swamp trope and its implications are considered.


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