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Written in English


  • Biography: general,
  • Cultural studies,
  • 20th century,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • General,
  • Japan - History,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Japanese,
  • History: World,
  • Japan,
  • Hearn, Lafcadio,,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • Hearn, Lafcadio,
  • Social Science / Ethnic Studies,
  • Authors, American,
  • Literary collections,
  • 1850-1904,
  • Americans,
  • Biography,
  • Homes and haunts

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8290332M
ISBN 10090440448X
ISBN 109780904404487

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But Inventing New Orleans: Writings of Lafcadio Hearn brings together a selection of Hearn's nonfiction on New Orleans and Louisiana, creating a previously unavailable sampling. In these pieces Hearn, an Anglo-Greek immigrant who came to America by way of Ireland, is alternately playful, lyrical, and morbid/5(14). Lafcadio Hearn's America Ethnographic Sketches and Editorials (Book): Hearn, Lafcadio: The American essays of renowned writer Lafcadio Hearn () artistically chronicle the robust urban life of Cincinnati and New Orleans. Hearn is one of the few chroniclers of urban American life in the nineteenth century, and much of this material has not been widely available since the s. The Library of America provided a capstone to the Hearn revival in with its mammoth, page Lafcadio Hearn: American Writings, a brick of a book that, in addition to Hearn’s nonfiction, also includes his memorable novel, Chita. Lafcadio Hearn's America collects Hearn's stories of vagabonds, river people, mystics, criminals, and some of the earliest accounts available of black and ethnic urban folklife in America. He was a frequently consulted expert on America during his years in Japan, and these editorials reflect on the problems and possibilities of American life as.

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (in Greek: Πατρίκιος Λευκάδιος Χερν, aka Koizumi Yakumo, in Japanese: 小泉八雲) was born in the island of Lefkas (aka Lefkada), Greece. He was a son of an army doctor Charles Hearn from Ireland and a Greek woman Rosa Cassimati (in Greek: Ρόζα Αντωνίου Κασιμάτη)/5. Lafcadio Hearn, “The Soul of the Great Bell” Library of America guides readers in finding and exploring the exceptional writing that reflects the nation’s history and culture. Learn More. Publisher. From poetry, novels, and memoirs to journalism, crime writing, and science fiction, the more than volumes published by Library of. A translator of Flaubert and Gautier, Lafcadio Hearn was the master of a gaudy and sometimes self-consciously decadent literary style, but he was also a tough-minded and keenly observant reporter, with an eye for the offbeat, the sensual, and occasionally the gruesome. The writings of his American years collected in this Library of America volume--on subjects as wide ranging as comparative.   Lafcadio Hearn () was born on the Greek island of Lefkas, the son of an Anglo-Irish surgeon in the British army and a Greek mother. After his parent's divorce when he was six, he was brought up in Dublin by a great aunt. At the age of nineteen, he went to America, eventually ending up in New Orleans as a newspaper : Tuttle Publishing.

Get this from a library! Lafcadio Hearn's America: Ethnographic Sketches and Editorials.. [Simon J Bronner] -- The American essays of renowned writer Lafcadio Hearn () artistically chronicle the robust urban life of Cincinnati and New Orleans. Hearn is one of the few chroniclers of urban American. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: pt. 1. Communities and the "under side" of America.   A singular figure in American letters, Lafcadio Hearn (&#;) had a life as complex as his heritage. Born in the Ionian Islands to a Greek mother and an Irish father, he was abandoned by his parents, raised in boarding schools, and Brand: Library of America. This book is offered by Kubik Fine Books Ltd. Established in , our store is in Dayton, Ohio, and specializes in rare/antique books of all types, with a special emphasis on history and theology. We are a member firm of the two most prestigious organizations in the rare books trade: the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA Seller Rating: % positive.