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Hearn, Lafcadio 1850-1904

Works: 3,195 works in 9,143 publications in 9 languages and 99,151 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence  Historical fiction  Biographies  History  Literature  Fairy tales  Novels  Horror fiction 
Subject Headings: Authors, American  Journalists 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Lyricist, Creator, Compiler, Composer, Illustrator, Adapter, Conceptor, Author of introduction, Artist
Classifications: PS1917, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Lafcadio Hearn
Kwaidan; stories and studies of strange things by Lafcadio Hearn( )

164 editions published between 1901 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 4,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hearn collects seventeen Japanese ghost stories (and a few nonfiction pieces about insects) in this 1904 volume. While most of these stories are translations from older texts, one was the first printed recording of a Japanese farmer's tale and a few others are Hearn originals. Included are accounts of ghosts who eat freshly deceased corpses, ghosts who look human during the day but stretch their necks and alter their faces at night, ghosts who bewitch their human targets, and many other ghastly figures
Chita: a memory of Last island by Lafcadio Hearn( )

102 editions published between 1888 and 2020 in English and French and held by 3,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chita is a young white girl adopted by Spanish parents. A novel based on the hurricane which struck Louisiana in 1856. The barrier island of L'Ile Dernicre was totally destroyed and swept into the sea. The story tells of good people living on the edge of an abyss and the brutality of
Japan, an attempt at interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn( )

172 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the east : reveries and studies in new Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( )

137 editions published between 1892 and 2018 in English and German and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book dealing with the marvels and mysteries of Japan
Kokoro : hints and echoes of Japanese inner life by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

144 editions published between 1879 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kokoro, meaning heart, spirit, and way of being" is a fitting title for this 1896 collection, for these fifteen essays focus on the interior life of Japan and its people. Hearn's insights into Japan's soul are unmatched by any Westerner, and his portraits of individual Japanese are as profound as his long essays on the civilization
The crime of Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole France( Book )

85 editions published between 1890 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvestre Bonnard, an elderly and highly esteemed scholar, encounters unexpected problems when he embarks upon a search for an ancient ecclesiastical literary document that takes him from Paris to Sicily and then into his own life history. For the sake of justice and love, he ends up committing acts that at best are of doubtful legality
In ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( )

102 editions published between 1849 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance of the Milky Way, and other studies & stories by Lafcadio Hearn( )

66 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in English and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of engrossing essays and odds and ends from the always-interesting writer and amateur social scientist Lafcadio Hearn encompasses a number of topics, including various folk stories from Japan and musings on literature and philosophy. Hearn's wide-ranging intellect is on full display, and as always, his thoughts are rendered in an inimitably lyrical style
Some Chinese ghosts by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

90 editions published between 1887 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hearn's ghostly fiction occupies a place unique in the history of ghost stories in the English language. Most of his ghost stories are actually retellings of Japanese (and some Chinese) legends and folktales. Utterly devoid of Gothic trappings, their tone and subject matter set them apart from their Occidental counterparts. The Penguin encyclopedia of horror and the supernatural."--Cover page 4
Inventing New Orleans : writings of Lafcadio Hearn by Lafcadio Hearn( )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) haunted the French Quarter to cover such events as the death of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen. His descriptions of the seamy side of New Orleans, tainted with voodoo, debauchery, and mystery, made a lasting impression on America. Denizens of the Crescent City and devotees who flock there for escapades and pleasures will recognize the prevailing image of New Orleans as originally imparted by Hearn's tales of corruption, of decay and benign frivolity, and of endless partying. With his writing, he virtually invented the national perception of New Orleans as a kind of alternative reality to the United States as a whole
Two years in the French West Indies by LAFCADIO HEARN( Book )

101 editions published between 1889 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume consists of writings, oberservations, and sketches of which was the result from the authors travels to the Lesser Antilles from the summer of 1887
Glimpses of unfamiliar Japan by LAFCADIO HEARN( Book )

141 editions published between 1894 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a complete, two-volume set of one of the greatest books on 19th century Japanese history and culture. 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. Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan 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 smile 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. 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."
Exotics and retrospectives by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

