Glimpses Of An Unfamiliar Japan

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Travel - 236 pages
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There seems to be a sense of divine magic in the very atmosphere, through all the luminous day, brooding over the vapoury land, over the ghostly blue of the flood--a sense of Shinto. With my fancy full of the legends of the Kojiki, the rhythmic chant of the engines comes to my ears as the rhythm of a Shinto ritual mingled with the names of gods.

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User Review  - nhoule - LibraryThing

Ever since reading a quotation in a, oddly enough, Fortran WhatV programming book, I was intrigued with Lafcadio Hearn. I have not read the entire book (Glimpses) but pick it from time to time when ... Read full review

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I was curious to read Hearn's perspective on Matsue, even though he lived only briefly in that samurai city. If you visit Matsue today, you would think otherwise, that the man spent his dying years in ... 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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