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6 edition of Wonderful fool found in the catalog.

Wonderful fool

by ShuМ„saku EndoМ„

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Published by Owen in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Japan
    • Subjects:
    • Japan -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      Translation of Obakasan.

      Statement[by] Shusaku Endo; a novel, translated from the Japanese by Francis Mathy.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ4.E563 Wo, PL849.N4 Wo
      The Physical Object
      Pagination237 p.
      Number of Pages237
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5090825M
      ISBN 100720604923
      LC Control Number74162335

      About the Author Endō Shūsaku (–) was Japan’s leading Christian writer, a prolific author of novels, stories, and plays. Among his translated works are The Samurai, Deep River, Wonderful Fool, and Foreign best-known novel, Silence, was adapted into a film by Martin Scorsese in Van C. Gessel is professor of Japanese at Brigham Young University.   I want to mention that the other book I read by Endo is Wonderful Fool, which was indeed wonderful. It is not as violent (is that the right word) as Silence, but just as piercing and thought provoking. He does a much better job of portraying a man who wants to do good (is Christ on earth) than Dostoevsky does in The Idiot. Like Like. Reply.

      Wonderful Today, subtitled The Autobiography, is the autobiography by English former fashion model and photographer Pattie Boyd, written with journalist and broadcaster Penny Junor. It was published by Headline Review in Britain, on 23 August , and by Harmony Books in the United States, where it was titled Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me. Collect Rare and Out-of-Print Books. As one of the premier rare book sites on the Internet, Alibris has thousands of rare books, first editions, and signed books available. Wonderful fool. Buy from $ The Sea and Poison. Buy from $ Silence: Picador Classic. Buy from $ Foreign Studies. Buy from $ The girl I left behind.

      Wonderful Fool, heavily influenced by Christian doctrine, addresses the degeneration of Japanese society and the way moral issues are presented in the novel reflects this. In Wonderful Fool Shusaku Endo looks upon morality as the value system defined by the Bible, where Jesus Christ is regarded as the epitome show more content.   1. Grab the book you're currently reading. 2. Find a quote which answers the question in the post above yours. 3. Tell us what book you're quoting (include author's name). 4. Find another quote from the same book (a question this time) for the next poster to answer.


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Wonderful Fool is a remarkable parable of a simple man who suddenly appears in the lives of a brother and sister who are residents of Tokyo.

Gaston Bonaparte, a physically large simplistic and seemingly naive visitor, wanders the city befriending prostitutes, a stray dog, a fortune teller and ultimately a dangerous gangster/5(16).

Wonderful Fool is a remarkable parable of a simple man who suddenly appears in the lives of a brother and sister who are residents of Tokyo. Gaston Bonaparte, a physically large simplistic and seemingly naive visitor, wanders the city befriending prostitutes, a stray dog, Wonderful fool book fortune teller and ultimately a dangerous gangster/5(11).

Obakasan ("Wonderful Fool") is one of Endo Shusaku's most popular novels, a story about a kind, innocent and naive Frenchman, who in spite of his unusual behavior changes everyone he meets for the better. Gaston Bonaparte, the “wonderful fool,” is a Christ-like figure who comes to postwar Tokyo on a sudden visit to his old pen pal Takamori/5.

Wonderful Fool by Shusaku Endo, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®. Gaston Bonaparte, a young Frenchman, visits Tokyo to stay with his pen-pal Takamori. His appearance is a bitter disappointment to his new friends.

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Wonderful Fool is the story of Gaston Bonoparte, a young Frenchman who visits Tokyo to stay with his pen-friend Takamori. Editions for Wonderful Fool: X (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), Set twelve years after the end of World War II, Wonderful Fool tells the story of Gaston (Gas) Bonaparte, a failed French seminary student and a bona fide.

In such works as Silence (), The Samurai (), and now in Wonderful Fool (published in Japan in as Obaka San), Endo has succeeded in creating a portrait of a Christian faith obstinate. - Buy Wonderful Fool (Peter Owen Modern Classics) book online at best prices in India on Read Wonderful Fool (Peter Owen Modern Classics) book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s: 8.

Wonderful Fool is the story of Gaston Bonoparte, a young Frenchman who visits Tokyo to stay with his pen-friend Takamori. Gaston is a trusting person with a simple love for others even after they have demonstrated deceit and betrayal, but his appearance and his behaviour prove a bitter disappointment and embarrassment to Takamori and his associates, as Gaston spends his time making friends.

Buy Wonderful Fool New edition by Endo, Shusaku, Mathy, Francis (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: In order for one to surpass the role of a fool and be unique in the book Wonderful Fool, written by Shusaku Endo, one must be honest, generous and not retaliate with violence whenever they are attacked mentally and physically.

Gaston, a traveling Frenchman that is obsessed with Japan is the only character which surpasses the role of a fool. Wonderful Fool; Description; Specification; Gaston Bonaparte, a young Frenchman, visits Tokyo to stay with his pen-friend Takamori.

His appearance is a bitter disappointment to his new friends and his behaviour causes them acute embarrassment, in Endo's most satirical novel about the clash of cultures.

His books, which have been translated. Wonderful fool: a novel. [Shūsaku Endō] -- Gaston Bonaparte, a young Frenchman, visits Tokyo to stay with his pen-pal Takamori.

His appearance is a bitter disappointment to his new friends and his behavior causes them acute embarrassment. "Wonderful Fool is the story of Gaston Bonaparte, a young Frenchman who visits Tokyo to stay wth his pen-friend Takamori.

Authors > Shusaku Endo – Wonderful Fool. Rumour has it that principal photography for director Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s masterpiece Silence is now complete, and postproduction work continues. It seems likely that the film will premiere at Cannes in WONDERFUL FOOL by Shusako Endo ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct.

19, A mysterious, comical stranger (who looks something like actor Fernandel, something like a horse) comes to Japan from France to stay with a former pen-pal and his sister--Takamori and Tomoe.

Why has Gaston Bonaparte come to Japan?Author: Shusako Endo. Wonderful Fool Shasaku Endo, Author, Shusaku Endo, Author, Francis Mathy, Translator Peter Owen Publishers $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. Wonderful Fool by Mike Endicott,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Buy the Paperback Book Wonderful Fool by Shusaku Endo atCanada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Gaston Bonaparte, a young Frenchman, visits Tokyo to stay with his pen-pal Takamori.

His appearance is a bitter disappointment to his new friends and his behavior causes them acute embarrassment. Wonderful Fool: Another path breaking novel in his writing career is Wonderful Fool in which Shūsaku Endō portrays the character Gaston Bonaparte, inspired from Napoleon Bonaparte.

The novel appeared first in the famous newspaper ‘Asahi Shinbun’ in It revolves around the main character Gaston, who visits his childhood pen friend in.Books with some variation of the word wonder (wonders, wonderful, wondrous, wonderland) in the title. Not a complete list. users views Wonderful Fool ADVERTISEMENT.

Wonderful Travels and Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Binette Schroeder) Wonderful .Among his translated works are The Samurai, Deep River, Wonderful Fool, and Foreign Studies. His best-known novel, Silence, was adapted into a film by Martin Scorsese in Van C.

Gessel is professor of Japanese at Brigham Young University.