Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things

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Stone Bridge Press, Inc., Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 142 pages
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A miscellany of ghost stories, odd tales, and curious observations by a master storyteller who penetrated Japan more deeply than any other Westerner. Lafcadio Hearn captures the folk spirit and quaint exoticism of a land thought at the time to be both mysterious and sinister.

Lafcadio Hearn (1850 1904) gained Japanese citizenship and wrote many books about Japan for Western readers.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
THE STORY OF MIMINASHIHOICHI
THE STORY or OTEI
OF A MIRROR AND A BELL
ROKUROKUBI
A DEAD SECRET
THE STORY OF AOYAGI
THE DREAM OF AKINosUKE
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Hearn (1850-1904) was born in Levkas, Greece, as the son of Greek and British parents. In 1869 he went to the United States and did various work, finally as a journalist. In 1890 he came to Japan and taught English in Japanese schools, and became a Japanese citizen under the name of Koizumi Yakuma. He died in Tokyo.

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