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Books by Lafcadio Hearn

Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) 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. His flight from Western materialism brought him to Japan in 1890, where he worked for an English newspaper, the Kobe Chronicle, and taught in various schools. In 1896, he began teaching English literature at Tokyo Imperial University, a position he held until 1903, and at Waseda University. Hearn married a samurai's daughter, Koizumi Setsu, became a Japanese citizen and a Buddhist and changed his name to Koizumi Yakumo. At the young age of 54, he died of a heart attack. Hearn's search for beauty and tranquility, for pleasing customs and lasting values, made him a confirmed Japanophile. His keen intellect, poetic imagination, and wonderful clear style permitted him to penetrate to the very essence of things Japanese. 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 1905). His other books on Japan include Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan (1894), Out of the East (1895), Kokoro (1896), Gleanings in Buddha Fields (1897), Exotics and Retrospectives (1898), In Ghostly Japan (1899), Shadowings (1900), A Japanese Miscellany (1901), and Kwaidan (1904).

Donald Richie, novelist, essayist, journalist, and film scholar, was born in Lima, Ohio, in 1924, but has spent most of the last sixty years (except for time at Columbia University in the early 1950s and as curator of film at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1968-73) witnessing and reporting on the transformation of Japan from postwar devastation to twenty-first century economic and cultural powerhouse. Arriving in Tokyo on New Year/s Day, 1947, he worked as a feature writer and film critic for the Pacific Stars and Stripes. After graduating from Columbia, he returned to Japan as film critic for the Japan Times. Although he is especially well known for his analysis of Japanese cinema and for his instrumental role in introducing Japanese film to the West, he is also considered the doyen of cultural observation, helping to define modern Japan and Japanese culture for Western readers while steadfastly believing that "the ostensible is the real," or what you see is what you get. He is the author of some forty books of fiction and non-fiction, dozens of speeches and essays, and hundreds of book, film, and arts reviews. Recent collections include The Donald Richie Reader: 50 Years of Writing on Japan (2001) and Japan Journals 1947-2004 (2004), based on his detailed record of his life in Japan. He still lives and writes in Tokyo.
Kwaidan By Lafcadio Hearn
Kwaidanby Lafcadio Hearn
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$60.99
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Manga Yokai Stories By Lafcadio Hearn
Manga Yokai Storiesby Lafcadio Hearn
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$35.99
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Japanese Ghost Stories By Lafcadio Hearn
Japanese Ghost Storiesby Lafcadio Hearn
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$20.49
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Of Ghosts and Goblins By Lafcadio Hearn
Of Ghosts and Goblinsby Lafcadio Hearn
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$27.09
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In a Japanese Garden Coloring Book By Lafcadio Hearn
In a Japanese Garden Coloring Bookby Lafcadio Hearn
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$40.99
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Japanese Ghost Stories By Lafcadio Hearn
Japanese Ghost Storiesby Lafcadio Hearn
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$26.49
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Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan By Lafcadio Hearn
Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japanby Lafcadio Hearn
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$45.79
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In Ghostly Japan By Lafcadio Hearn
In Ghostly Japanby Lafcadio Hearn
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$23.49
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Kokoro By Lafcadio Hearn
Kokoroby Lafcadio Hearn
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$30.99
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Lafcadio Hearn's Kwaidan By Lafcadio Hearn
Lafcadio Hearn's Kwaidanby Lafcadio Hearn
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$32.29
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Yuki-Onna and Other Stories By Lafcadio Hearn
Yuki-Onna and Other Storiesby Lafcadio Hearn
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$20.79
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Kwaidan By Lafcadio Hearn
Kwaidanby Lafcadio Hearn
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$54.99
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The Kwaidan Collection By Lafcadio Hearn
The Kwaidan Collectionby Lafcadio Hearn
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Oriental Ghost Stories By Lafcadio Hearn
Oriental Ghost Storiesby Lafcadio Hearn
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$31.99
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Lafcadio Hearn's Japan By Lafcadio Hearn
Lafcadio Hearn's Japanby Lafcadio Hearn
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La Cuisine Creole (Trade) By Lafcadio Hearn
La Cuisine Creole (Trade)by Lafcadio Hearn
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Insect Literature By Lafcadio Hearn
Insect Literatureby Lafcadio Hearn
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Gleanings in Buddha-Fields By Lafcadio Hearn
Gleanings in Buddha-Fieldsby Lafcadio Hearn
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$34.99
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In Ghostly Japan By Lafcadio Hearn
In Ghostly Japanby Lafcadio Hearn
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Kwaidan By Lafcadio Hearn
Kwaidanby Lafcadio Hearn
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$32.79
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In Ghostly Japan By Lafcadio Hearn
In Ghostly Japanby Lafcadio Hearn
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$97.89
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Writings from Japan By Lafcadio Hearn
Writings from Japanby Lafcadio Hearn
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Some Chinese Songs By Lafcadio Hearn
Some Chinese Songsby Lafcadio Hearn
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Exotics and Retrospectives By Lafcadio Hearn
Exotics and Retrospectivesby Lafcadio Hearn
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Shawdowings By Lafcadio Hearn
Shawdowingsby Lafcadio Hearn
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The Romance of the Milky Way By Lafcadio Hearn
The Romance of the Milky Wayby Lafcadio Hearn
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Some Chinese Ghosts By Lafcadio Hearn
Some Chinese Ghostsby Lafcadio Hearn
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In Ghostly Japan By Lafcadio Hearn
In Ghostly Japanby Lafcadio Hearn
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Exotics and Retrospectives By Lafcadio Hearn
Exotics and Retrospectivesby Lafcadio Hearn
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Kotto By Lafcadio Hearn
Kottoby Lafcadio Hearn
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Out of the East By Lafcadio Hearn
Out of the Eastby Lafcadio Hearn
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Exotics And Retrospectives By Lafcadio Hearn
Exotics And Retrospectivesby Lafcadio Hearn
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Japanese Fairy Tales By Lafcadio Hearn
Japanese Fairy Talesby Lafcadio Hearn
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