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Lafcadio Hearn's "The Faceless Ghost" and Other Macabre Tales from Japan: A Graphic Novel - Sean Michael Wilson, Michiru Morikawa
Lafcadio Hearn's "The Faceless Ghost" and Other Macabre Tales from Japan: A Graphic Novel
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Eerie traditional Japanese ghost stories retold in a graphic novel format.Over one hundred years ago, the writer Lafcadio Hearn gathered and translated into English a selection of traditional Japanese ghost/mystery stories. They were published as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In... show more
Eerie traditional Japanese ghost stories retold in a graphic novel format.Over one hundred years ago, the writer Lafcadio Hearn gathered and translated into English a selection of traditional Japanese ghost/mystery stories. They were published as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In this new graphic novel, acclaimed manga creator Sean Michael Wilson retells six of these stories. All of them are very well known in Japan, where ghosts and demons are often called yokai, meaning "the mysterious and weird." Today these stories find expression mostly in movies and manga, but they remain rooted in the traditional ghost stories of the Edo era known as kaidan, which means "recited narrative of strange, mysterious, rare, or bewitching apparitions."      The book includes an afterword by William Scott Wilson, the esteemed translator and editor of Japanese texts and samurai philosophy, who puts the stories into historical context.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781611801972 (1611801974)
Publisher: Shambhala
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
4.0 Ghosts of Japan
Beautiful art with eerie storytelling. I wish this was a series. I would so keep reading these. I still intend to read the original stories, but this was great as a visual format to some great classic horror I hadn't yet got around to reading except for one very scary story by Hearn I read in an ant...
I'm Reading Comeeks
I'm Reading Comeeks rated it
4.0 Macabre Tales
A nice adaptation of some of Lafcadio Hearn's most famously translated creepy Japanese folk tales. Of course the beloved Faceless Ghost would be front and center! At least there are no Windego. Though the Yuki-Onna comes pretty close. Each story, from Hoichi the Earless to the story of a woman ...
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