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Van C. Gessel on the Radio

 

 

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Today, October 5, 2008, Van C. Gessel who served in Japan under President Edward Y. Okazaki was interviewed on KBYU Radio's Thinking Aloud Program. Van who just returned from serving as mission president in Portland Oregon, is Professor of Japanese Literature at BYU and one of Endo Shusaku's translators. Endo, a Catholic Christian, one of Japan's most celebrated authors, both in Japan and abroad, passed away in 1996. Today's discussion was about his novel Silence (Chinmoku). Here is a description for the KBYU webpage:

Silence by Shusaku Endo - 10/6/2008
 
On today's Thinking Aloud, we continue our Great Works series, featuring a masterpiece from the Great Works List of the Honors Program at Brigham Young University. We'll travel to a part of the world where the roots of Christianity are not as deep, perhaps, as in the Western World, or on the African Continent, and certainly not as deep as in the Middle East where Christianity began. The soil of Japan has not been the most fertile ground for the seeds planted by Christian missionaries. Indeed, few places have witnessed the story of Christian martyrdom quite like Japan. Join Marcus Smith with scholar Van Gesel to experience the great novel Silence, by 20th century Japanese writer Shusaku Endo.

You can listen to this interview, even in Brazil, at:

http://www.classical89.org/thinkingaloud/past.asp?d=10/6/2008