Lafcadio Hearn in Japan. With Mrs.Lafcadio Hearn's Reminiscences Frontispiece by Shoshu Saito with Sketches by Genjiro Kataoka and Mr. Hearn Himself


Editorial: New York: Mitchell Kennerley / London: Elkin Mathews / Japan: Kelly & Walsh,, New York, London & Yokohama, 1911
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vii, & 177 pages; Publisher's original binding: yellow textured wrappers printed in black, bound in the Japanese style: stab-sewn with visible thread cords crossing the "spine" (visible cut edges of the text block) and running down the outside of the gutter margins, front and rear. This fragile binding is in excellent, unworn condition, protected by the publisher's original folding case -- blue-grey boards with paper labels on the spine and the front cover, and two silk cords with bone or ivory clasps (one is now missing). The case is somewhat soiled and worn, with rubbing along the hinges. The volume itself is well preserved, apart from some moderate foxing throughout. OCLC: 303490 A fascinating text, written about one transcultural literary by another. Lafcadio Hearn was a product of Greece, Ireland, France, Cincinnati, New Orleans, the West Indies, and finally found a permanent home in Japan at age forty. Hearn became a naturalized Japanese citizen, assuming the name Koizumi Yakumo, in 1896, (not long after the author of this book first left Japan for the West. Yone Noguchi was born in Japan, near Nagoya. He attended Keio University in Tokyo, but left before graduation to wander through California, Chicago, New York, England, back to New York, and finally, returning to Japan, where he become a leading interpreter of Japanese culture to Westerners, and of Western culture to the Japanese -- writing mostly in English. This book was printed in Kamakura, Japan [The Valley Press] -- an interesting choice. while modern Kamakura is a small near-neighbor to Tokyo (30 miles distant), it was once what can only be described as a former de facto capital of Japan as the seat of the Shogunate and of the Regency during the Kamakura Period [1185–1333) A.D.] -- a period which marked the emergence of the samurai, the warrior caste, and the establishment of feudalism in Japan. Its spirit is one of the aspects of Japan which Lafcadio Hearn wrote about for Westerners, for whom Japan was largely a mystery at the turn of the last century. N° de ref. de la librería 40362

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Título: Lafcadio Hearn in Japan. With Mrs.Lafcadio ...

Editorial: New York: Mitchell Kennerley / London: Elkin Mathews / Japan: Kelly & Walsh,, New York, London & Yokohama

Año de publicación: 1911

Encuadernación: Softcover

Condición del libro:Very Good+

Edición: First Edition; Second Printing.

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