Japanese Ghost Stories: Lafcadio Hearn (Kindle)
THING IS SO WOEFULLY WRITTEN ITSis so woefully written Its badly written that I thought surely
It Must Be Translated Terribly Because Barelymust be translated terribly because barely makes sense Most of these stories don t involve ghosts at all i feel totally mislead These stories suck the dialogue also sucks and the wording just doesn t roll off the tongue well at all I had to re read many lines because the phrasing is so abysmalDo yourself a favour and avoid this or if you have to experience it get it 2nd hand and cheap. Terrifying faceless mujina who haunt lonely neighborhoods Lafcadio Hearn a master storyteller drew on traditional Japanese folklore infused with memories of his own haunted childhood in Ireland to create the chilling tales in Japanese Ghost Stories They are today regarded in Japan as classics in their own rig.
Hearn â 0 Free downloadDs We enter a world in which fear filled superstition is constantly
Reinforced By Horrific Actsby horrific acts vengeance by spirits often female and where hierarchy is as rigidly observed between ghosts as amongst the living The fact that these
Stories Were Collected By Hearn Direct Fromwere collected by Hearn direct from presumably living oral tradition at the end of the nineteenth century is another indicator of how very different are the recent roots of Japan from those of EuropeLafcadio Hearn was as singular as the folk tales which he collected and published in Japan in the 1890s He was born in 1850 to an Irish father and Greek mother in the Ionian island of Lefkada was abandoned by his parents and spent a largely miserable childhood in Ireland and England the last section of this book is about this became a journalist in the USA where his illegal marriage to a black ex slave in 1874 lost him his job spent two years in the French West Indies translated French fiction wrote short novels arrived in Japan in 1890 where he married a Japanese woman had various teaching posts and published books on Japan dying from heart disease in 1904The stories in this volume are written with great care Urn out to be frogs paintings come alive deadly spectral brides haunt the living and a samurai delivers the
baby of a Shinto goddess with mystical help Here are all the phantoms and ghouls ofof a Shinto goddess with mystical help Here are all the phantoms and ghouls of folklore rokuro ubi whose heads separate from their bodies at night; jikininki or flesh eating goblins; and. Daughter is on her way to Japan and found this book ideal
for reading on the long flight These are legends than ghost storiesreading on the long flight These are legends than ghost stories feel I had some difficulty with remembering who was who due to my unfamiliarity with Japanese names Some of the stories correspond with some of the old Irish legends with death and malevolent spirits looming large Apart from that I found it uite repetitive This approachable and easy to read series of short stories invokes a uiet and beautiful picture of Japan in times gone by Distinctly Japanese in nature the stories included leave the reader to reflect on what they have been told and the emotions they invite Hearn s own thoughts on the material are eually intriguingI thoroughly recommend this book for those with in an interest in Japanese culture and also anyone who might enjoy ghost stories with of a sense of lingering discomfort than full on fear A very good book This remarkable set of generally very short tales has the feel and taste of authenticityThe stories are thoroughly exotic by Western standards spirit women devour earthly lovers demons are tamed in fish ponds and samurai monks clobber floating goblin hea. Brilliantly entertaining and eerie ghost stories regarded as major classics in Japan by the Irish writer and Lafcadio Hearn whose life inspired bestselling writer Moniue Truong's novel The Sweetest FruitsA Penguin ClassicIn this collection of ghost stories from Japan beautiful princesses .