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Hearn, Lafcadio 1850-1904

Overview
Works: 2,044 works in 6,769 publications in 12 languages and 82,957 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Biography  History  Drama  Christian fiction  Film adaptations  Anecdotes  Juvenile works 
Subject Headings: Authors, American  Journalists 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Compiler, Composer, Other, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Adapter, Conceptor
Classifications: PS1917, 813.4
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Japan, an attempt at interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

163 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,966 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
Kwaidan; stories and studies of strange things by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

109 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the following Kwaidan, or weird tales, have been taken from old Japanese books
Kokoro : hints and echoes of Japanese inner life by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

224 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,764 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 )

76 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and held by 1,623 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 )

92 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,389 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 )

124 editions published between 1895 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1898 and 2009 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 )

48 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures to his students while he held the chair of English literature in the university of Tokyo from 1896-1902
Kottō : being Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebs by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

73 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,018 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
Two years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

93 editions published between 1890 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,011 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 )

92 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,006 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 )

77 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,004 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
Glimpses of unfamiliar Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

243 editions published between 1894 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My first day in the Orient -- The writing of Kobodaishi -- Jizo -- A pilgrimage to Enoshima -- At the market of the dead -- Bon-odori -- The chief city of the province of the gods -- Kitzuki: the most ancient shrine in Japan -- In the cave of the children's ghosts -- At Mionoseki -- Notes on Kitzuki -- Shinju -- Yaegaki-Jinja -- Kitsune -- In a Japanese garden -- The household shrine -- Of women's hair -- From the diary of an English teacher -- Two strange festivals -- By the Japanese Sea -- Of a dancing-girl -- From Hoki to Oki -- Of souls -- Of ghosts and goblins -- The Japanese smile -- Sayonara!
A Japanese miscellany by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

64 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of superstitions, more serious than whimsical; its folklore, revealing the minds of an entire people; and its legends, unfolding high conceptions of duty and responsibility among the common and lowly people of Japan
Appreciations of poetry by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

40 editions published between 1916 and 1990 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exotics and retrospectives by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

75 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 923 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
Gleanings in Buddha-fields : studies of hand and soul in the Far East by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

129 editions published between 1837 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
In ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

73 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 895 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
The temptation of Saint Antony by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

40 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in English and French and held by 864 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
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

43 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 242 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-chʻan, Pa-yn 1850-1904

Khŭrn, Lafkadio

Koisumi, Jakumo 1850-1904

Koizumi, Giakumo 1850-1904

Koizumi, Yakumo.

Koizumi Yakumo 1850-1904

Lafcadio Hearn crivain amricain

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

Lafcadio Hearn scrittore statunitense

Lefcada

Lefcas

Leucas

Patricius Lafcadius Hearn

Xiaoquan, Bayun 1850-1904

Yakoumo, Koizoumi

Λευκάδιος Χερν

Херн, Лафкадио

Хирн, Лафкадио

Хърн, Лафкадио

האירן, לאפקאדיא

האירן, לאפקאדיא 1850־1904

لافکادیو هرن

고이즈미 야쿠모

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

Languages
English (1,639)

German (159)

French (159)

Japanese (82)

Spanish (40)

Italian (21)

Chinese (9)

Dutch (4)

Swedish (3)

Inuktitut (1)

Polish (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
Kwaidan; stories and studies of strange thingsKokoro : hints and echoes of Japanese inner lifeChita : a memory of Last IslandOut of the east : reveries and studies in new JapanKottō : being Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebsTwo years in the French West IndiesThe romance of the Milky Way, and other studies & storiesSome Chinese ghosts