Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn

Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn

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"Lafcadio 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"--Back cover.
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780691167756
0691167753
Branch Call Number: 398.20952 H3513j 2019
Characteristics: xii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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