Japan An Attempt at Interpretation

By: Lafcadio Hearn
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation" by Lafcadio Hearn offers a profound analysis of Japanese society and culture through the lens of a Western perspective. Hearn, renowned for his insightful cross-cultural observations, delves deep into Japan's history, tradition, and identity, providing unique insights into the complexities of this East meets West encounter. Through meticulous analysis and keen perception, Hearn explores the exoticism of Japan while unraveling the intricacies of its cultural tapestry. In this literary work, Hearn navigates the realms of literature, history, and anthropology, offering readers a comprehensive interpretation of Japan's rich heritage and societal norms. The book serves as a bridge between East and West, facilitating a greater understanding of Japanese culture for Western audiences. Hearn's exploration of Japan's identity and traditions reflects his profound respect for the country and its people, while also shedding light on the challenges of cross-cultural communication. "Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation" stands as a timeless masterpiece of cross-cultural literature, providing readers with valuable insights into the enigmatic allure of Japan and its enduring influence on the global stage.

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Lafcadio Hearn

Greek-Japanese writer, translator, and educator Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, also known as Koizumi Yakumo (27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904) was responsible for introducing Japanese culture and literature to the West. His works, particularly his compilations of tales and ghost stories like Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, provided previously unheard-of insights into Japanese culture. He was a journalist in the US before relocating to Japan and obtaining Japanese citizenship, especially in Cincinnati and New Orleans. His New Orleans-related writings, which were inspired by his ten-year residence there, are likewise well-known. From there, he was assigned to serve as a reporter in the French West Indies for two years before being transferred to Japan, where he spent the remainder of his life. Hearn wed Setsuko Koizumi in Japan, and the two had four kids together. His publications on Japan gave the West more understanding of a culture that was at the time still foreign to it.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 268 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362206064
  • ISBN-13: 9789362206060
  • Item Weight: 402g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 14.9mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Literary