Shadowings (Google eBook)

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Cosimo, Inc., Mar 1, 2007 - Philosophy - 288 pages
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A menagerie of observation, philosophy, musing, and storytelling, Shadowings is quirky and charming, not unlike its author, transplanted Westerner Lafcadio Hearn. In this work, Hearn takes us from an ancient Japanese legend of love and spirits to an intimate contemplation on fear to a philosophical study of feminine Japanese names. Applying both his keen aesthetic eye and his uncanny ability to translate feelings as well as words, Hearn awakens the intellect and spirit, and offering us a prime view not only into his beloved adopted country, but into humanity itself. Bohemian and writer PATRICK LAFCADIO HEARN (1850-1904) was born in Greece, raised in Ireland, and worked as newspaper reporter in the United States before decamping to Japan. He also wrote In Ghostly Japan (1899), and Kwaidon (1904).
  

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Wonderful interpretation and - at the time of writing - introduction of the supernatural element in Japanese Buddhist folklore, as interpreted by Hearne (1850-1904), a facinating individual in his own ... Read full review

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This is a total hodgepodge, with a few ghost stories, some anthropological studies of aspects of Japanese culture, and some unrelated personal essays. But it's an INTERESTING hodgepodge, if you want ... Read full review

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Page 11 - ... utter amazement, lying upon the naked boards of a mouldering floor. . . . Had he only dreamed a dream? No: she was there; — she slept. . . . He bent above her — and looked — and shrieked — for the sleeper had no face! . . . Before him, wrapped in its grave-sheet only, lay the corpse of a woman — a corpse so wasted that little remained save the bones, and the long black tangled hair.
Page 6 - But it was in the time of the thoughtlessness of youth, and the sharp experience of want, that the Samurai could not understand the worth of the affection so lightly cast away. His second marriage did not prove a happy one; the character of his new wife was hard and selfish; and he soon found every cause to think with regret of Kyoto days. Then he discovered that he still loved his first wife.

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cinii - Shadowings (continued) - A Play Based on Ghost Stories of ...
333-356. Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts ISSN:02857715. Bibliography. Shadowings (continued) - A Play Based on Ghost Stories of Lafcadio Hearn- ...
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cinii - Shadowings : Based on ghost stories of Lafcadio Hearn
同志社女子大学 ISSN:02857715. 書誌情報. Shadowings : Based on ghost stories of Lafcadio Hearn. Sono Janet 1. 1同志社女子大学学芸学部. 本文を読む・探す ...
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Hearn Lafcadio: Shadowings | ISBN: 9781430485582 (1430485582 ...
Shadowings. Kessinger Publishing Co (United States), 2007 Paperback, 288 stran Velikost: 229x152 mm ISBN: 9781430485582 (1430485582). Naše cena: 758.00 Kč ...
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Lafcadio Hearn: Biography and Much More from Answers.com
It would be followed by Out of the East (1895), Kokoro (1896), In Ghostly Japan (1899), Shadowings (1900), A Japanese Miscellany (1901), Kotto (1902), ...
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A Collected Edition of Short Stories and Papers Written in the ...
... dozen years of his life and in part published separately as "In Ghostly Japan," "Exotics and Retrospectives," "Shadowings," and "A Japanese Miscellany. ...
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Main Library Special Collections and Treasures: The Lafcadio Hearn ...
More about this book · In Ghostly Japan In Ghostly Japan (1899) More about this book · Shadowings Shadowings (1900) More about this book ...
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JSTOR: Nishida and Hearn
I haven't read many of Hearn's works, but I find Exotics and Retrospectives and Shadowings gripping. All the concluding parts of the essays contained in ...
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MH Essay—Lafcadio Hearn and Haiku
They are both in Shadowings and are on cicadas. Here is one of them (Hearn does not give the author, but it seems to be a takeoff on a famous haiku by Bashô ...
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LAFCADIO HEARN "Sémi"
インターネットで蝉を追う. LAFCADIO HEARN, SHADOWINGS "Sémi". LAFCADIO HEARN, SHADOWINGS, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc., 1971. point.gif Japanese Version ...
web.kyoto-inet.or.jp/ people/ tiakio/ cicada/ hearn_e.html

Lafcadio Hearn
In Ghostly Japan · Shadowings · A Japanese Miscellany · Kotto · Kwaidan · The Romance of the Milky Way: And Other Studies and Stories · Fantastics and Other ...
www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/ h/ lafcadio-hearn/

About the author (2007)

Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was one of the first great interpreters of things Japanese for Western readers. His keen intellect, poetic imagination, and clear style have ensured him a devoted readership, among both foreigners and Japanese, for almost a century.

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