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Lafcadio Hearn
Birth date: June 27, 1850
Died: September 26, 1904
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Nicole~ rated it 10 years ago
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...
Alex Hurst Reads
Alex Hurst Reads rated it 10 years ago
More a philosophical and spiritual musing on the supernatural stories of Japan than a collection of ghost stories, In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn is beautifully written and wonderfully thought-provoking.The text leans heavily into the doctrines of Buddhism, but with a clear, Western interpretati...
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) rated it 10 years ago
Genre: Japan / Horror / Animals Year Published: 2002 Year Read: 2014 Publisher: Holiday House Now, I will admit that I had actually read the popular Japanese folktale, “The Boy Who Drew Cats” before; my first exposure being to the Rabbit Ears’ version of the folktale which was narrated b...
Ama's Picture Books
Ama's Picture Books rated it 11 years ago
adapted by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Aki Sogabe This adaptation is remarkably similar to the original. I'd say the only bonus to reading this version is Sogabe's cut paper illustrations. Also, the book uses the word chink too many times for my liking. The word is present in the original tran...
The Ninja Reader
The Ninja Reader rated it 12 years ago
Lovely collection of Japanese folk tales, but the double (triple?) translation that's going on is kind of painful. For mythology and folk tale geeks, absolutely recommended.
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