Lafcadio Hearn's Japan

Editora: Tuttle Publishing Data de lançamento: 2011-04-11
Pontos Requerido: 3850


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This collection of writings from Lafcaido Hern paints a rare and fascinating picture of pre-modern Japan Over a century after his death, author, translator, and educator Lafcaido Hearn remains one of the best-known Westerners ever to make Japan his home. Almost more Japanese than the Japanese"e;to think with their thoughts"e; was his aimhis prolific writings on things Japanese were instrumental in introducing Japanese culture to the West.In this masterful anthology, Donald Richie shows that Hearn was first and foremost a reliable and enthusiastic observer, who faithfully recorded a detailed account of the people, customs, and culture of late nineteen-century Japan. Opening and closing with excerpts from Hearn's final books, Richie's astute selection from among "e;over 4,000 printed pages"e; not including correspondence and other writing, also reveals Hearn's later, more sober and reflective attitudes to the things that he observed and wrote about.Part One, "e;The Land,"e; chronicles Hearn's early years when he wrote primarily about the appearance of his adopted home. Part Two, "e;The People,"e; records the author's later years when he came to terms with the Japanese themselves. In this anthology, Richie, more gifted in capturing the essence of a person on the page than any other foreign writer living in Japan, has picked out the best of Hearn's evocations.Select writings include:The Chief City of the Province of the GodsThree Popular BalladsIn the Cave of the Children's GhostsBits of Life and DeathA Street SingerKimikoOn A Bridge

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Gênero: Japan

Coleção: Tuttle Publishing

Typo: Adobe PDF

Páginas: 224

ISBN: 9781462900107

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Gênero: Japan

Coleção: Tuttle Publishing

Typo: Adobe PDF

Páginas: 224

ISBN: 9781462900107

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