Kwaidan (Google eBook)

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Cosimo, Inc., 2004 - Fiction - 240 pages
19 Reviews
"Kwaidan" means "weird tales." Lafcadio Hearn has taken kwaidan and written some amazing, hair-raising tales of long ago--delicate, transparent, ghostly sketches of a world unreal, but with a haunting sense of spiritual reality. It is a unique collection of haunting Japanese supernatural stories written by a Westerner who adopted Japan as his homeland.
  

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User Review  - Noah Stevens - Goodreads

Beautifully executed and a delight to read. Don't miss it. There are a couple of very well done pieces - but O! I cannot bear to tell you what they are all about Read full review

Review: Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things

User Review  - Philipp - Goodreads

Fun ghost stories from 1905; mostly strange to me as a European because our "traditional" stories always have a moral, or some point, like "don't stray from the given path", "listen to your superiors ... Read full review

Contents

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23
III
29
IV
39
V
45
VI
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VII
65
VIII
77
XII
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XIII
139
XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
173
XVIII
181
XIX
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About the author (2004)

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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