Kotto: Being Japanese Curios, with Sundry Cobwebs (Google eBook)

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Cosimo, Inc., Mar 1, 2007 - Travel - 272 pages
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Journalist-by-trade Lafcadio Hearn used his wanderer's eye and guileless, graceful style to provide elegant chronicles for an English-speaking world fascinated by the exotic sensibilities of Japan. He set himself apart from others who attempted to translate the life and culture of this island country through his ability to reveal the truth of his subjects artfully-flawlessly exemplifying the Japanese aesthetic through his voice, as well as through his tale. In Kotto, first published in 1902, Hearn placed classical fables next to his own discoveries (of a woman's diary, for example) and reflections on the timeless themes of life, death, and meaning, showcasing the simple beauty and ever-present spirituality that define the Japanese ideology.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 Kwaidan (1904).
  

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User Review  - Shaina - Goodreads

This book contained some decent stories and a translation of a woman's diary which were enjoyable, but the author's subtly dismissive attitude toward the Japanese and their cultural idiosyncracies was something of a turn off. Read full review

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User Review  - Erin Bracken - Goodreads

Decapitated babies, swallowed souls, and goblins. Good read. I love this guy. Read full review

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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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