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Lafcadio Hearn

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Fiction, Short Stories

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Paperback

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Paperback | ISBN 9789387164840 | 144 pp | February 2018)

Summary

In the late 1800s, Lafcadio Hearn collected and retold strange and wonderful ghostly tales from old Japanese legends. In these stories, a blind poet must perform for members of a dead royal family; an old man gives up his life in exchange for blossoms on a wilting cherry tree; a man trying to comfort a strange woman crying in the dark recoils in horror on seeing her face; and a mandarin duck haunts the hunter who shot her companion.
These are timeless and hair-raising stories in which humans and ghostly creatures co-exist. This new edition, with an introduction by Ruskin Bond, will leave readers spellbound.


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About the author

Lafcadio Hearn

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850–1904), known also by the Japanese name Koizumi, was a writer and journalist. He grew up in Europe and moved to the US where he worked for many years as a journalist. He went to Japan in 1890 as the Japan correspondent for a newspaper and soon settled down there, adopting the […]

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