In Ghostly Japan

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 104 pages
15 Reviews
One night, at a very late hour, Tomozo heard the voice of a woman in his master's apartment; and this made him uneasy. He feared that Shinzaburo, being very gentle and affectionate, might be made the dupe of some cunning wanton, --in which event the domestics would be the first to suffer. He therefore resolved to watch; and on the following night he stole on tiptoe to Shinzaburo's dwelling, and looked through a chink in one of the sliding shutters. By the glow of a night-lantern within the sleeping-room, he was able to perceive that his master and a strange woman were talking together under the mosquito-net.

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User Review  - Stewart Tame - Goodreads

A true miscellany. This is a collection of short pieces, some of them folktales, from Japan. There really doesn't seem to be much connection between them other than the translator. Hearn apparently ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dominique Lamssies - Goodreads

A must for any Japanophile. Read full review

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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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