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Collection level scope and contents note
The collection consists of letters and manuscripts related to the English translation and publication in Britain by Peter Owen Limited, of two works by the Japanese Catholic author Shusaku Endo: "The Samurai," and "Stained Glass Elegies." The first series relating to "The Samurai" includes correspondence between Endo's English translator Van C. Gessel and editor Dan Franklin, as well as publisher Peter Owen. The second series includes correspondence by Gessel and Antonia Owen....
1981-1992; Majority of material found within 1981-1984
Scope and Content note
The Shusaku Endo papers include manuscript drafts of Endo's novels "The Samurai" and "Scandal," a short story draft, and an as-yet unidentified draft. Evident in the manuscripts are Endo's corrections and notations, the additions and revisions he occasionally taped to existing manuscripts, and the work of his secretary to transcribe a clean version of the draft for later review.