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Exotics and Retrospectives

Lafcadio Hearn

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Lafcadio Hearn, born 1850 in Greece, went to Japan when he was 40 years old and became a Japanese citizen only 6 years later. His writings about Japan from the beginning of the Meiji era, when the country was just opening to the West, remain among the most important explanations of Japanese culture. This book contains in the first part, "Exotics", his observations of and personal insights into Japan. For example, Fuji no Yama tells about him climbing the highest mountain in Japan; and A Question in the Zen Texts, Literature of the Dead, and Of Moon Desire try to explain Buddhist teachings. In the second part, "Retrospectives", Hearn leaves both Japan and his vantage point as impartial observer behind and delves into personal experiences and musings that occurred to him in the numerous countries he visited. The main topic of these very personal pieces is beauty in all its forms. (Summary by Availle)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:40

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

48:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

47:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

42:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:57