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Hearn, Lafcadio 1850-1904

Works: 2,497 works in 7,771 publications in 13 languages and 90,590 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Biography  Christian fiction  History  Drama  Horror films  Film adaptations  Literature 
Subject Headings: Authors, American  Journalists 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Composer, Compiler, Author of introduction, Adapter, Conceptor, Artist, Illustrator
Classifications: PS1917, 813.4
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Japan, an attempt at interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

151 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,890 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 )

125 editions published between 1904 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,697 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
Kokoro : hints and echoes of Japanese inner life by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

198 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,684 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 )

82 editions published between 1869 and 2011 in English and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th-century Paris, a retiring philologist and bibliophile finds the daughter of a long ago love and resolves to provide for her. He discovers she is being mistreated by her guardian and abducts her for her own safety. When she marries, he sells his library to pay her dowry and retires to the country
Chita : a memory of Last Island by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

92 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,377 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 )

119 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,002 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."
Glimpses of unfamiliar Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

257 editions published between 1894 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ASIAN HISTORY. This is a complete, two-volume set of one of the greatest books on 19th century Japanese history and culture. Though Lafcadio Hearn went on to write a dozen more books on Japan, this collection of first impressions remains his most popular. Among the reasons is that here, more than anywhere else, the author most vividly captured a place that so affected him that he stayed for the rest of his life. The modern reader can still, through these pages, experience that first charm of Japan, intangible and volatile as a perfume. Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan combines two volumes of a work that first appeared in 1894. In the pages of this book are the customs, the superstitions, the charming scenery, the revelations of Japanese character, and all the other elements that Lafcadio Hearn found so bewitching
Kottō : being Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebs by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

58 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and held by 977 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
Some Chinese ghosts by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

75 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 961 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 )

80 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 960 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
Interpretations of literature by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

30 editions published between 1915 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

45 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance of the Milky Way, and other studies & stories by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

63 editions published between 1905 and 2016 in English and held by 906 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
Exotics and retrospectives by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

75 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 884 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 )

125 editions published between 1837 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The temptation of Saint Antony by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

42 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 873 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.""--Jacket
In ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

79 editions published between 1899 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 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
Shadowings by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

53 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 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
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

50 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most meticulously crafted supernatural fantasy films ever made, "Kwaidan" features four nightmarish tales about mortals caught up in forces beyond their comprehension when the supernatural world intervenes in their lives. For the first time in the West, this is the complete 183 minute cut, incorporating 21 minutes never before seen outside Japan
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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

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 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




Patricius Lafcadius Hearn

Xiaoquan, Bayun 1850-1904

Yakoumo, Koizoumi

Yakumo, Koizumi

Yakumo, Koizumi 1850-1904

Λευκάδιος Χερν

Герн Л. 1850-1904

Херн, Лафкадио

Хирн Л. 1850-1904

Хирн, Лафкадио

Хърн, Лафкадио

Хэрн Л. 1850-1904

Хэрн, Л. (Лафкадио)

האירן, לאפקאדיא

האירן, לאפקאדיא 1850־1904

האירן, לאפקאדיא 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

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, ラフカヂヲ

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, 八曇


小泉八雲 1850-1904

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 JapanGlimpses of unfamiliar JapanKottō : being Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebsSome Chinese ghostsTwo years in the French West Indies