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Kokoro: Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life

Lafcadio Hearn

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In an introductory paragraph, Lafcadio Hearn declares his intention: "The papers composing this volume treat of the inner rather than of the outer life of Japan, for which reason they have been grouped under the title Kokoro (heart). Written with the above character, this word signifies also mind, in the emotional sense; spirit; courage; resolve; sentiment; affection; and inner meaning, just as we say in English, "the heart of things."" The result is a highly eclectic collection of stories, diary entries, cultural essays, and collected traditional texts that illustrate not only the state of Japanese society in the 1890s but also the endlessly fascinating issue of the intersection of cultures as demonstrated in a Westerner's interpretations of what he observed in Japan. As much is revealed about the Western mind as the Japanese mind whenever such an intersection occurs. - Summary by Expatriate

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:26