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Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)

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Known primarily as an early interpreter of Japanese culture and customs, the famous writer Lafcadio Hearn also wrote ghost stories—"delicate, transparent, ghostly sketches"—about his adopted land. Many of the stories found in Kwaidan, "stories and studies of strange things," are based on Japanese tales of long ago told to him by his wife; others possibly have a Chinese origin. All have been re-colored and reshaped by Hearn's inimitable hand. Some critics attribute Hearn's fascination with eerie tales to his partial blindness. Whatever its roots, he was clearly drawn to the hidden realms of the spirit world and to strange facts and marvels. In this collection of unforgettably haunting stories, Hearn brings together "the meeting of three ways"—the austere dreams of India, the subtle beauty of Japan and the relentless science of the Western world.

This collection of supernatural tales includes:

  • A musician called upon to perform for the dead
  • Man-eating goblins
  • Insects who uncannily mimic human behavior
A perfect treat for fans of the strange and otherworldly.

Synopsis:

Kwaidan translates as "weird tales," perfectly describing this collection of haunting stories.

Synopsis:

"Kwaidan" translates from the Japanese as weird tales, which perfectly describes these haunting stories.

This collection of supernatural tales includes a musician called upon to perform for the dead, man-eating goblins, and insects who uncannily mimic human behavior. A perfect treat for fans of the strange and otherworldly.

Synopsis:

"Kwaidan" translates from the Japanese as weird tales, which perfectly describes these haunting stories.

This collection of supernatural tales includes a musician called upon to perform for the dead, man-eating goblins, and insects who uncannily mimic human behavior. A perfect treat for fans of the strange and otherworldly.

About the Author

Lafcadio Hearn was one of the first great interpreters of things Japanese for Western readers. His keen intellect, poetic imagination and clear style have ensured him a devoted readership for more than a century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804836623
Author:
Hearn, Lafcadio
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
afcadio Hearn
Author:
L
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
lafcadio hearn; japan; japanese; true ghost stories; ghost stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 10 oz

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Kwaidan translates as "weird tales," perfectly describing this collection of haunting stories.
"Synopsis" by , "Kwaidan" translates from the Japanese as weird tales, which perfectly describes these haunting stories.

This collection of supernatural tales includes a musician called upon to perform for the dead, man-eating goblins, and insects who uncannily mimic human behavior. A perfect treat for fans of the strange and otherworldly.

"Synopsis" by , "Kwaidan" translates from the Japanese as weird tales, which perfectly describes these haunting stories.

This collection of supernatural tales includes a musician called upon to perform for the dead, man-eating goblins, and insects who uncannily mimic human behavior. A perfect treat for fans of the strange and otherworldly.

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