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By Robert L. Gale

Lafcadio Hearn was once a prolific 19th-century author with varied stories. He was once born in Greece; proficient in eire, France, and England; and thereafter resided within the usa, the French West Indies, and Japan. he's most sensible identified for his nonfiction, basically his essays and newspaper columns, even though he additionally wrote various tales that drew at the lore of other cultures. yet he'll continuously be remembered because the American author who first wrote largely approximately Japan and made Asiatic tradition obtainable to British and American readers. This reference is a entire advisor to Hearn's lifestyles and career.

Included within the quantity are countless numbers of alphabetically prepared entries for person works through Hearn and collections of his writings, for individuals of his relatives, and for the colleagues and friends who figured prominently in his existence. The entries summarize his perspectives, exhibit his prepared notion, and display the breadth of his musings. Entries frequently cite works for extra interpreting, and the amount additionally incorporates a bibliography. whereas the publication is at the beginning a consultant to Hearn, it additionally exhibits how eastern society was once first offered to the West.

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