Lafcadio Hearn

by Nina H. Kennard

Publisher: University Press of the Pacific

Written in English
Cover of: Lafcadio Hearn | Nina H. Kennard
Published: Pages: 420 Downloads: 864
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  • Biography: general,
  • Literary,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Fiction,
  • American - General
  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages420
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8423992M
    ISBN 101410209989
    ISBN 109781410209986

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  Lafcadio Hearn () was born on the Greek island of Lefkas, the son of an Anglo-Irish surgeon in the British army and a Greek mother. After his parent's divorce when he was six, he was brought up in Dublin by a great aunt. At the age of nineteen, he went to America, eventually ending up in New Orleans as a newspaper : Tuttle Publishing. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories, such as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In the United States, Hearn is also known for his writings about the city of New Orleans based on his ten-year stay in that city. Lafcadio Hearn’s illustrated columns have survived thanks to the NEH-funded Mississippi Valley Newspaper Project. The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities supported the collecting and scanning of his woodcut images, which appear in Delia LaBarre’s book, The New Orleans of Lafcadio Hearn.   In his introduction to The Selected Writings of Lafcadio Hearn, the editor Malcolm Cowley was by turns critical and complimentary. He found Hearn’s writing for newspapers in Cincinnati and New Orleans guilty of “a purple style.” Of Hearn’s New Orleans novels, Cowley said, “The atmosphere is more important than the story.”.

Read Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn online by Lafcadio Hearn at , the free online library full of thousands of classic books. Now you can read Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn free from the comfort of your computer or mobile phone and enjoy other many other free books by Lafcadio Hearn.   Lafcadio Hearn (–) was instrumental in introducing Western readers to Japanese culture and literature. Raised in Dublin and a longtime resident of the United States, the writer, translator, and teacher adopted Japanese citizenship and served as Professor of English Literature at the Imperial University of Tokyo/5(5). Need help? Please read our short guide how to send a book to Kindle.

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A classic book of ghost stories from one of the world’s leading Lafcadio Hearn book writers, the author of In Ghostly Japan and Japanese Fairy Tales. Published just months before Lafcadio Hearn’s death inKwaidan features several stories and a brief nonfiction study on insects: butterflies, mosquitoes, and ants.

The tales included are reworkings of both written and oral Japanese. Lafcadio Hearn has books on Goodreads with ratings.

Lafcadio Hearn’s most popular book is Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (in Greek: Πατρίκιος Λευκάδιος Χερν, aka Koizumi Yakumo, in Japanese: 小泉八雲) was born in the island of Lefkas (aka Lefkada), Greece.

He was a son of an army doctor Charles Hearn from Ireland and a Greek woman Rosa Cassimati (in Greek: Ρόζα Αντωνίου Κασιμάτη)/5.

Half-Irish, half Greek, Lafcadio Hearn lived as an adult in Japan and helped to 'translate' its 19th Century culture for the West.

First published inKwaidan is a collection of 17 'supernatural' stories (some no more than four pages long). Most of these are drawn from Japanese folklore/5(48). The stories themselves are great, and the way Hearn writes is very smooth and not boring.

This is a book everyone should have a copy of if they are interested in short stories, or Japan. This is the kind of book you can re-read in a few months and still enjoy/5(46). Lafcadio Hearn was an Irish writer who adopted Japan as his home when he arrived there at the age of Hearn retold numerous Japanese tales of old in his works, before dying at the age of 54, with Kwaidan being published just before his death in Kwaidan is divided into two sections: Ghost Stories and Insect Studies/5(11).

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A singular figure in American letters, Lafcadio Hearn had a life as complex as his Lafcadio Hearn book. Born in the Ionian Islands to a Greek mother and an Irish father, he was abandoned by his parents, raised in boarding schools, and then sent penniless to the United States, where he began a career as a newspaper journalist.

His books include The. Half-Irish, half Greek, Lafcadio Hearn lived as an adult in Japan and helped to 'translate' its 19th Century culture for the West. First published inKwaidan is a collection of 17 'supernatural' stories (some no more than four pages long).

Most of these are drawn from Japanese folklore. Several feature buddhist priests who outsmart evil /5(47). Lafcadio Hearn Day breaks through the flying wrack, over the infinite heaving of the sea, over the low land made vast with desolation.

