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Book Japanese Ghost Stories

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lafcadio Hearn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2019-09-24
  • ISBN : 0241381274
  • Pages : 273 pages

Download or read book Japanese Ghost Stories written by Lafcadio Hearn and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2019-09-24 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brilliantly entertaining and eerie ghost stories, regarded as major classics in Japan, by the Irish writer and Japanophile Lafcadio Hearn—whose life inspired bestselling writer Monique Truong's novel The Sweetest Fruits A Penguin Classic In this collection of classic ghost stories from Japan, beautiful princesses turn out to be frogs, paintings come alive, deadly spectral brides haunt the living, and a samurai delivers the baby of a Shinto goddess with mystical help. Here are all the phantoms and ghouls of Japanese folklore: "rokuro-kubi," whose heads separate from their bodies at night; "jikininki," or flesh-eating goblins; and terrifying faceless "mujina" who haunt lonely neighborhoods. Lafcadio Hearn, a master storyteller, drew on traditional Japanese folklore, infused with memories of his own haunted childhood in Ireland, to create the chilling tales in Japanese Ghost Stories. They are today regarded in Japan as classics in their own right.

Book Kwaidan

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  • Author : Lafcadio Hearn
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Release : 2022-05-17
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 110 pages

Download or read book Kwaidan written by Lafcadio Hearn and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-05-17 with total page 110 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things features several Japanese ghost stories and a brief non-fiction study on insects. Most of these stories were translated from old Japanese texts. The author also states that one of the stories – Yuki-onna – was told to him by a farmer in Musashi Province, and his was apparently the first record of it. Riki-Baka is based on a personal experience of the author._x000D_ Table of Contetns:_x000D_ The Story of Mimi-nashiHōichi_x000D_ Oshidori_x000D_ The Story of O-Tei_x000D_ Ubazakura_x000D_ Diplomacy_x000D_ Of a Mirror and a Bell_x000D_ Jikininki_x000D_ Mujina_x000D_ Rokurokubi_x000D_ A Dead Secret_x000D_ Yuki-Onna_x000D_ The Story of Aoyagi_x000D_ Jiu-Roku-Zakura_x000D_ The Dream of Akinosuke_x000D_ Riki-Baka_x000D_ Hi-Mawari_x000D_ Hōrai_x000D_ In the last half of the book, Hearn lists collected Chinese/Japanese superstitions and his own personal thoughts on various members of the insect world._x000D_ Butterflies: Personification of the human soul._x000D_ Mosquitoes: Karmic reincarnation of jealous or greedy people in the form of Jiki-ketsu-gaki or "blood-drinking pretas"._x000D_ Ants: Mankind's superior in terms of chastity, ethics, social structure, longevity and evolution.

Book Kwaidan

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  • Author : Lafcadio Hearn
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 1904
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 300 pages

Download or read book Kwaidan written by Lafcadio Hearn and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 1904 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "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. It is a unique collection of haunting Japanese supernatural stories written by a Westerner who adopted Japan as his homeland.

Book Kwaidan

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  • Author : Hearn Lafcadio
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1901
  • ISBN : 9780259730958
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Kwaidan written by Hearn Lafcadio and published by . This book was released on 1901 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Shadowings

Download or read book Shadowings written by Lafcadio Hearn and published by . This book was released on 1917 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Kwaidan  Stories and Studies of Strange Things

Download or read book Kwaidan Stories and Studies of Strange Things written by Lafcadio Hearn and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2022-10-19 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original.

Book Kwaidan Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn

Download or read book Kwaidan Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn written by Lafcadio Hearn and published by . This book was released on 2017-10-11 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things often shortened to Kwaidan ("ghost story"), is a book by Lafcadio Hearn that features several Japanese ghost stories and a brief non-fiction study on insects.[1] It was later used as the basis for a movie called Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi in 1964.

Book Kwaidan

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  • Author : Lafcadio Hearn
  • Publisher : Tebbo
  • Release : 2012-06
  • ISBN : 9781486149926
  • Pages : 52 pages

Download or read book Kwaidan written by Lafcadio Hearn and published by Tebbo. This book was released on 2012-06 with total page 52 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lafcadio Hearn is well-known in his Japanese name, Koizumi Yagumo. Actually, I never doubted that Koizumi Yagumo was a born-Japanese. His famous Kwaidan, or Japanese ghost stories are so Japanese and it really scared me. When my brother told me that Koizumi Yagumo is actually a Western people, I didnt believe it at first... He was born in 1850 in Greek, his mothers country. Educated in his fathers country, Ireland, he went to USA when he was 19 years old. He worked as a journalist in New Orlens, then came to Japan and became an English teacher in Matsue, Shimane prefecture in 1890. He married with Yae Koizumi and got Japanese citizenship. Kwaidan includes ghost stories lik Earless Ho Ichi, a Biwa (Japanese PiPa) player and story teller of famous Heike legends, who was possesed by Heike (the warrior family once governed Japan then defeated) warriors ghosts because of his talent, and Mujina, bewitched racoon dogs which scare people to death. Koizumi Yagumo is more Japanese than Japanese... Koizumi Yagumo is still popular in Japan (and I believe a lot of people still believe that he is a born-Japanese...). When I searched Koizumi Yagumo in Japanese Goo, it hit 422! Kwaidan is Hearns most famous book, and justifiably so. It is the least academic of his works, collecting together some of Japans core ghost and monster stories into one slim volume. Much like the Brothers Grimm, Hearn did not actually create these stories but rather compiled them and put them into written form for the first time, learning them from folk tales and storytellers. Along with famous, Kwaidan is Hearns most influential book. The Story of Mimi-nashi Hoichi is as well-known in Japan as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is in the United States. The Yuki Onna has made it into a few films, including Kurosawas Dreams and the filmed version of this book, Kwaidan. The stories themselves are of excellent quality, ranging from spooky ghost tales to humorous tales of wandering monks encountering monsters. Each story ranges from 5-15 pages long. Along with the stories are three insect studies, the likes of which can be found in all Hearn books. These are excellent academic studies of insects in traditional Japanese folk lore, including childrens songs and haiku poetry involving insects.

