Lafcadio Hearn's "The Faceless Ghost" and Other Macabre Tales From Japan

Lafcadio Hearn's "The Faceless Ghost" and Other Macabre Tales From Japan

A Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel - 2015
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"Over one hundred years ago, the writer Lafcadio Hearn gathered and translated into English a selection of traditional Japanese ghost/mystery stories. They were published as Kwaidan- Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In this new graphic novel, acclaimed manga creator Sean Michael Wilson retells six of these stories. All of them are very well known in Japan, where ghosts and demons are often called yokai, meaning "the mysterious and weird." Today these stories find expression mostly in movies and manga, but they remain rooted in the traditional ghost stories of the Edo era known as kaidan, which means "recited narrative of strange, mysterious, rare, or bewitching apparitions.""
Publisher: Boston ; London : Shambhala, 2015.
Edition: First Edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781611801972
1611801974
Branch Call Number: YA GN MANGA LAFCADIO
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm

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LPL_ColtonS Nov 17, 2018

"The Faceless Ghost and Other Macabre Tales from Japan" is a collection of short, spooky stories from the history of Japan. This is a quick, excellent read for those interested in other cultures, and the way their religions and societies shape their stories. Lafcadio Hearn, famous autho... Read More »


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LPL_ColtonS Nov 17, 2018

"The Faceless Ghost and Other Macabre Tales from Japan" is a collection of short, spooky stories from the history of Japan. This is a quick, excellent read for those interested in other cultures, and the way their religions and societies shape their stories. Lafcadio Hearn, famous author, Japanophile, and original collector of these stories, was given an honorary Japanese name because of his adherence to Japanese cultures and traditions in his writing. Now, over a century later, some of these stories have been collected and illustrated in this Graphic Novel. Michiru Morikawa brings mixes her unique style with traditional Japanese art to bring the stories to life on the page. I would recommend this to readers of all ages, though I could see this being a huge hit with a younger crowd!

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