LAFCADIO HEARNE SHORT STORIES


LAFCADIO HEARNE SHORT STORIES

LAFCADIO HEARNE    Book Number: 88563    Product format: Hardback

These tales of the supernatural include the author's favourites A Night of All Saints, Ghostly Kiss, Aphrodite and the King's Prisoner, The Fountain of Gold, A Creole Mystery, The Story of Ming-Y, The Nightmare-Touch and Ingwa-Banashi among them. Born in Greece in 1850, Hearn emigrated to the US in 1869 and distinguished himself through his sensationalistic journalism and exceptionally graphic accounts of local murders. In 1890 he accepted a commission to visit Japan as a correspondent and the experience was revelatory. He married a Japanese woman and learned the language and adopted traditional dress, becoming more Japanese than the Japanese themselves. He took it upon himself to preserve the legends and stories of ancient Japan from the onslaught of modernisation and recorded the folklore of the local population in the form of short stories written in English. These were some of his most powerful works, bringing to light the magic and mystery of the East. This anthology includes stories from his collections Stray Leaves, Creole Sketches, Some Chinese Ghosts, Japanese Fairy Tales, In Ghostly Japan and the Romance of the Milky Way among them. Truly this is a window into other worlds with capricious ghosts and terrifying apparitions and inspiration from around the globe including colonial Cuba and Japan during the time of the Samurai. Extraordinarily beautiful, imaginative and sometimes unsettling stories, presented on 383 glamorous hardback pages with decorated endpapers.
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ISBN 9781788884020
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