85 editions published between 1898 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1898 collection is split into two parts: The first, Exotics, consists of Hearn's Japanese journalism; the second, Retrospectives, contains his personal essays and reflections. Standouts are Fuji no Yama, recounting the author's grueling ascent of Mt. Fuji, and Insect Musicians, relating the now-vanished market in music-making insects
La tentation de saint Antoine by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

48 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian hermit St. Anthony spends a night in the desert beset by doubts regarding his vocation, his faith, and the concept of God, "meeting" an array of historical figures including Buddha and the Queen of Sheba
Japanese fairy tales by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

39 editions published between 1898 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 20 fairy tales from Japan including "Chin-Chin Kobakama," "The Serpent with Eight Heads," and "The Tea-Kettle."
Gleanings in Buddha-fields : studies of hand and soul in the Far East by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

83 editions published between 1837 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As of 1897, Lafcadio Hearn had already published several books eloquently introducing Japan to the English-reading world, capturing an unfamiliar glimpse of the country and its culture at a critical juncture during the Meiji years in the process. What was there left to glean? A rich harvest, in fact. "Gleanings in Buddha-Fields" is an elegant and evocative and yet imminently informative collection of diaphanously linked essays. The variety of Hearn's points of focus flow with a peculiar rhythm all his own--literature, travelogue, folklore, or the oxygen-thin heights of Buddhist philosophy--but the undertow remains his abiding interest in Japanese religion and spirituality in its many differing manifestations. From themes of karma and rebirth in contemporary love poetry and working songs to heady explications of Nirvana and Emptiness, from the old cultural capital of Kyoto to the bustling commercial center of Osaka, Hearn unfolds this topic delicately in a seemingly rambling roundabout manner in rich (sometimes just a bit overly so) language crafted to entertain, inspire, and perhaps even enlighten. Many works written about Japan by Westerners in Hearn's time hold interest nowadays merely as historical fossils of cultural interaction and tend to be embarrassingly unreliable, something not true of Hearn and his work here, combining as it does a scholarly knowledge unusual in his day, a keenly discerning eye just as rare today, and most of all a genuinely deep and abiding regard for the nation he ended up adopting as his own
Shadowings by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

58 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written while Hearn was a professor of English literature at the Imperial University of Tokyo, Shadowings (1900) consists of three sections on various subjects. The first, "Stories from Strange Books," contains six stories of horror folklore. The second section, Japanese Studies, has musings on cicadas, female Japanese names, and old Japanese songs. "Fantasies," the last section, consists of seven additional essays, including one on the "horror" and glory of Gothic architecture
Appreciations of poetry by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

40 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kottō : being Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebs by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

61 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Tuttle edition of Kotto was published in print form in 1972. Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebs, excite the curiosity and imagination of a master spinner of tales, and the result is Kotto, another Lafcadio Hearn classic about old Japan. Here Hearn spins tales from old Japanese books to illustrate some strange beliefs. They are only curios, he says laconically, but some of these legends will make your spine tingle and your heart trip faster, like the one about a waterfall called Yurei-Daki, or the Cascade of Ghosts. The ghostswere as real as their warnings, b
Life and literature by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

44 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Kwaidan; stories and studies of strange things
Chita: a memory of Last islandJapan, an attempt at interpretationOut of the east : reveries and studies in new JapanKokoro : hints and echoes of Japanese inner lifeIn ghostly JapanSome Chinese ghostsInventing New Orleans : writings of Lafcadio HearnTwo years in the French West Indies
Alternative Names
Chern, Laukadios 1850-1904

Chern Leukadios (1850-1904)

Chern, Patrikios-Leukadios 1850-1904

Han, Rafukadio

Hān, Rafukadio 1850-1904

Hearn, L

Hearn, Lacadio

Hearn Lafcadio

Hearn, Lafcaido 1850-1904

Hearn, Lafkadio 1850-1904

Hearn, Paddy.

Hearn, Paddy 1850-1904

Hearn, Patricio Lafcadio Tessima Carlos

Hearn, Patrick L. 1850-1904

Hearn, Patrick Lafcadio.