It is a spectral dawn: a wan light, like the light of a dying sun. Looking for books by Lafcadio Hearn. See all books authored by Lafcadio Hearn, including Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, and The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories, and more on Lafcadio Hearn, a profoundly homeless world-class writer Subject of an exhibition at Dublin Writers Centre, he is little known here but famous in Japan and a cult figure in France and the US.

Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Lafcadio Hearn books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (怪談, Kaidan, also Kwaidan (archaic)), often shortened to Kwaidan ("ghost story"), is a book by Lafcadio Hearn that features several Japanese ghost stories and a brief non-fiction study on insects.

It was later used as the basis for a movie called Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi in "In the letters [among] themselves, Lafcadio Hearn seems to have had a greater desire to visualize his mother than to seek the comradeship of a brother. The remote and inaccessible seemed always to be nearest his heart." - Henry Tracy Kneeland - "Lafcadio's Brother" Atlantic Monthly - "Dear Brother, - I waited very anxiously for your.

An ape of gods: the art and thought of Lafcadio Hearn by Yu, Beongcheon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   NOVEMBER 5, LAFCADIO HEARN (–), the peripatetic author famous for his writings on Japan, is having a remarkable moment in One hundred and fifteen years after his death, Hearn.

This is a collection of traditional Japanese ghost stories, followed by three charming essays about butterflies, mosquitoes, and ants in Japanese culture. The famous film of the same name by Masaki Kobayashi actually uses stories from three different Lafcadio Hearn works, two of which are from Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things/5.

Lafcadio Hearn, writer, translator, and teacher who introduced the culture and literature of Japan to the West. Hearn grew up in Dublin.

After a brief and spasmodic education in England and France, he immigrated to the United States at He settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, working at various menial. Hearn () was himself—as the title of Jonathan Cott’s biography has it—a “wandering ghost.” The child of a Greek woman and an Irish surgeon-general, he was christened Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, the Lafcadio being an Englishing of his natal island of Lefkado.

The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Lafcadio Hearn (Hearn, Lafcadio, ) Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article. Hearn, Lafcadio, Books and Habits From the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn, ed. by John Erskine (Gutenberg text) Hearn, Lafcadio,trans.: Chin Chin Kobakama (illustrated HTML at ).

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Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. Find in a library; All sellers» Interpretations of Literature, Volume 2. Lafcadio Hearn. Dodd, Mead, - English literature. 0 Reviews. Interpretations of Literature, Volume 1. The Boy Who Drew Cats and Other Japanese Fairy Tales (Dover Childrens Thrift Classics) by Hearn, Lafcadio and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In Ghostly Japan collects twelve ghostly stories from Lafcadio Hearn, deathless images of ghosts and goblins, touches of folklore and superstition, salted with traditions of the This classic of Japanese literature invites you to take your choice if you dare/5.

Lafcadio Hearn eBooks. Buy Lafcadio Hearn eBooks to read online or download in PDF or ePub on your PC, tablet or mobile device. Lafcadio HEARN ( - ) Most of the following Kwaidan, or Weird Tales, have been taken from old Japanese books,— such as the Yaso-Kidan, Bukkyo-Hyakkwa-Zensho, Kokon-Chomonshu, Tama-Sudare, and Hyaku-Monogatari.

A singular figure in American letters, Lafcadio Hearn (&#;) had a life as complex as his heritage. Born in the Ionian Islands to a Greek mother and an Irish father, he was abandoned by his parents, raised in boarding schools, and Brand: Library of America. The publication of a new volume of Lafcadio Hearn's exquisite studiesof Japan happens, by a delicate irony, to fall in the very month whenthe world is waiting with tense expectation for news of the latestexploits of Japanese battleships.5/5(1).

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg."[Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn] is a uniquely transcultural kind of storytelling—something that feels familiar to Western audiences despite being wrapped in entirely different histories and cultural codes While the stories in the book are over a hundred years old.

"Out of this year’s vast ocean of photography books, Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, stands out for me. Written by Lafcadio Hearn over a century ago, and now brilliantly illustrated with accompanying photographs by award-winning photographer Hiroshi Watanabe, these folk stories are revitalized in this new edition."/5(4).