The Resource Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn, Lafcadio Hearn; Andrei Codrescu

Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn, Lafcadio Hearn; Andrei Codrescu

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Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn
Title
Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn
Statement of responsibility
Lafcadio Hearn; Andrei Codrescu
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A collection of twenty-eight brilliant and strange stories, inspired by Japanese folk tales and written by renowned Western expatriate Lafcadio HearnLafcadio Hearn (1850–1904) was one of the nineteenth century’s best-known writers, his name celebrated alongside those of Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson. Born in Greece and raised in Ireland, Hearn was a true prodigy and world traveler. He worked as a reporter in Cincinnati, New Orleans, and the West Indies before heading to Japan in 1890 on a commission from Harper’s. There, he married a Japanese woman from a samurai family, changed his name to Koizumi Yakumo, and became a Japanese subject. An avid collector of traditional Japanese tales, legends, and myths, Hearn taught literature and wrote his own tales for both Japanese and Western audiences. Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn brings together twenty-eight of Hearn’s strangest and most entertaining stories in one elegant volume.Hearn’s tales span a variety of genres. Many are fantastical ghost stories, such as “The Corpse-Rider,” in which a man foils the attempts of his former wife’s ghost to haunt him. Some are love stories in which the beloved is not what she appears to be: in “The Story of Aoyagi,” a young samurai narrowly escapes the wrath of his lord for marrying without permission, only to discover that his wife is the spirit of a willow tree. Throughout this collection, Hearn’s reverence for Japan shines through, and his stories provide insights into the country’s artistic and cultural heritage.With an introduction by Andrei Codrescu discussing Hearn’s life and work, as well as a foreword by Jack Zipes, Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn provides a unique window into one writer’s multicultural literary journey
Cataloging source
DE-B1597
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Hearn, Lafcadio
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other
LC call number
PS1916
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Codrescu, Andrei
  • Zipes, Jack
  • De Gruyter
Series statement
Oddly Modern Fairy Tales
Series volume
19
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General
Target audience
specialized
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Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn, Lafcadio Hearn; Andrei Codrescu
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • From Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (1904)
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • TALES
  • From Out of the East: Reveries and Studies in New Japan (1897)
  • From Shadowings (1900)
  • From A Japanese Miscellany: Strange Stories, Folklore Gleanings, Studies Here & There (1901)
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691189659
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691189659
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)527233
  • (DE-B1597)9780691189659
Label
Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn, Lafcadio Hearn; Andrei Codrescu
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • From Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (1904)
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • TALES
  • From Out of the East: Reveries and Studies in New Japan (1897)
  • From Shadowings (1900)
  • From A Japanese Miscellany: Strange Stories, Folklore Gleanings, Studies Here & There (1901)
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691189659
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691189659
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)527233
  • (DE-B1597)9780691189659

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