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“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once. ” ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons


Author: Lafcadio Hearn

ISBN: 9781463800987 | Publisher: Tulipe Noire Press

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Lafcadio Hearn lived an eventful life -- he was born on a Greek island to a British father and a mother of noble Kytheran-Greek lineage; as a small child he was sent home to be raised in Ireland by relatives. As a young man, he went to Ohio, where he found work as a newsman, and eventually wrote morbidly yellow journalism, eventually becoming known for "florid accounts of local murders, developing a reputation as the paper's premier sensational journalist." (Quoth Wikipedia.)

He moved to New Orleans, where he wrote of local culture, and his cookbooks are still well-known. He went to the Caribbean, and wrote books on that as well. And then he moved to Japan, and that's where he did the work that everyone remembers, even now. The last fifteen years of his life produced books like "Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan," "Out of the East: Reveries and Studies in New Japan," "Kokoro: Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life," "Gleanings in Buddha-Fields: Studies of Hand and Soul in the Far East," "The Boy Who Drew Cats," "Exotics and Retrospectives," "Japanese Fairy Tales," "In Ghostly Japan," "Shadowings," "Kotto: Being Japanese Curios, with Sundry Cobwebs," "Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things," "Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation," and "The Romance of the Milky Way and Other Studies and Stories." "And" he was a teacher at several colleges in Japan while he wrote those. Quite a life.

This book contains three stories, "The Legend of L'Ile Derniere," "Out of the Sea's Strength," and "The Shadow of the Tide." Great stuff; we envy you the opportunity to read them for the first time.

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ISBN 9781463800987
Author Lafcadio Hearn
UPC 1463800983
Binding / Format Paperback
Publisher Tulipe Noire Press
Language English
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