Lafcadio Hearn may be the most interesting individual I write about this month, and that’s including fictional characters. Born on the Greek island Lefkada to an Irish Sergeant Major and a Greek noblewoman, he was raised in Dublin.
Writing in the latter half of the nineteenth century, Lafcadio Hearn is best known for his books describing and extolling Japan. After a turbulent early life which took him from the Greek islands via Ireland to the USA, Hearn finally found his spiritual home in Japan.These were dark days for Lafcadio Hearn, tramping through the endless London streets, ill and half-blind. Details are happily lost, but it is stated in a letter of his that he was penniless, friendless, and sick in the great metropolis. Once he took service as a servant and once he was an inmate of the workhouse! Fragments of autobiographic.The Lafcadio Hearn Collection is housed in the Main Library’s Cincinnati Room. If you’d like to browse through some of the material in the collection, just stop by the Cincinnati Room service desk—our staff will be happy to assist you! About Lafcadio Hearn.
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Out of the East, by Lafcadio Hearn This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States and most other parts of the world at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
Lafcadio Hearn: A Biographical Essay. Of Greek and Anglo-Irish parentage, Hearn was born on the island of Lefkas on June 27, 1850, and died in Japan on September 26, 1904. When he was three his parents separated and young Lafcadio was taken to Ireland to be raised by a stern great-aunt, who intended him for the Jesuit priesthood. After primary.
A classic book of ghost stories from one of the world’s leading nineteenth-century writers, the author of In Ghostly Japan and Japanese Fairy Tales. Published just months before Lafcadio Hearn’s.
JAPANESE FEMALE NAMES OF TO-DAY. By Mr. Suzuki Sakaye. This paper, primarily intended as a review of Lafcadio Hearn's essay on the same subject, was originally written in the form of a.
There are many ellipses in the text. Hearn often used them in this book; they do not represent omissions by the digitizer. Author's original notes are in brackets, those by the digitizer are in parentheses. Diacritical marks in the original are absent from this digitized version. KWAIDAN: Stories and Studies of Strange Things By Lafcadio Hearn.
Patrick Lafcadio Hearn is a sometimes forgotten Irish writer of horror, possibly because his main topic of interest was Japanese folklore. He was born in 1850 in Greece to Irish Officer Charles Hearn and Greek native Rosa Cassimati, who moved to Dublin in 1852.
Lafcadio Hearn, a Greek-Irish writer and Illustrious Citizen of Matsue, is a link between Matsue and various other cities around the world. As such, Matsue has maintained special ties with Ireland since 1988. In additional to these ties, Matsue has formal relationships with the following cities. More info about Lafcadio Hearn in our History.
Kwaidan is a film cinephiles instantly recognise from its distinctive imagery, even if they haven’t seen it themselves. I was in that category until recently, having first seen stills from it decades ago when my obsession with cinema was first manifesting.
INTRODUCTION. The publication of a new volume of Lafcadio Hearn's exquisite studies of Japan happens, by a delicate irony, to fall in the very month when the world is waiting with tense expectation for news of the latest exploits of Japanese battleships.
Topic: In recent year, life has come more stressful than it has ever before. As a consequence, more and more people are suffering from stress-related problems. What factors are contributing to this increase and what do you think can be done to overcome the current problems? In recent years, the number of people being stressful has increased.
In Ghostly Japan Read by LibriVox Volunteers This collection of 14 stories collected by Lafcadio Hearn, contains Japanese ghost stories, but also several non-fiction pieces.
Lafcadio Hearn was born on the Greek island of Santa Maura, originally called Leucadia, in 1850, to an Irish surgeon in the British army and a woman of Maltese ancestry. He and his mother moved to Dublin in 1852 to be with his Irish relatives. His mother went back to Greece two years later leaving Lafcadio in Ireland with a great aunt who sent.
Administrative Information Processed by: Joan Sibley and Jamie Hawkins-Kirkham, 2011. Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog.Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.
The great principle of Western society is that competition rules here as it rules in everything else. The best man - that is to say, the strongest and cleverest - is likely to get the best woman, in the sense of the most beautiful person.