Gleanings in Buddha Fields – Lafcadio Hearn (1898)

S$82.00

Gleanings in Buddha Fields – Lafcadio Hearn (1898)

S$82.00

Title: Gleanings in Buddha Fields: Studies of Hand and Soul in the Far East.
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston. Early printing. No date, copyright page dated 1897.
Condition: Hardcover, blue cloth. Spine faded and spotted, with obvious marks. Rest of the book in very good condition, with slight fading to covers. Interior in excellent condition. Gilt to top edge. 296pp., app 7″ by 4″.

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Essays on Japanese life, art, folklore and religion by Hearn, a Lecturer in English at the Imperial University of Japan. Hearn was one of the first few Westerners to completely master the Japanese language and immerse himself into Japanese culture for a deep study – at a time when Japan was still largely isolated from the outside world.

Contents

I. A Living God
II. Out of the Street
III. Notes of a trip to Kyôto
IV. Dust
V. About Faces in Japanese Art
VI. Ningyô-no-Haka
VII. In Ôsaka
VIII. Buddhist Allusions in Japanese Folk-Song
IX. Nirvana, A Study in Synthetic Buddhism
X. The Rebirth of Katsugorô
XI. Within the Circle