Shadowings

By: Hearn, Lafcadio

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Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904), known also by the Japanese name Pictorial blue cloth, 12mo, 268 pages plus publishers list, 5 black and white plates; boards show little signs of edge wear, from the collection of Pulitzer nominated historian Gloria Grace Griffen, whose bookplate is adhered to front paste down, withdrawn stamp on bookplate, bookseller's stamp on rear paste down. "A menagerie of observation, philosophy, musing, and storytelling, Shadowings is quirky and charming, not unlike its author, transplanted Westerner Lafcadio Hearn. In this work, Hearn takes us from an ancient Japanese legend of love and spirits to an intimate contemplation on fear to a philosophical study of feminine Japanese names. Applying both his keen aesthetic eye and his uncanny ability to translate feelings as well as words, Hearn awakens the intellect and spirit, and offering us a prime view not only into his beloved adopted country, but into humanity itself." -Goodreads. Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories. In the late 19th century, Japan was still largely unknown and exotic to Westerners. However, with the introduction of Japanese aesthetics, particularly at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900, Japanese styles became fashionable in Western countries. Consequently, Hearn became known to the world by his writings concerning Japan.

Title: Shadowings

Author Name: Hearn, Lafcadio

Categories: Beautiful Bindings,

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1900

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: CS00386

Keywords: FAIRY TALES FEMALE NAMES JAPAN SCHOLARLY SPIRITS BUGS INSECTS GHOST STORIES VINTAGE BEAUTIFUL BOOKS BINDINGS ARTSY ARTWORK PHILOSOPHY