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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User Review  - bcquinnsmom - LibraryThing

I'm late to the Lafcadio Hearn party, having only read two stories in this collection before picking up this book -- "The Story of Mimi-Nashi-Hoichi" and "Yuki-Onna," which have long been personal ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shimmin - LibraryThing

An interesting little collection of short folk-tales and bits of legend, translated and explained by Hearn. There's a good mixture of stories and I enjoyed them. The closing section is rather random ... Read full review

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
103
XI
111
XX
215
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