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Lafcadio Hearn in international perspectives

Author: Sukehiro Hirakawa
Publisher: Folkestone : Global Oriental, 2007.
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The East-West controversy over the significance and relevance of Lafcadio Hearn as a writer, thinker and interpreter of Japan continues unabated. Not surprisingly, the centenary of his death in 2004 presented an occasion for renewed debate and discussion by both sides of the divide. This volume, edited by one of Hearn’s leading contemporary apologists, in which he is also a significant contributor, presents  Read more...
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Lafcadio Hearn in international perspectives.
Folkestone : Global Oriental, 2007
(OCoLC)74969333
Named Person: Lafcadio Hearn; Lafcadio Hearn; Lafcadio Hearn
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sukehiro Hirakawa
ISBN: 9789004213470 9004213473 1905246269 9781905246267
OCLC Number: 754773692
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 283 p.) : ports.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface; 1. Lafcadio Hearn, a Reappraisal; 2. What Does His Greek Mother Mean to Hearn, the Japan Interpreter?; 3. Lafcadio's Nightmares; 4. Hearn and the Sea; 5. Hearn, Interpreter of the Animistic World of the Japanese; 6. Return to Japan or Return to the West? - Hearn's 'A Conservative'; 7. Half a Century after Byron - What Did Greece Mean to the Writer Hearn?; 8. Hearn As an American Writer; 9. Image of 'the Creole Mother' in Hearn's Youma; 10. From Folklore to Literature - Hearn and Japanese Legends of Tree Spirits; 11. Hearn and 'Orpheus' - His Art of Retelling Stories of Old Japan; 12. Lafcadio Hearn and Yanagita Kunio: Who Initiated Folklore Studies in Japan?; 13. Insect-music: Hearn's Orphean Song; 14. Hearn's Romantic Representation of Shinto, the Way of Japanese Gods; 15. Two Springs: Hearn's and Kyoka's Other Worlds; 16. 'Weird Beauty': Angela Carter and Lafcadio Hearn in Japan; 17. Hearn and the Muse; 18. 'The Real Birthday of New Japan' - Lafcadio Hearn's 'After the War'; 19. The Image of the Mother in the Work of Hearn; 20. Hearn: Travel-writing and Controversy; 21. Robert Nichols and Lafcadio Hearn: Cultural Politics and English Professors at the University of Tokyo; 22. The Enduring Value of Lafcadio Hearn's Tokyo Lectures; Bibliography; Notes; List of Contributors; Index
Responsibility: edited by Sukehiro Hirakawa.

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The East-West controversy over the significance and relevance of Lafcadio Hearn as a writer, thinker and interpreter of Japan continues unabated. This title presents 22 diverse essays drawn from over  Read more...

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