Lafcadio Hearn: Japan's Great Interpreter : a New Anthology of His Writings, 1894-1904
This collection of Lafcadio Hearn's writings, including ghost stories and letters, is published to mark the centenary of Hearn's arrival in Japan. Hearn was the son of an Anglo-Irish surgeon major in the British army and a Greek mother and became famous as one of Japan's great interpreters, at a time when Japan was undergoing dramatic social change as a result of the modernization programme begun in the 1860s.
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