Kwaidan

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Cosimo, Inc., 2004 - Fiction - 240 pages
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"Kwaidan" means "weird tales." Lafcadio Hearn has taken kwaidan and written some amazing, hair-raising tales of long ago--delicate, transparent, ghostly sketches of a world unreal, but with a haunting sense of spiritual reality. It is a unique collection of haunting Japanese supernatural stories written by a Westerner who adopted Japan as his homeland.
 

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Contents

I
3
II
23
III
29
IV
39
V
45
VI
53
VII
65
VIII
77
XII
121
XIII
139
XIV
145
XV
159
XVI
165
XVII
173
XVIII
181
XIX
207

IX
83
X
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XI
111
XX
215
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Page 16 - Form is emptiness; and emptiness is form. Emptiness is not different from form; form is not different from emptiness. What is form — that is emptiness. What is emptiness — that is form.

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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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