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

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Kwaidan translates as "weird tales," and that describes perfectly the haunting stories collected in this unforgettable volume. Author Lafeadio Hearn writes in prose so simple and direct it crawls like goosebumps up the reader's spine. The weird, ghostly legends collected here emit perfectly the chilly atmosphere of Old Japan. Stories include the one of Loichi, the blind biwa player who was called to perform for the dead; of Muso, the journeying priest who encountered a man-eating goblin; of the samurai who outwitted a cunning ghost. Beyond the 17 stories collected here are three "Insect Studies"--brilliant nature pieces in which humans compare all too closely with insects. Innocuous and harmless on the surface, these stories carry unforgettable echoes. Fans of Lafeadio Hearn will rejoice at this new edition of his collected works, while newcomers to his style can enter for the first time his very strange and haunting universe.

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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