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Hearn, Lafcadio 1850-1904

Works: 2,612 works in 8,287 publications in 10 languages and 91,389 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Literature  Biography  Christian fiction  History  Historical fiction  Horror fiction  Fairy tales 
Subject Headings: Authors, American  Journalists 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Compiler, Conceptor, Composer, Author of introduction, Adapter, Illustrator, Artist
Classifications: PS1917, 813.4
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Kwaidan; stories and studies of strange things by Lafcadio Hearn( )

139 editions published between 1904 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 4,133 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
Chita: a memory of Last Island by Lafcadio Hearn( )

95 editions published between 1888 and 2018 in English and French and held by 3,389 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
Japan, an attempt at interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

164 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,746 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
Kokoro : hints and echoes of Japanese inner life by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

133 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,866 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 )

81 editions published between 1869 and 2011 in English and held by 1,849 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
Out of the east : reveries and studies in new Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

118 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book dealing with the marvels and mysteries of Japan
Some Chinese ghosts by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

95 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,412 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
The romance of the Milky Way, and other studies & stories by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

61 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in English and held by 1,375 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
Inventing New Orleans : writings of Lafcadio Hearn by Lafcadio Hearn( )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,323 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
Japanese fairy tales by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

37 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,232 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."
In ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

87 editions published between 1899 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 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 )

80 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,095 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
Two years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

93 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,075 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
Kottō : being Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebs by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

64 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and held by 1,062 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
The temptation of Saint Antony by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

46 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,043 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
Interpretations of literature by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

40 editions published between 1915 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 1,000 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 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gleanings in Buddha-fields : studies of hand and soul in the Far East by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

88 editions published between 1837 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As of 1897, Lafcadio Hearn had already published several books eloquently introducing Japan to the English-reading world, capturing an unfamiliar glimpse of the country and its culture at a critical juncture during the Meiji years in the process. What was there left to glean? A rich harvest, in fact. "Gleanings in Buddha-Fields" is an elegant and evocative and yet imminently informative collection of diaphanously linked essays. The variety of Hearn's points of focus flow with a peculiar rhythm all his own--literature, travelogue, folklore, or the oxygen-thin heights of Buddhist philosophy--but the undertow remains his abiding interest in Japanese religion and spirituality in its many differing manifestations. From themes of karma and rebirth in contemporary love poetry and working songs to heady explications of Nirvana and Emptiness, from the old cultural capital of Kyoto to the bustling commercial center of Osaka, Hearn unfolds this topic delicately in a seemingly rambling roundabout manner in rich (sometimes just a bit overly so) language crafted to entertain, inspire, and perhaps even enlighten. Many works written about Japan by Westerners in Hearn's time hold interest nowadays merely as historical fossils of cultural interaction and tend to be embarrassingly unreliable, something not true of Hearn and his work here, combining as it does a scholarly knowledge unusual in his day, a keenly discerning eye just as rare today, and most of all a genuinely deep and abiding regard for the nation he ended up adopting as his own
Shadowings by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

54 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 920 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
Life and literature by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

45 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Kwaidan; stories and studies of strange things
Chita: a memory of Last IslandJapan, an attempt at interpretationKokoro : hints and echoes of Japanese inner lifeOut of the east : reveries and studies in new JapanSome Chinese ghostsInventing New Orleans : writings of Lafcadio HearnIn ghostly JapanExotics and retrospectives
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

Hearn, Patrick Lafcadio Tessima Carlos.

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 escriptor japonès

Lafcadio Hearn escritor japonés

Lafcadio Hearn japonský spisovatel

Lafcadio Hearn pisarz tworzący po angielsku i japońsku, znany głównie z opisów kultury i folkloru Japonii

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 scriitor japonez

Lafcadio Hearn scrittore statunitense




Patricius Lafcadius Hearn

Xiaoquan, Bayun 1850-1904

Yakoumo, Koizoumi

Yakumo, Koizumi

Yakumo, Koizumi 1850-1904

Λευκάδιος Χερν

Герн Л

Герн Л. 1850-1904

Коидзуми Я. 1850-1904

Коиздуми Я. 1850-1904

Лафкадио Хърн

Херн, Лафкадио

Хирн Л

Хирн Л. 1850-1904

Хирн, Лафкадио

Хърн, Лафкадио

Хэрн Л

Хэрн Л. 1850-1904

Хэрн, Л. (Лафкадио)

Якумо Коидзуми 1850-1904

Якумо Коиздуми[!] 1850-1904

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