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Hearn, Lafcadio 1850-1904

Works: 2,247 works in 6,860 publications in 9 languages and 81,915 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Christian fiction  Anecdotes  Biography  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Drama 
Subject Headings: Authors, American  Journalists 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Compiler, Other, Composer, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Adapter, Illustrator
Classifications: PS1917, 813.4
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Kwaidan stories and studies of strange things by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )
111 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,292 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( )
77 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,762 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 )
137 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,133 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 )
77 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard brought Anatole France immediate fame. The protagonist, a skeptical, elderly scholar, gets caught up in an adventure when he attempts to locate an ancient literary document. Faced with an impossible situation, he is forced to act outside of the law. This suspenseful tale was written with the grace and style for which France is well known
Kokoro : hints and echoes of Japanese inner life by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )
134 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,692 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 )
128 editions published between 1895 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,579 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
Inventing New Orleans writings of Lafcadio Hearn by Lafcadio Hearn( )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,252 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
Some Chinese ghosts by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )
80 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,177 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."
The romance of the Milky Way, and other studies & stories by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )
86 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,170 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
Two years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )
95 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,103 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
Japanese fairy tales by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )
42 editions published between 1898 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 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."
Kottō : being Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebs by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )
77 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,076 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 )
67 editions published between 1899 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,072 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 )
74 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,066 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
Interpretations of literature by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )
42 editions published between 1915 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures to his students while he held the chair of English literature in the university of Tokyo from 1896-1902
Glimpses of unfamiliar Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )
218 editions published between 1894 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,005 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 Anthony a revelation of the soul by Gustave Flaubert( Book )
41 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in English and French and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gustave Flaubert considered The Temptation of St. Anthony his masterpiece. He worked on it for thirty years and published the final version in 1874. In the book, Flaubert portrays a single, terrifying night in the life of St. Anthony the Great, an early Christian saint and ascetic, during which he faced punishing temptations of every kind. Vivid and provocative, this work is a mesmerizing read
Appreciations of poetry by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )
40 editions published between 1916 and 1990 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Books and habits by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )
35 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and held by 896 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
Life and literature by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )
45 editions published between 1917 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Articles on life, literature, society, etc.; includes short biography of author
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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, 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 1850-1904 Yakumo
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
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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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