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Out of the East: Reveries & Studies in New Japan – Lafcadio Hearn (1927)

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Out of the East: Reveries & Studies in New Japan – Lafcadio Hearn (1927)

S$58.00

Title: Out of the East: Reveries & Studies in New Japan

Author: Lafcadio Hearn

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, The Travellers’ Library, 1927.

Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Good. Slight ink-staining to spine, and slight tanning to edges and first few pages. Else very good. 251pp., app 6″ by 4″.

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This collection of wonderful tales features stories of devotion, ancestor worship, courtesy, and kindness. Included are The Red Bridal, in which the conflict between duty and human feelings leads to tragedy in classical Japanese style, and With Kyushu Students, Hearn’s account of his own experiences teaching at the Kumamoto Higher Middle School.

Contents:

I. The Dream of a Summer Day
II With Kyushu Students
III. At Hakata
IV. Of the Eternal Feminine
V. Bits of Life and Death
VI. The Stone Buddha.
VII. Jiujutsu
VIII. The Red Bridal .
IX. A Wish Fulfilled
X. In Yokohama
XI. Yuko: A Reminiscence