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Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)

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andlt;bandgt;This is a complete, two-volume set of one of the greatest books on 19th century Japanese history and culture.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Though Lafcadio Hearn went on to write a dozen more books on Japan, this collection of first impressions remains his most popular. Among the reasons is that here, more than anywhere else, the author most vividly captured a place that so affected him that he stayed for the rest of his life. The modern reader can still, through these pages, experience that "first charm of Japan, intangible and volatile as a perfume."andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japanandlt;/iandgt; combines two volumes of a work that first appeared in 1894. In the pages of this book are the customs, the superstitions, the charming scenery, the revelations of Japanese character, and all the other elements that Lafcadio Hearn found so bewitching. Here, for example, are essays on such subjects as the Japanese garden, the household shrine, the festivals, and the bewildering Japanese smileand#8212;all aspects of Japanese life that have endured in spite of the changes that have taken place during the modernization of Japan. The Japanese character and the Japanese tradition are still fundamentally the same as Hearn found them to be, and for this reason his writing is still extremely revealing to modern readers.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This edition also contains a new foreword by noted writer and examiner of Japanese culture Donnie Richie that puts Lafcadio Hearn and his classic works into perspective for readers just discovering Hearn's writing for the first time.

Synopsis:

An enthralling look into the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Japan

Synopsis:

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a bewitching look into a world that few Westerners saw in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—a world that still endures in many ways in spite of the changes that have taken place during the modernization of Japan.

Synopsis:

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a bewitching look into a world that few Westerners saw in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—a world that still endures in many ways in spite of the changes that have taken place during the modernization of Japan.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Lafcadio Hearnandlt;/bandgt; (1850-1904) was a confirmed Japanophile and a renowned interpreter of things Japanese to the West. Hearn's most famous work is a collection of lectures entitled andlt;iandgt;Japan: An Attempt at Interpretationandlt;/iandgt;.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805310250
Author:
Hearn, Lafcadio
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Foreword by:
Richie, Donald
Foreword:
Richie, Donald
Author:
Richie, Donald
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
World History-Japan
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
japanese culture; japanese travel; travel to japan; japanese custom; japanese history
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 bandamp;w photos; some bandamp;w lines
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.13 in

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An enthralling look into the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Japan
"Synopsis" by , Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a bewitching look into a world that few Westerners saw in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—a world that still endures in many ways in spite of the changes that have taken place during the modernization of Japan.
"Synopsis" by , Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a bewitching look into a world that few Westerners saw in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—a world that still endures in many ways in spite of the changes that have taken place during the modernization of Japan.
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