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ISBN-10: 4805308737
ISBN-13: 9784805308738
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date: 10/15/2007
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.10" W, 0.80" H

Lafcadio Hearn’s Japan: An Anthology of His Writings on the Country and It’s People

Editor: Donald Richie

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Price: $16.95

Overview

This collection of writings from Lafcadio Hearn paints a rare and fascinating picture of pre-modern Japan.

Over a century after his death, author, translator, and educator Lafcadio Hearn remains one of the best-known Westerners ever to make Japan his home. 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 a reliable and enthusiastic observer who faithfully recorded detailed accounts of the people, customs, and culture of late 19th-century Japan. Opening and closing with excerpts from Hearn’s final books, Richie’s astute selection from among over 4,000 printed pages 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 people themselves.

The 18 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

    Through Lafcadio Hearn’s Japan, discover turn-of-the-century Japan through the eyes of a talented and eloquent observer.

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    Details

    ISBN-10: 4805308737
    ISBN-13: 9784805308738
    Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
    Publish Date: 10/15/2007
    Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.10" W, 0.80" H
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