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Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan
Author: Lafcadio Hearn

ISBN: 9780804847551
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 1 November 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 11.8 x 4.3
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Two volumes in one!

This is a complete, two-volume set of one of the greatest books on 19th century Japanese history and culture.

Though Lafcadio Hearn went on to write a dozen more books on Japan, this collection of first impressions remains his most popular. Among the reasons is that here, more than anywhere else, the author most vividly captured a place that so affected him that he stayed for the rest of his life. The modern reader can still, through these pages, experience that "first charm of Japan, intangible and volatile as a perfume." 

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan combines two volumes of a work that first appeared in 1894. In the pages of this book are the customs, the superstitions, the charming scenery, the revelations of Japanese character, and all the other elements that Lafcadio Hearn found so bewitching. Here, for example, are essays on such subjects as the Japanese garden, the household shrine, the festivals, and the bewildering Japanese smile-all aspects of Japanese life that have endured in spite of the changes that have taken place during the m...

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