Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things
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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Review: Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange ThingsUser Review - Vasiliki Rayane - Goodreads
I truly enjoyed this read for so many reasons. The book is comprised by two parts, Kwaidan and Insect Studies. The former is a collection of various folklore Japanese tales and stories,whilst the ... Read full review
Review: Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange ThingsUser 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