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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • One of Cleopatra's Nightsby Theophile Gautier; Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Dashing adventurers with more than their fair share of derring-do, lovely ladies in peril -- these fast-paced action tales have something for everyone. The title story is a heart-pounding thriller set in Egypt, and the other pieces in the collection are equally enthralling. more...

  • King Candaulesby Theophile Gautier; Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Take a trip into the distant past in this classic work of historical fiction from French writer and thinker Theophile Gautier. This novelized account of the life of the ancient ruler plays up the action -- and the despot's rather unusual romantic proclivities. more...