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  • Chita: A Memory of Last Island

    By Lafcadio Hearn

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    • ISBN-13: 9780649245420
    • Publisher: Trieste Publishing
  • Fantastics and Other Fancies

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781587152054
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: September 2000
  • Gleanings In Buddha-fields

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781596050211
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: June 2004
  • Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    Our Price: $11.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781605970936
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: February 2008
  • Hearn: American Writings; Some Chinese Ghosts; Chita; Two Years in the French West Indies; Youma; Selected Journalism & Letters

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781598530391
    • Publisher: Library of America
    • Published: March 2009
    A unique American writer with a diverse heritage, Lafcadio Hearn turned a newspaper job and a potent curiosity into one of America's unique voices. Translator, essayist, traveler, and ethnologist, Hearn's work touched on many countries and many sensibilities of the late 19th century world. The Library of America has gathered some of his most compelling writings into a single volume:'Some Chinese Ghosts', a retelling of ancient Asian legends; 'Chita' and 'Youma', novels about Louisana and the Caribbean; and a travel book, 'Two Years in the French West Indies'. Also included are highlights of his work as journalist.
  • Inventing New Orleans: Writings of Lafcadio Hearn

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781578063536
    • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
    • Published: June 2001
    Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) prowled the streets of New Orleans from 1877 to 1888 before moving on to a new life and global fame as a chronicler of Japan. Hearn's influence on our perceptions of New Orleans, however, has unjustly remained unknown. In ten years of serving as a correspondent and selling his writing in such periodicals as the New Orleans Daily Item, Times-Democrat, Harper's Weekly, and Scribner's Magazine he crystallized the way Americans view New Orleans and its south Louisiana environs. Hearn was prolific, producing colorful and vivid sketches, vignettes, news articles, essays, translations of French and Spanish literature, book reviews, short stories, and woodblock prints. He haunted the French Quarter to cover such events as the death of Marie Laveau. His descriptions of the seamy side of New Orleans, tainted with voodoo, debauchery, and mystery made a lasting impression on the nation. Denizens of the Crescent City and devotees who flock there for escapades and pleasures will recognize these original tales of corruption, of decay and benign frivolity, and of endless partying. With his writing, Hearn virtually invented the national image of New Orleans as a kind of alternative reality to the United States as a whole. S. Frederick Starr, a leading authority on New Orleans and Louisiana culture, edits the volume, adding an introduction that places Hearn in a social, historical, and literary context. Hearn was sensitive to the unique cultural milieu of New Orleans and Louisiana. During the decade that he spent in New Orleans, Hearn collected songs for the well-known New York music critic Henry Edward Krehbiel and extensively studied Creole French, making valuable and lasting contributions to ethnomusicology and linguistics. Hearn's writings on Japan are famous and have long been available. 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. This gathering also features ten newly discovered sketches. Using his broad stylistic palette, Hearn conjures up a lost New Orleans which later writers such as William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams used to evoke the city as both reality and symbol. Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was a prolific writer, critic, amateur engraver, and journalist. His many books-on a diverse range of subjects-include La Cuisine Creole: A Collection of Culinary Recipes (1885), Gombo Zhebes (1885), Chita (1889), and Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan (1894).
  • King Candaules

    By Theophile Gautier

    Our Price: $7.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781406588514
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: February 2008
  • King Candaules

    By Theophile Gautier

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781463897291
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: June 2011
  • KY Sh: Traume Und Studien Aus Dem Neuen Japan (Classic Reprint)

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    Our Price: $13.57
    • ISBN-13: 9781334316531
    • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • La Cuisine Creole

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781429097444
    • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
    • Published: August 2011
    Lafcadio Hearn's La Cuisine Creole is the first Creole cookbook, one of the great rare classics of the culture. Among its recipes, collected ""from leading chefs and noted Creole housewives,"" are gumbos with oysters, okra, and shrimp; ""grenouilles frites"" or fried frogs; plum, sweet potato, and gingerbread pudding; and a number of beverages, several of which use absinthe as the main ingredient. Lafcadio Hearn spent close to a dozen years in New Orleans, starting in 1877. During that time, his writings significantly shaped the impressions, myths, and symbols of the Crescent City, many of which live on to this day. Although Hearn was born in Greece in 1850, he chronicled Creole culture and the natural and domestic worlds of New Orleans - most notably its language and cuisine - as if he were born and raised there. Later in life, he became a citizen of Japan and is considered by the Japanese to be one of the greatest Japanese writers of his time.
  • Letters from the Raven; Being the Correspondence of Lafcadio Hearn with Henry Watkin

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    Our Price: $23.65
    • ISBN-13: 9780649141746
    • Publisher: Trieste Publishing
  • On Literature (Classic Reprint)

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    Our Price: $16.57
    • ISBN-13: 9781334425196
    • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • Some Chinese Ghosts

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781598185805
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: October 2006
  • The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn Including the Japanese Letters

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781434498571
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: February 2008

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