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Hearn, Lafcadio 1850-1904

Works: 2,449 works in 6,753 publications in 6 languages and 79,990 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Anecdotes  Biography  Christian fiction  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Drama 
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Roles: Translator, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Composer, Adapter, Conceptor
Classifications: PS1917, 813.4
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Kwaidan stories and studies of strange things by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
99 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hearn collects seventeen Japanese ghost stories (and a few nonfiction pieces about insects) in this 1903 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 ( )
63 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1889 novel tells the story of a Creole girl who survives an extreme Louisiana hurricane. Rescued by a fisherman and his wife, the girl remembers only her name: Chita. The couple raises her as their own child. Meanwhile, Chita's true father believes his daughter is dead. Years later, the two meet again . . . but under devastating circumstances
Japan, an attempt at interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
105 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published posthumously in 1904, this masterful volume focuses on religion, from its early expression as ancestor worship, through more sophisticated native evolutions and foreign admixtures, as the prime shaper of Japanese culture. The most influential single account of Japan written by a Westerner up until that time, it still resonates with readers and faithfully presents aspects of Japan
The crime of Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole France ( Book )
75 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and held by 1,793 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
Kokoro : hints and echoes of Japanese inner life by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
111 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,578 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 )
76 editions published between 1895 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Upon publication, the New York Times reviewed this 1895 collection of Hearn's essays and pieces of journalism, praising the marvelous simplicity of his style, at once vigorous and delicate. The contents run the gamut from spooky stories like The Red Bridal to the provocative cultural analysis of essays like Jiujutsu
Some Chinese ghosts by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
62 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The six stories in this captivating collection, published in 1887, are retellings of classical Chinese myths and legends. In his preface, Hearn writes that he sought especially for 'weird beauty' in these phantom tales. Among those included are "The Soul of the Great Bell," the story of a young girl's sacrifice for the creation of the Emperor's sublime bell; "The Story of Ming-Y," a phantom tale about a young man's love for a woman long-dead, as well as "The Tradition of the Tea-Plant," and The Tale of the Porcelain-God."
Inventing New Orleans writings of Lafcadio Hearn by Lafcadio Hearn ( )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,053 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
Interpretations of literature by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
40 editions published between 1915 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures to his students while he held the chair of English literature in the university of Tokyo from 1896-1902
The romance of the Milky Way, and other studies & stories by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
52 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published posthumously in 1905, this book contains some of Hearn's uncollected work and is a charming interpretation of Japanese culture. In "The romance of the Milky Way," Hearn examines the stories behind the age-old Tanabata festival. "Goblins" discusses poetry and some supernatural subjects particular to Japanese literature. "Ultimate questions," is a lyrical response to Herbert Spencer's philosophy. Other essays include "Stranger than fiction" and "A letter from Japan," written in 1904, describing how Japanese society dealt with its war with Russia
Kottō : being Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebs by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
56 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and held by 1,034 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
In ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
65 editions published between 1899 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,027 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
Exotics and retrospectives by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
55 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in English and held by 994 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
The temptation of Saint Antony by Gustave Flaubert ( Book )
42 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in English and French and held by 974 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
Two years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
53 editions published between 1889 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 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
Appreciations of poetry by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
36 editions published between 1916 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Books and habits by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
34 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and held by 874 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
Shadowings by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
45 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 865 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
Pre-Raphaelite and other poets; lectures by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
17 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gleanings in Buddha-fields : studies of hand and soul in the Far East by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
85 editions published between 1837 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 795 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
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Alternative Names
Chern, Laukadios 1850-1904
Chern, Leukadios, 1850-1904
Chern, Patrikios-Leukadios 1850-1904
Hān, Rafukadio, 1850-1904
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Hearn, Lacadio
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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
Koisumi, Jakumo 1850-1904
Koizumi, Giakumo 1850-1904
Koizumi, Yakumo.
Koizumi, Yakumo, 1850-1904
Xiaoquan, Bayun, 1850-1904
Yakoumo, Koizoumi
Херн, Лафкадио
האירן, לאפקאדיא
האירן, לאפקאדיא, 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, 1850-1904
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