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Japan An Attempt at Interpretation

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ISBN-10: 1406544353

ISBN-13: 9781406544350

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lafcadio Hearn

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Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), also known as Koizumi Yakumo after gaining Japanese citizenship, was an author, best known for his books about Japan. He is especially well-known for his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories, such as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. Hearn was born in Lefkada, one of the Greek Ionian Islands. He was the son of Surgeon-major Charles Hearn (of King's County, Ireland) and Rosa Antonia Kassimati, who had been born on Kythera, another of the Ionian Islands. In 1890, Hearn went to Japan with a commission as a newspaper correspondent, which was quickly broken off. It was in Japan, however, that he found his home and his greatest…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

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.