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Lafcadio Hearn's Japan: An Anthology of His Writings on the Country and Its People (Tuttle Classics)

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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.

In this masterful anthology, Donald Richie shows that Hearn was first and foremost a reliable and enthusiastic observer, who faithfully recorded a detailed account of the people, customs, and culture of late nineteen-century Japan. Opening and closing with excerpts from Hearn's final books, Richie's astute selection from among "over 4,000 printed pages" not including correspondence and other writing, 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 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

Synopsis:

Lafcadio Hearn is one of the best-known Westerners to ever make Japan his home

Synopsis:

Over one hundred years 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 helped shape Western views on Japan well into the twentieth century.

This masterful anthology compiled by Donald Richie is organized into two parts.

Part One, "The Land", chronicles Hearn's early years, when he wrote primarily about the appearance of his new home.

Part Two, "The People", records the author's later years, when he came to terms with the Japanese themselves.

Synopsis:

Over one hundred years 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 helped shape Western views on Japan well into the twentieth century.

This masterful anthology compiled by Donald Richie is organized into two parts.

Part One, "The Land", chronicles Hearn's early years, when he wrote primarily about the appearance of his new home.

Part Two, "The People", records the author's later years, when he came to terms with the Japanese themselves.

About the Author

Donald Richie, a resident of Japan since 1947, is the author of many critically acclaimed books about the country.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805308738
Author:
Hearn, Lafcadio
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Editor:
Richie, Donald
Author:
Richie, Donald
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
folklore; folklore myths and legends; japanese folklore; lafcadio hearn; history of japan
Subject:
japanese folklore; japanese legends; japanese stories; japanese literature; japanese culture; japanese literature in english; japanese history; history of japan; japan books; classic japanese literature; classic literature;
Subject:
japanese folklore ; japanese legends ; japanese stories
Subject:
classic literature
Subject:
japanese literature in english ; japanese history ; history of japan ;
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 10 oz

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Lafcadio Hearn is one of the best-known Westerners to ever make Japan his home
"Synopsis" by , Over one hundred years 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 helped shape Western views on Japan well into the twentieth century.

This masterful anthology compiled by Donald Richie is organized into two parts.

Part One, "The Land", chronicles Hearn's early years, when he wrote primarily about the appearance of his new home.

Part Two, "The People", records the author's later years, when he came to terms with the Japanese themselves.

"Synopsis" by , Over one hundred years 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 helped shape Western views on Japan well into the twentieth century.

This masterful anthology compiled by Donald Richie is organized into two parts.

Part One, "The Land", chronicles Hearn's early years, when he wrote primarily about the appearance of his new home.

Part Two, "The People", records the author's later years, when he came to terms with the Japanese themselves.

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