KWAIDAN: Stories And Studies Of Strange Things
By Lafcadio Hearn
In this new edition of "stories and studies of strange things" accompanied by illustrations by Lester Banzuelo, Lafcadio Hearn draws from his life in Japan and sketches a delicate, haunting world of snow maidens and faceless ghosts, corpse-eaters and trickster demons, soul mountains and enchanted sleep. With poetic imagination and cultural insight distilled by a lucid literary style, Hearn ushers us into the mysteries and marvels of an island country born of the sun and shrouded in mist from the sea.
About the Author :
Hearn (1850-1904) was born in Levkas, Greece, as the son of Greek and British parents. In 1869 he went to the United States and did various work, finally as a journalist. In 1890 he came to Japan and taught English in Japanese schools, and became a Japanese citizen under the name of Koizumi Yakuma. He died in Tokyo.