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In Ghostly Japan (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)

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The Japanese have two kinds of ghosts in their folklore—the spirits of the dead, and the spirits of the living. This classic of Japanese literature invites you to take your choice, if you dare.

In Ghostly Japan collects twelve ghostly stories from Lafcadio Hearn, deathless images of ghosts and goblins, touches of folklore and superstition, salted with traditions of the nation. While some of these stories contain nightmare imagery worthy of a midnight creature feature, others are not ghostly or ghastly at all. "Bits of Poetry" offers an engaging study on verse, and "Japanese Buddhist Proverbs" explains the meaning of several aphorisms based on Japanese cultural references.

Whether you're looking to spot the demons that walk among us, or simply to enjoy the prose of a legendary craftsman, In Ghostly Japan affords countless delights. Stories include:

  • "Fragment" about a young pilgrim who encounters a mountain of skulls
  • "Ingwa-banashi" about a dying wife who bequeaths a rival a sinister legacy
  • "A Passional Karma" about a spectral beauty who returns for her handsome samurai lover

Synopsis:

Twelve ghostly stories from celebrated author Lafcadio Hearn

Synopsis:

In Ghostly Japan collects twelve stories from celebrated author Lafcadio Hearn. Some of these stories are ghostly and ghastly, while others are wonderfully benign. Whether he's telling a ghost story or explaining a Buddhist proverb, Hearn's writings are never less than enthralling.

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:
9780804836616
Author:
Hearn, Lafcadio
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
arn, Lafcadio
Author:
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Author:
earn, Lafcadio
Author:
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Subject:
General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Japanese; literature; ghosts; ghost; ghost stories
Subject:
ghost stories; ghost stories for adults; japanese horror; supernatural books; japanese books; japanese horror stories; japanese stories; traditional ghost stories; yurei; yokai; japanese legends; japanese myths; traditional japanese; japanese demons; japa
Subject:
ghost stories ; ghost stories for adults ; japanese horror
Subject:
japanese legends ; japanese myths ; traditional japanese ; japanese demons ; japanese monsters ;
Subject:
japanese horror stories ; japanese stories ; traditional ghost stories ;
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
258
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 9 oz

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History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » Modern 1868 to 1945
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Twelve ghostly stories from celebrated author Lafcadio Hearn
"Synopsis" by , In Ghostly Japan collects twelve stories from celebrated author Lafcadio Hearn. Some of these stories are ghostly and ghastly, while others are wonderfully benign. Whether he's telling a ghost story or explaining a Buddhist proverb, Hearn's writings are never less than enthralling.
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