Japanese gothic tales

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University of Hawai ̀i Press, 1996 - Fiction - 202 pages
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'There is ultimately something both familiar and familial about gothic writers. Our appreciation of them springs from a bothersome genealogy, a closeness not always easy to admit. They are affected uncles and conceited cousins, more easily admired from a distance than invited regularly to the dinner table, even when we know they have given us something of themselves that is also something of value. In the end, it is as difficult to fault the giver of a perfect gift as it is to deny the familiarity of strange places.' --from the Introduction

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

The name's almost a misnomer. The tales are Japanese, for sure, but only somewhat Gothic, although certainly haunting. They come from an entirely different place than the Anglo-Saxon Gothic, one with ... Read full review

Review: Japanese Gothic Tales

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

All of the stories are subtly creepy, and mix the feel of old Japanese with the modern edge of the Meiji era. Kyoka has a way with language like no other author, and the translation is pretty good. Remains one of my all time favorites! Read full review


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