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American writings

Author: Lafcadio Hearn; Christopher E G Benfey
Publisher: New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the United States by Penguin Putnam, 2009.
Series: Library of America, 190.
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The writings of Hearn's American years reveal an omnivorous curiosity and an always eclectic sensibility. Some Chinese Ghosts (1887) is a stylized retelling of ancient legends, foreshadowing Hearn's later fascination with Asian themes. The exquisitely crafted novels Chita (1889), about the devastation wrought by a Louisiana hurricane, and Youma (1890) about a slave rebellion in Martinique, epitomize his writing at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904.
American writings.
New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the United States by Penguin Putnam, ©2009
(OCoLC)608150837
Named Person: Lafcadio Hearn; Lafcadio Hearn; Lafcadio Hearn
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lafcadio Hearn; Christopher E G Benfey
ISBN: 9781598530391 1598530399
OCLC Number: 311867669
Notes: "Christopher Benfey selected the contents and wrote the notes for this volume"--Page [ix].
Description: x, 848 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Some Chinese ghosts --
Chita --
Two years in the French West Indies --
Youma --
Selected journalism & letters.
Series Title: Library of America, 190.
Responsibility: Lafcadio Hearn.

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The writings of Hearn's American years reveal an omnivorous curiosity and an always eclectic sensibility. Some Chinese Ghosts (1887) is a stylized retelling of ancient legends, foreshadowing Hearn's later fascination with Asian themes. The exquisitely crafted novels Chita (1889), about the devastation wrought by a Louisiana hurricane, and Youma (1890) about a slave rebellion in Martinique, epitomize his writing at its most luxuriantly romantic. His extraordinary travel book Two Years in the French West Indies (1890) provides a richly impressionistic account of his long stay on Martinique and other Caribbean islands.

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