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Martin Scorsese, Shūsaku Endō, and Graham Greene

Photograph of Shūsaku Endō, signed by Endō in both Roman and Japanese script.

On April 11, 2017, on the occasion of the screening of the 2016 film Silence, based on Shūsaku Endō's novel of the same name, and a conversation with its director Martin Scorsese, staff of the Booth Family Center for Special Collections exhibited a selection of items relating to Endō and Graham Greene. Both Endō and Scorsese have cited Greene as a significant influence.

This items in the online exhibition, part of Georgetown's rich holdings of Catholic literary figures, testify to the inter-relatedness of the work of all three. See the Library’s first edition copy of the English translation of Silence, inscribed by Graham Greene to his friend Leopoldo Duran; Shūsaku Endō’s correspondence about the possibility of his novel being translated to film; original Japanese language manuscripts in Endō’s hand; and much more on the exhibition page