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Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things - Lafcadio Hearn
Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things
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"Kwaidan" translates from the Japanese as weird tales, which perfectly describes these haunting stories.This collection of supernatural tales includes a musician called upon to perform for the dead, man-eating goblins, and insects who uncannily mimic human behavior. A perfect treat for fans of... show more
"Kwaidan" translates from the Japanese as weird tales, which perfectly describes these haunting stories.This collection of supernatural tales includes a musician called upon to perform for the dead, man-eating goblins, and insects who uncannily mimic human behavior. A perfect treat for fans of the strange and otherworldly.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780804836623 (0804836620)
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Nicole~
Nicole~ rated it
4.0 Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn
In Japanese folklore, there is the belief that a disquieted spirit, one who has died still troubled by a deep resentment or anger toward those it considered immoral and malevolent ( such as enemies or murderers), will not let go of its attachment to the physical world, in a sense not having been ext...
Devlin Scott
Devlin Scott rated it
Upon his arrival in Japan in 1890, Lafcadio Hearn found himself enamored with the culture, people, and stories of the country, and would make Japan his home until his death in 1904. His collections of stories published during this time became the most popular of Hearn's writings, and earned him vene...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
5.0 Kwaidan: Japanese Ghost Stories
I loved the stories and really loved the amazing artwork in this edition of the book. The stories are pretty tame by today's standards, but that's probably part of the reason I enjoyed them as much as I did. I didn't particularly appreciate the insect studies in the back of the book because I don't ...
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