Corrigendum: I confused The Silence, which I haven't read, with The Samurai, which I have read and which I admire. Of the former book I know nothing. I realized my error too late to correct it. Mea culpa.
Yes, Shusaku Endo’s book “Silence” is pure poison.
An apostate Catholic who wrote of Japan’s glorious martyrology with existentialist despair.
Japan’s Freemasons must have encouraged him to write it.