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Lafcadio Hearn: Japan"s Great Interpreter

A New Anthology of His Writings 1894-1904

by Louis Allen

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Published by RoutledgeCurzon .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Cultural studies,
  • 20th century,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • History - General History,
  • Biography,
  • Social Science,
  • Japanese,
  • History: World,
  • Sociology,
  • Japan,
  • General,
  • Hearn, Lafcadio,
  • Social Science / Ethnic Studies,
  • Authors, American,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • 1850-1904,
  • Americans,
  • Hearn, Lafcadio,,
  • Homes and haunts,
  • Literary collections

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8653631M
    ISBN 101873410026
    ISBN 109781873410028

    A discussion of one of the great interpreters of Japan. The Japanese have always revered Hearn and this book shows the West why he is revered. Experts look at his writings and discuss his integrity as an observer and interpreter of Japan and the Japanese. "synopsis" may belong to . The Dream of Akinosuke is a Japanese folktale, made famous outside Japan by Lafcadio Hearn's translation of the story in Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things.. The story is said to bring together several strands of Japanese folklore, including the fact that even insects can manipulate the human soul. The Dream of Akinosuke also references Horai, another Japanese folktale recorded by.

    Lafadico Hearn () was one of the first great interpreters of things Japanese for Western writers. Book is in English, dust jacket is in Japanese. Signed by Hiro on half title page and inscribed in Japanese and dated Size: 8 1/2 h x 5 1/2w. Lafcadio Hearn, in his books the interpreter of the Japanese genius to the western world, held the chair of Englishliterature in the University of Tokyo from to It has not been sufficiently recognised that in his classroom for those six years he was the interpreter also of the western world to Japan.

    At the turn of the twentieth century, Lafcadio Hearn () was instrumental in introducing Western readers to Japanese culture and literature. Raised in Dublin and a longtime resident of the United States, the writer, translator, and teacher arrived in Japan in and spent the rest of his life there.   Lafcadio Hearn () was born on the Greek island of Lefkas, the son of an Anglo-Irish surgeon in the British army and a Greek mother. After his parent's divorce when he was six, he was brought up in Dublin by a great aunt. At the age of nineteen, he went to America, eventually ending up in New Orleans as a newspaper reporter.


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Lafcadio Hearn: Japan"s Great Interpreter by Louis Allen Download PDF EPUB FB2

Lafcadio Hearn: Japan's Great Interpreter: A New Anthology of His Writings 1st Edition by Louis Allen (Author), Jean Wilson (Author)Author: Lafcadio Hearn, Louis Allen, Jean Wilson.

Extensive collection of excerpts. 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.

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.

Buy Lafcadio Hearn: Japan's Great Interpreter: A New Anthology of His Writings by Lafcadio Hearn, Allen Louis, Louis Allen online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at. Shop now. He became the great interpreter of things Japanese to the West.

Hearn's most famous work is a collection of lectures entitled Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation (published posthumously in ).

His other books on Japan include Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan (), Out /5(16). Summary: 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".

Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase. Lafcadio Hearn is a notable person in Japan now and yesteryear. In for a month I lived in "his Matsue" and also nearby Yonago. His tales of Fox are very relevant to this area with many shrines to foxes and in turn the many symbols for Fox from village by: Irish writer Lafcadio Hearn's Japanese descendant makes pilgrimage to Cong about in 14 books.

He became the foremost interpreter of that country’s extraordinary culture for readers in the. Lafcadio Hearn: Interpreter of Japan 5 having able friends and an intelligent and devoted wife. About the Author Lafcadio Hearn 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 for more than a century. /5(19). In Ghostly Japan [Lafcadio Hearn] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

In Ghostly Japan. Lafcadio Hearn was one of the first interpreters of Japan I was introduced to in college, and Donald Richie was one of the most influential scholars of Japan that I personally felt close to. The fact that Tuttle chose to release the works of the former selected and introduced by the latter, made this book an absolute must-have/5.

Truong’s delicate, impressionistic tale is broken into thirds, with each section narrated by a woman who at one time loved the man history will remember as Lafcadio Hearn, the 19th-century Author: Priya Parmar. MATSUE, SHIMANE PREF. – An improved English service offered by the great-grandson of Lafcadio Hearn, who wrote numerous books about Japan in the late 19th century, has helped to boost the number.

Lafcadio Hearn. Houghton, Mifflin, - Japan - pages. 0 Reviews. As an interpreter of Japan to the West, Lafcadio Hearn was without parallel in his time. His numerous books about that. A translator of Flaubert and Gautier, Hearn was the master of a gaudy and sometimes self-consciously decadent literary style, but he was also a tough-minded and keenly observant reporter, with an eye for the offbeat, the sensual, and occasionally the gruesome.

This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.

Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to. Lafcadio Hearn has books on Goodreads with ratings. Lafcadio Hearn’s most popular book is Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things.

Two books, three Lafcadio Hearns, Lafcadio Hearn's Japan, Irish Writing on Lafcadio Hearn and Japan. The Japan Times, J Lafcadio Hearn: interpreter of two disparate worlds, by Roger Pulvers, The Japan Times, Jan. 19, Hearn, Setsu, and Kajio in Kobe (photo courtesy of Toki Koizumi).

5 1/8 X 8. This collection of writings from Lafcadio Hern paints a rare and fascinating picture of pre-modern Japan. Over a century after his death, author, translator, and educator Lafcadio Hearn remains one of the best-known Westerners ever to make Japan his home.It is the longest of Hearn's books, and obviously a great deal of work went into though time has passed him by, "Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation" is still a valid, interesting book, both well-written and accurate.

It DOES help explain Japanese interactions and culture/5(3).About the author () Lafcadio Hearn () was one of the first great interpreters of things Japanese for Western readers. His keen intellect, poetic imagination, and clear style have.