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Hearn, Lafcadio 1850-1904

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Works: 2,157 works in 6,895 publications in 15 languages and 84,681 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Drama  Biography  History  Horror films  Film adaptations  Christian fiction  Anecdotes 
Subject Headings: Authors, American  Journalists 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Other, Compiler, Composer, Author of introduction, Conceptor, zxx
Classifications: PS1917,
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Kwaidan; stories and studies of strange things by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

277 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hybrid beast that devours dreams; a flesh-eating spectre from the graveyards of hell; a shape-shifting phantom with no face; a demonic decapitator of babies; a huge goblin-spider that drinks human blood: all these plus many more strange and sinister creatures feature in the kwaidan ("ghost stories") collated by the author ... during his 14-year stay in Japan.--[p.4] of cover
Japan, an attempt at interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

164 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholar and travel writer Lafcadio Hearn spent decades in Japan, eventually adopting it as his home country. Perhaps more than any other single writer, Hearn is responsible for documenting and interpreting Japan for Western audiences. In this engrossing volume, Hearn undertakes his most comprehensive comparative analysis of Japanese culture
Kokoro : hints and echoes of Japanese inner life by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

161 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a lifelong scholar and observer of Japanese culture, Lafcadio Hearn was deeply familiar with the beliefs, attitudes, worldviews, and habits of the country's populace. In this inspiring book, he distills a lifetime worth of knowledge into a series of tips and suggestions that readers can use to cultivate the tranquility and balance that so many Japanese men and women seem to radiate
The crime of Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole France( Book )

80 editions published between 1869 and 2011 in English and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the sentimental story of an old man and his cat who is confronted with worldly ways at a late age
Chita : a memory of Last Island by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

84 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a young orphan girl who is adopted by a family living on the Gulf Coast of New Orleans"--Provided by publisher
Out of the east : reveries and studies in new Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

118 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book dealing with the marvels and mysteries of Japan
Japanese fairy tales by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

46 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,053 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."
Interpretations of literature by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

62 editions published between 1915 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures to his students while he held the chair of English literature in the university of Tokyo from 1896-1902
Some Chinese ghosts by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

87 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,026 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
Two years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

71 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 958 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
The romance of the Milky Way, and other studies & stories by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

80 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in English and French and held by 958 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
Appreciations of poetry by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

42 editions published between 1916 and 1990 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exotics and retrospectives by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

81 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 925 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
In ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

76 editions published between 1899 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1899 collection of essays contains some chilling ghost stories, but it is primarily a study of the cultural significance of ghosts and the occult in Japan. Hearn's astonishing ability to penetrate a foreign sensibility and convey a portion of its mysterious essence to Western readers, without in the process traducing his subject, is alluring
Glimpses of unfamiliar Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

207 editions published between 1894 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 886 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 Hear
The temptation of Saint Antony by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

41 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A book that deeply influenced young Freud and was the inspiration for many artists, The Temptation of Saint Anthony was Flaubert's lifelong work, thirty years in the making. Based on the story of the third-century saint who lived on an isolated mountaintop in the Egyptian desert, it is a fantastical rendering of one night during which Anthony was besieged by carnal temptations and philosophical doubt." "This Modern Library Paperback Classic reproduces the distinguished Lafcadio Hearn translation, which translator Richard Sieburth calls "a splendid period piece from one of America's premier translators of nineteenth-century French prose. In Lafcadio Hearn's Latinate rendering, Flaubert's experimental drama of the modern consciusness reads as weirdly as its oneiric original.""--BOOK JACKET
Gleanings in Buddha-fields : studies of hand and soul in the Far East by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

90 editions published between 1837 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1897 collection focuses on Hearn's perceptions of his newly adopted country of Japan through the lens of Buddhism. His beautiful musings on the juxtaposition between a children's playground and death vivify the Buddhist idea of dying. His reminiscence on a trip to Kyoto places the reader there, and his meditation on Nirvana is amazingly clear
Shadowings by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

59 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 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
Books and habits by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

39 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, individually published between 1915 and 1917, originated as lectures Hearn delivered to Japanese students at the University of Tokyo. They constitute one of the first attempts by a Western critic to interpret Western culture to the East. Chapters are dedicated to Western attitudes to women, poetry, the Bible, and an overview of Western literary influences
Kwaidan by Zhengshu Xiaolin( Visual )

53 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from Japan. Four Japanese stories of the supernatural. Kurokami tells the story of a samurai who bent on gaining fame and wealth returns to marry his first wife. Yukionna tells of a peasant who falls under the spell of a sorceress, marries a beautiful woman and after many years discovers her to be the same person under whose spell he fell years before. Miminashi Hoichi no hanashi is the blind performer who, bewitched, recites his poetry before the ghosts of nobility and loses his ears. Chawan no naka attempts to account for the curious inconclusiveness of many Japanese ghost stories as a publisher tries to imagine the consequences of swallowing a soul
 
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Alternative Names
Chern, Laukadios 1850-1904

Chern, Leukadios 1850-1904

Chern, Patrikios-Leukadios 1850-1904

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

Hern, Lafcadio 1850-1904

Hern, Lafkadio

Hern, Lefkadios 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

Khŭrn, Lafkadio

Koisumi, Jakumo 1850-1904

Koïsunu, Yakumo, 1850-1904

Koizumi, Giakumo 1850-1904

Koizumi, Yakumo.

Koizumi Yakumo 1850-1904

Lafcadio Hearn écrivain américain

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 scrittore statunitense

Lefcada

Lefcas

Leucas

Patricius Lafcadius Hearn

Xiaoquan, Bayun 1850-1904

Yakoumo, Koizoumi

Λευκάδιος Χερν

Герн Л. 1850-1904

Херн, Лафкадио

Хирн Л. 1850-1904

Хирн, Лафкадио

Хърн, Лафкадио

Хэрн Л. 1850-1904

האירן, לאפקאדיא

האירן, לאפקאדיא 1850־1904

لافکادیو هرن

고이즈미 야쿠모

고이즈미 야쿠모 1850-1904

소경팔운 1850-1904

헌, 라프카디오 1850-1904

헤른, 라프케디오 1850-1904

コイズミ, ヤクモ

ハーン, L

ハーン, ラフカジオ

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, ラフカディオ

ラフカディオ・ハーン 1850-1904

小泉, 八雲

小泉, 八雲 1850-1904

小泉八雲

小泉八雲 1850-1904

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Japan, an attempt at interpretationKokoro : hints and echoes of Japanese inner lifeChita : a memory of Last IslandOut of the east : reveries and studies in new JapanSome Chinese ghostsTwo years in the French West IndiesThe romance of the Milky Way, and other studies & storiesExotics and retrospectives