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Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan I & II (1st edition)

Author: Lafcadio Hearn

When Published: 1894, first edition.

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.

Available: First edition out of print. New editions should be available. Second hand editions are available

Description: Hard cover book

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan I & II (1st edition) - Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan

Hearn’s first work after his arrival in Japan, and the pinnacle of his works which belong to the genre of travel books and reportage. Drawing on his five senses, he expressed the fundamental culture of Matsue, Izumo and Sanin Area, provincial areas in Japan, together with his ethnological observation of the people’s inner joy in a literary way. The tension between the culture and the people’s inner joy described has made the book a longtime seller

- Takis Efstathiou

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