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El romance de la via lactea [Paperback]

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With sensibility and affection for the Japanese culture, this volume brings together writings about ancient Japanese poetry, fantastical legends, and stories. New life is given to ancient myths and a spiritual light is cast into daily life.

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Pages   168
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.28 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 28, 2005
Publisher   Ediciones Barataria
ISBN  8495764253  
ISBN13  9788495764256  

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More About Lafcadio Hearn, Pablo Nistal & Joan Edo

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was born on the Greek island of Lefkas, the son of an Anglo-Irish surgeon in the British army and a Greek mother. After his parent's divorce when he was six, he was brought up in Dublin by a great aunt. At the age of nineteen, he went to America, eventually ending up in New Orleans as a newspaper reporter. His flight from Western materialism brought him to Japan in 1890, where he worked for an English newspaper, the Kobe Chronicle, and taught in various schools. In 1896, he began teaching English literature at Tokyo Imperial University, a position he held until 1903, and at Waseda University. Hearn married a samurai's daughter, Koizumi Setsu, became a Japanese citizen and a Buddhist, and changed his name to Koizumi Yakumo. At the young age of 54, he died of a heart attack. Hearn's search for beauty and tranquility, for pleasing customs and lasting values made him a confirmed Japanophile. His keen intellect, poetic imagination, and wonderful clear style permitted him to penetrate to the very essence of things Japanese. He became the great interpreter of things Japanese to the West. Hearn's most famous work is a collection of lectures entitled Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation (published posthumously in 1905). His other books on Japan include Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan (1894), Out of the East (1895), Kokoro (1896), Gleanings in Buddha Fields (1897), Exotics and Retrospectives (1898), In Ghostly Japan (1899), Shadowings (1900), and A Japanese Miscellany (1901).

Lafcadio Hearn was born in 1850 and died in 1904.

Lafcadio Hearn has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Dover Children's Thrift Classics
  2. Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature

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