Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1904
Genre: Japan
ISBN: IND:30000005346147

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Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-06-24
Genre: History
ISBN: 4805310251

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This is a complete, two-volume set of one of the greatest books on 19th century Japanese history and culture. Though Lafcadio Hearn went on to write a dozen more books on Japan, this collection of first impressions remains his most popular. Among the reasons is that here, more than anywhere else, the author most vividly captured a place that so affected him that he stayed for the rest of his life. The modern reader can still, through these pages, experience that "first charm of Japan, intangible and volatile as a perfume." Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan combines two volumes of a work that first appeared in 1894. In the pages of this book are the customs, the superstitions, the charming scenery, the revelations of Japanese character, and all the other elements that Lafcadio Hearn found so bewitching. Here, for example, are essays on such subjects as the Japanese garden, the household shrine, the festivals, and the bewildering Japanese smile—all aspects of Japanese life that have endured in spite of the changes that have taken place during the modernization of Japan. The Japanese character and the Japanese tradition are still fundamentally the same as Hearn found them to be, and for this reason his writing is still extremely revealing to modern readers. This edition also contains a new foreword by noted writer and examiner of Japanese culture Donnie Richie that puts Lafcadio Hearn and his classic works into perspective for readers just discovering Hearn's writing for the first time.

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Second Series Dodo Press

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan  Second Series  Dodo Press
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-08-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1406544337

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Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), also known as Koizumi Yakumo after gaining Japanese citizenship, was an author, best known for his books about Japan. He is especially well-known for his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories, such as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. Hearn was born in Lefkada, one of the Greek Ionian Islands. He was the son of Surgeon-major Charles Hearn (of King's County, Ireland) and Rosa Antonia Kassimati, who had been born on Kythera, another of the Ionian Islands. In 1890, Hearn went to Japan with a commission as a newspaper correspondent, which was quickly broken off. It was in Japan, however, that he found his home and his greatest inspiration.

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2016-10-18
Genre: History
ISBN: 080484755X

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Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a complete, two-volume set of one of the most outstanding books on 19th century Japanese history and culture. Though Lafcadio Hearn went on to write a dozen more books on Japan, this collection of first impressions remains his most popular. Among the reasons is that here, more than anywhere else, the author most vividly captured a place that so affected him that he stayed for the rest of his life. The modern reader can still, through these pages, experience that "first charm of Japan, intangible and volatile as a perfume." Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan combines two volumes of a work that first appeared in 1894. In the pages of this book are the customs, the superstitions, the charming scenery, the revelations of Japanese character, and all the other elements that Lafcadio Hearn found so bewitching. Here, for example, are essays on such subjects as the Japanese garden, the household shrine, the festivals, and the bewildering Japanese smile—all aspects of Japanese life that have endured in spite of the changes that have taken place during the modernization of Japan. The Japanese character and the Japanese tradition are still fundamentally the same as Hearn found them to be, and for this reason, his writing is still extremely revealing to modern readers. This edition also contains a new foreword by noted writer and examiner of Japanese culture Donnie Richie that puts Lafcadio Hearn and his classic works into perspective for readers just discovering Hearn's writing for the first time.

Lafcadio Hearn s Japan

Lafcadio Hearn s Japan
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-04-11
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9781462900107

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This collection of writings from Lafcaido Hern paints a rare and fascinating picture of pre-modern Japan Over a century after his death, author, translator, and educator Lafcaido Hearn remains one of the best-known Westerners ever to make Japan his home. Almost more Japanese than the Japanese—"to think with their thoughts" was his aim—his prolific writings on things Japanese were instrumental in introducing Japanese culture to the West. In this masterful anthology, Donald Richie shows that Hearn was first and foremost a reliable and enthusiastic observer, who faithfully recorded a detailed account of the people, customs, and culture of late nineteen-century Japan. Opening and closing with excerpts from Hearn's final books, Richie's astute selection from among "over 4,000 printed pages" not including correspondence and other writing, also reveals Hearn's later, more sober and reflective attitudes to the things that he observed and wrote about. Part One, "The Land," chronicles Hearn's early years when he wrote primarily about the appearance of his adopted home. Part Two, "The People," records the author's later years when he came to terms with the Japanese themselves. In this anthology, Richie, more gifted in capturing the essence of a person on the page than any other foreign writer living in Japan, has picked out the best of Hearn's evocations. Select writings include: The Chief City of the Province of the Gods Three Popular Ballads In the Cave of the Children's Ghosts Bits of Life and Death A Street Singer Kimiko On A Bridge

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1894
Genre: Japan
ISBN: STANFORD:36105004834730

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Out of the East

 Out of the East
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 341
Release: 1895
Genre: Japan
ISBN: UCAL:$B295052

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Japan

Japan
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 541
Release: 1905
Genre: Japan
ISBN: HARVARD:HWX334

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Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1907
Genre: Japan
ISBN: UOM:39015008929633

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In Ghostly Japan

In Ghostly Japan
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 241
Release: 1903
Genre: Buddhism
ISBN: PRNC:32101068599347

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Lafcadio Hearn American Writings LOA 190

Lafcadio Hearn  American Writings  LOA  190
Author: Lafcadio Hearn,Christopher Benfey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2009-03-05
Genre: History
ISBN: UOM:39015079237098

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The writings of Hearn's American years reveal an omnivorous curiosity and an always eclectic sensibility. Some Chinese Ghosts (1887) is a stylized retelling of ancient legends, foreshadowing Hearn's later fascination with Asian themes. The exquisitely crafted novels Chita (1889), about the devastation wrought by a Louisiana hurricane, and Youma (1890) about a slave rebellion in Martinique, epitomize his writing at its most luxuriantly romantic. His extraordinary travel book Two Years in the French West Indies (1890) provides a richly impressionistic account of his long stay on Martinique and other Caribbean islands.

Writings from Japan

Writings from Japan
Author: Lafcadio Hearn,Francis King
Publsiher: Penguin Classics
Total Pages: 364
Release: 1994
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 0140434631

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Inventing New Orleans

Inventing New Orleans
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2001
Genre: History
ISBN: 1578063531

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Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) haunted the French Quarter to cover such events as the death of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen. His descriptions of the seamy side of New Orleans, tainted with voodoo, debauchery, and mystery, made a lasting impression on America. Denizens of the Crescent City and devotees who flock there for escapades and pleasures will recognize the prevailing image of New Orleans as originally imparted by Hearn's tales of corruption, of decay and benign frivolity, and of endless partying. With his writing, he virtually invented the national perception of New Orleans as a kind of alternative reality to the United States as a whole.

Japanese Ghost Stories

Japanese Ghost Stories
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-07-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780241381281

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The dead wreak revenge on the living, paintings come alive, spectral brides possess mortal men and a priest devours human flesh in these chilling Japanese ghost stories retold by a master of the supernatural. Lafcadio Hearn drew on the phantoms and ghouls of traditional Japanese folklore - including the headless 'rokuro-kubi', the monstrous goblins 'jikininki' or the faceless 'mujina' who stalk lonely neighbourhoods - and infused them with his own memories of his haunted childhood in nineteenth-century Ireland to create these terrifying tales of striking and eerie power. Today they are regarded in Japan as classics in their own right. Edited with an introduction by Paul Murray

Chita

Chita
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1889
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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