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Hearn, Lafcadio 1850-1904

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Works: 3,132 works in 8,757 publications in 10 languages and 94,545 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence  Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Historical fiction  Literature  Horror fiction  Fairy tales 
Subject Headings: Authors, American  Journalists 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator, Compiler, Composer, Conceptor, Adapter, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Artist
Classifications: PS1917, 813.4
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Kwaidan; stories and studies of strange things by Lafcadio Hearn( )

154 editions published between 1904 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 4,231 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( )

101 editions published between 1888 and 2019 in English and French and held by 3,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travelling south from New Orleans to the Islands, you pass through a strange land into a strange sea, by various winding waterways
Japan, an attempt at interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

169 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The crime of Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole France( Book )

78 editions published between 1869 and 2011 in English and held by 1,964 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
Glimpses of unfamiliar Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

168 editions published between 1894 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an interpreter of Japan to the West, Lafcadio Hearn was without parallel in his time. His numerous books about that country were read with a fascination that was a tribute to his keen powers of observation and the vividness of his descriptions. Today, even though Japan has changed greatly from what it was when he wrote about it, his writing is still valid, for it captures the essence of the country - an essence that has actually changed a good deal less than outward appearances might suggest. In a word, the Japanese character and the Japanese tradition are still fundamentally the same as Hearn described
Kokoro : hints and echoes of Japanese inner life by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

140 editions published between 1879 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,856 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
Out of the east : reveries and studies in new Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

92 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book dealing with the marvels and mysteries of Japan
The romance of the Milky Way, and other studies & stories by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

63 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in English and held by 1,414 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
In ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

92 editions published between 1899 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Some Chinese ghosts by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

83 editions published between 1887 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,388 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( )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) prowled the streets of New Orleans from 1877 to 1888 before moving on to a new life and global fame as a chronicler of Japan. Hearn's influence on our perceptions of New Orleans, however, has unjustly remained unknown. In ten years of serving as a correspondent and selling his writing in such periodicals as the New Orleans Daily Item, Times-Democrat, Harper's Weekly, and Scribner's Magazine he crystallized the way Americans view New Orleans and its south Louisiana environs. Hearn was prolific, producing colorful and vivid sketches, vignettes, news articles, essays, t
Japanese fairy tales by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

36 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,158 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."
Exotics and retrospectives by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

82 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,095 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
Two years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

89 editions published between 1889 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,088 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
La tentation de saint Antoine by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

43 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,034 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
Shadowings by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

55 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 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 )

38 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

58 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and held by 901 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
Gleanings in Buddha-fields : studies of hand and soul in the Far East by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

67 editions published between 1837 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 855 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
Life and literature by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

42 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Kwaidan; stories and studies of strange things
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Chita: a memory of Last IslandJapan, an attempt at interpretationGlimpses of unfamiliar JapanKokoro : hints and echoes of Japanese inner lifeOut of the east : reveries and studies in new JapanIn ghostly JapanSome Chinese ghostsInventing New Orleans : writings of Lafcadio Hearn
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)

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 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 scriitor japonez

Lafcadio Hearn scrittore statunitense

Lafcadio Hearn shkrimtar japonez

Lefcada

Lefcas

Leucas

Patricius Lafcadius Hearn

Xiaoquan, Bayun 1850-1904

Yakoumo, Koizoumi

Yakumo, Koizumi

Yakumo, Koizumi 1850-1904

Λευκάδιος Χερν

Герн Л

Герн Л. 1850-1904

Герн Лефкадіо

Коидзуми Я. 1850-1904

Коиздуми Я. 1850-1904

Лафкадио Хърн

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

האירן, לאפקאדיא

האירן, לאפקאדיא 1850־1904

לפקדיו הרן סופר אירי

لافکادیو هرن

कोइजुमी, याकुमो

고이즈미 야쿠모

고이즈미 야쿠모 1850-1904

소경팔운 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

小泉八雲 1850-1904

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