Lafcadio Hearn's Japan

An Anthology of his Writings on the Country and it's People
Original Publish Date: Apr 11, 2011
Product Number: EB00643209
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781462900107
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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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. 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

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