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Lafcadio Hearn

(Patricio Lafcadio Tessima Carlos Hearn)
Ireland (1850 - 1904)

Lafcadio Hearn was a writer particularly gifted at translating a foreign aesthetic for a Western audience. Hearn's writing is always lyrical and passionate, and in this collection of essays and tales-not all of which are on subjects Japanese, unlike his most popular works-we see also his most refined workmanship and most intellectual discourse. Whether an extrapolation on Goblin Poetry, a discussion of the existential question, a passionate retelling of a mythic tale, or an illustration of Japan's social philosophy, the pieces herein form a portrait of a man who is taking us somewhere fantastic, but making us feel at home all the way.
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Lafcadio Hearn
Short stories
Black Hair
The Screen-maiden
The Legend of Tchi-Niu (1887)
The Return of Yen-Tchin-King (1887)
The Soul of the Great Bell (1887)
The Story of Ming-Y (1887)
The Tale of the Porcelain-God (1887)
The Tradition of the Tea Plant (1887)
The Country of the Comers-back (1889)
The Reconciliation (1900)
Of a Promise Kept (1901)
The Story of Chugoro (1902)
A Dead Secret (1904)
Yuki-Onna (1904)
L'Amour apres la Morte (1914)