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Published by Houghton Mifflin co. in Boston .
Written in English


  • Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [447]-[453]

LC ClassificationsPS1918 .M3
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 464 p.
Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6496872M
ISBN 10081540350X
LC Control Number46002994

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Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (in Greek: Πατρίκιος Λευκάδιος Χερν, aka Koizumi Yakumo, in Japanese: 小泉八雲) was born in the island of Lefkas (aka Lefkada), Greece. He was a son of an army doctor Charles Hearn from Ireland and a Greek woman Rosa Cassimati (in /5. A singular figure in American letters, Lafcadio Hearn had a life as complex as his heritage. Born in the Ionian Islands to a Greek mother and an Irish father, he was abandoned by his parents, raised in boarding schools, and then sent penniless to the United States, where he began a career as a newspaper journalist. "In the letters [among] themselves, Lafcadio Hearn seems to have had a greater desire to visualize his mother than to seek the comradeship of a brother. The remote and inaccessible seemed always to be nearest his heart." - Henry Tracy Kneeland - "Lafcadio's Brother" Atlantic Monthly - "Dear Brother, - I waited very anxiously for your.   NOVEMBER 5, LAFCADIO HEARN (–), the peripatetic author famous for his writings on Japan, is having a remarkable moment in One hundred and fifteen years after his death, Hearn.

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