Hearn, Patrick Lafcadio 1850-1904

Hearn, Patrick Lafcadio Tessima Carlos.

Hern, Lafcadio 1850-1904

Hern, Lafkadio

Hern, Lefkadios 1850-1904

Hern, Leukadios, 1850-1904

Ho, En 1850-1904

Ho-en, La-fu-kʻa-ti-wo 1850-1904

Hoirn, Lafkadio 1850-1904

Hoirn, Lafkadyo 1850-1904

Hoizumi, Yakumo

Hoyrn, Lafkadyo 1850-1904

Hsiao-chʻüan, Pa-yün 1850-1904

Khėrn, L. (Lafkadio)

Khirn, Lafkadio

Khŭrn, Lafkadio

Koijumī, Yākumo

Koisumi, Jakumo 1850-1904

Koïsunu, Yakumo 1850-1904

Koizumi, Giakumo 1850-1904

Koizumi , Yakumo

Koizumi Yakumo 1850-1904

Lafcadio Hearn écrivain américain

Lafcadio Hearn escriptor japonès

Lafcadio Hearn escritor japonés

Lafcadio Hearn escritor xaponés

Lafcadio Hearn irlantilais-japanilainen toimittaja ja kirjailija

Lafcadio Hearn japonský spisovatel

Lafcadio Hearn pisarz tworzący po angielsku i japońsku, znany głównie z opisów kultury i folkloru Japonii

Lafcadio Hearn Schriftsteller irisch-griechischer Abstammung, dessen Werke das westliche Bild von Japan entscheidend geprägt haben

Lafcadio Hearn schrijver uit Griekenland (1850-1904)

Lafcadio Hearn scríbhneoir Seapánach

Lafcadio Hearn scriitor japonez

Lafcadio Hearn scrittore statunitense

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Patricius Lafcadius Hearn

Xiaoquan Bayun (1850-1904)

Yakoumo, Koizoumi

Yakumo, Koizumi

Yakumo, Koizumi 1850-1904

Λευκάδιος Χερν

Χέρν Λευκάδιος (1850-1904)

Герн Л

Герн Л. 1850-1904

Герн Лефкадіо

Коидзуми Я. 1850-1904

Коиздуми Я. 1850-1904

Лафкадио Хърн

Лафкадіо Герн

Хёрн Л. 1850-1904

Херн Л. П. 1850-1904

Херн, Лафкадио

Херн П. Л. К. Ч. 1850-1904

Хирн Л

Хирн Л. 1850-1904

Хирн Л. П. 1850-1904

Хирн, Лафкадио

Хърн, Лафкадио

Хэрн Л

Хэрн Л. 1850-1904

Хэрн, Л. (Лафкадио)

Якумо Коидзуми 1850-1904

Якумо Коиздуми[!] 1850-1904

Լաֆկադիո Հեռն

האירן, לאפקאדיא

האירן, לאפקאדיא 1850־1904

לפקדיו הרן סופר אירי

كويزومي ياكومو كاتب ياباني

لافکادیو هرن

कोइजुमी, याकुमो

고이즈미 야쿠모

고이즈미 야쿠모 1850-1904

소경팔운 1850-1904

소천팔운 1850-1904

헌, 라프카디오

헌, 라프카디오 1850-1904

헤른, 라프케디오 1850-1904

コイズミ, ヤクモ

コイズミ, ヤクモ 1850-1904

ハーン, L

ハーン, ラフカジオ

ハーン, ラフカジオ‏ 1850-1904

ハーン, ラフカディオ

ハーン、ラフカディオ 1850-1904

ヘルン, ラフカジヲ

ヘルン, ラフカジヲ‏ 1850-1904

ヘルン, ラフカヂヲ

ヘルン, ラフカディオ

ヘルン, ラフカディオ‏ 1850-1904

ラフカディオ・ハーン 1850-1904

小泉, 八雲

小泉, 八雲 1850-1904

小泉, 八曇


小泉八雲 1850-1904

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