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  • Chitaby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    A traveler with insatiable wanderlust, journalist and ethnographer Lafcadio Hearn spent much of his life journeying to new and unfamiliar cultures. After spending some time in New Orleans, Hearn became interested in the fate of a barrier island off the Gulf Coast that had been destroyed by a tropical storm. It is this doomed island that forms the centerpiece... more...

  • Glimpses of an Unfamilar Japan, Second Seriesby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the second volume of Lafcadio Hearn's essays on the culture of nineteenth-century Japan, readers are given an firsthand look inside a society that was long cloaked by secrecy and a suspicion of outsiders. These closely observed anecdotes and vignettes will engage fans of top-notch travel writing. more...

  • Glimpses of an Unfamiliar Japanby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Scholar and self-taught ethnographer Lafcadio Hearn spent much of his life documenting and interpreting Japanese culture for Western audiences. His observations and essays in Glimpses of an Unfamiliar Japan offer an exciting look into the daily lives of the Japanese in a bygone era. more...

  • Japanby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Scholar and travel writer Lafcadio Hearn spent decades in Japan, eventually adopting it as his home country. Perhaps more than any other single writer, Hearn is responsible for documenting and interpreting Japan for Western audiences. In this engrossing volume, Hearn undertakes his most comprehensive comparative analysis of Japanese culture. more...

  • Kokoroby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    As a lifelong scholar and observer of Japanese culture, Lafcadio Hearn was deeply familiar with the beliefs, attitudes, worldviews, and habits of the country's populace. In this inspiring book, he distills a lifetime worth of knowledge into a series of tips and suggestions that readers can use to cultivate the tranquility and balance that so many... more...

  • Kwaidanby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Scholar Lafcadio Hearn made it his life's work to study the world's supernatural superstitions, with a particular focus on Asian cultures. This volume brings together a series of traditional Japanese ghost stories, as well as several first-hand accounts of unusual occurrences in the country. A must-read for fans of comparative mythology. more...

  • The Romance of the Milky Wayby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This volume of engrossing essays and odds and ends from the always-interesting writer and amateur social scientist Lafcadio Hearn encompasses a number of topics, including various folk stories from Japan and musings on literature and philosophy. Hearn's wide-ranging intellect is on full display, and as always, his thoughts are rendered in an inimitably... more...

  • Some Chinese Ghostsby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Ghost stories aren't always the province of creaky old Victorian hotels and medieval palaces. This fascinating collection brings together some traditional tales of the supernatural from China. If you're a horror buff who's looking to expand your horizons a bit, Some Chinese Ghosts is a must-read. more...

  • Clarimondeby Theophile Gautier; Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 1.99

    Forbidden love drives the plot of the classic short story "Clarimonde," which some historians describe as one of the earliest gothic vampire tales. When a man's lost love is miraculously brought back to life, he views the shift in circumstances as a divine gift. But when the grisly secret behind his beloved's survival is revealed,... more...

  • Clarimondeby Theophile Gautier; Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Forget the wan creatures who populate the Twilight universe -- Theophile Gautier's gripping Clarimonde is the gold standard of vampire romances. Even the most jaded of modern-readers will be drawn in by this deeply affecting tale of star-crossed lovers from markedly different realms. more...