Book Lafcadio Hearn s Japan

Download or read book Lafcadio Hearn s Japan written by Lafcadio Hearn and published by Tuttle Publishing. This book was released on 2011-04-11 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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--"to think with their thoughts" was his aim--his 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 "over 4,000 printed pages" 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, "The Land," chronicles Hearn's early years when he wrote primarily about the appearance of his adopted home. Part Two, "The People," 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 Gods Three Popular Ballads In the Cave of the Children's Ghosts Bits of Life and Death A Street Singer Kimiko On A Bridge

Book Kwaidan

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  • Author : Lafcadio Hearn
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2020-08-10
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 152 pages

Download or read book Kwaidan written by Lafcadio Hearn and published by . This book was released on 2020-08-10 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, is a book by Lafcadio Hearn that features several Japanese ghost stories and a brief non-fiction study on insects.Hearn declares in his, shortly before his death, that most of these stories were translated from old Japanese texts. He also states that one of the stories - Yuki-onna - was told to him by a farmer in Musashi Province, and his was apparently the first record of it, both by his own account and according to the research of modern folklorists. Riki-Baka is based on a personal experience of Hearn's. While he does not declare it in his introduction, Hi Mawari among the final narratives in the volume seems to be a recollection of an experience in his childhood it is, setting itself apart from almost all the others, written in the first person and set in rural Wales.

Book Kwaidan

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  • Author : Lafcadio Hearn
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2020-05-25
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 108 pages

Download or read book Kwaidan written by Lafcadio Hearn and published by . This book was released on 2020-05-25 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Shadow-maker shapes forever." The book Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things or often shortened toKwaidan, is a book by Lafcadio Hearn that features several Japanese ghost stories and a brief non-fiction study on insects. Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was a writer born in Lefkada, Unites States of the IonianIslands, he is best known for his books on Japanese ghost stories and legends..

Book Kwaidan  Stories and Studies of Strange Things

Download or read book Kwaidan Stories and Studies of Strange Things written by Lafcado Hearn and published by SMK Books. This book was released on 2018-04-03 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Lafcadio Hearn s  The Faceless Ghost  and Other Macabre Tales from Japan

Download or read book Lafcadio Hearn s The Faceless Ghost and Other Macabre Tales from Japan written by Sean Michael Wilson and published by Shambhala. This book was released on 2015-11-03 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over one hundred years ago, the writer and Japanophile Lafcadio Hearn gathered together a selection of kaidan, traditional Japanese ghost, myth, and mystery stories, and published them in English in over a dozen books. The kaidan feature vengeful ghosts and bewitching spirits that mete out karmic justice in eerie and sometimes horrifying ways. Some of the tales were Japanese versions of older Chinese tales of divination; others were influenced by Shinto and Buddhism, including a Buddhist-influenced mystery storytelling game popular in the Edo era (1603–1868). In contemporary culture, these stories have found new expression mostly in movies and manga. In this graphic novel, acclaimed manga creator Sean Michael Wilson and illustrator Michiru Morikawa present six of these classic, supernatural stories.

Book Kwaidan

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lafcado Hearn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-03-07
  • ISBN : 1625586957
  • Pages : 106 pages

Download or read book Kwaidan written by Lafcado Hearn and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-03-07 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, by Lafcadio Hearn, features several Japanese ghost stories and a brief study on insects. Hearn declares in his introduction, that most of these stories were translated from old Japanese texts (probably with the help of his wife, Setsu Koizumi). He also states that one of the stories - Yuki-onna - was told to him by a farmer in Musashi Province, and this was, to the best of his knowledge, the first record of it.

Book The Book of Dreams and Ghosts

Download or read book The Book of Dreams and Ghosts written by Andrew Lang and published by . This book was released on 1897 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Kwaidan   Stories and Studies of Strange Things

Download or read book Kwaidan Stories and Studies of Strange Things written by Lafcadio Hearn and published by . This book was released on 2021-04-26 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholar Lafcadio Hearn made it his life's work to study the world's supernatural superstitions, with a particular focus on Asian cultures. This volume brings together a series of traditional Japanese ghost stories, as well as several first-hand accounts of unusual occurrences in the country. A must-read for fans of comparative mythology.

Book The Guide to Supernatural Fiction

Download or read book The Guide to Supernatural Fiction written by Everett Franklin Bleiler and published by . This book was released on 1983 with total page 744 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: