With Japanese names Some of the stories correspond with some of the old Irish legends with death and malevolent spirits looming large Apart from that I found it uite repetitive I have no idea why this terrible book got so many 5 star reviews I really don t Judging by the cover and the name of the book I xpected ghosts hauntings revenge ntertainment and a fear factor but the whole thing is so woefully written Its so badly written that I thought surely it must be translated terribly because barely anything makes sense Most of these stories don t involve ghosts at all i feel totally mislead These stories suck the dialogue also sucks and the wording just doesn t roll off the tongue well at all I had to re read many lines because the phrasing is so abysmalDo yourself a favour and avoid this or if you have to xperience it get it 2nd hand and cheap. Terrifying faceless mujina who haunt lonely neighborhoods Lafcadio Hearn a master storyteller drew on traditional Japanese folklore infused with memories of his own haunted childhood in Ireland to create the chilling tales in Japanese Ghost Stories They are today regarded in Japan as classics in their own rig.
This approachable and asy to read series of short stories invokes a uiet and beautiful picture of Japan in times gone by Distinctly Japanese in nature the stories included leave the reader to reflect on what they have been told and the motions they invite Hearn s own thoughts on the material are PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition eually intriguingI thoroughly recommend this book for those with in an interest in Japanese culture and also anyone who mightnjoy ghost stories with of a sense of lingering discomfort than full on fear A very good book This remarkable set of generally very short tales has the feel and taste of authenticityThe stories are thoroughly Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography exotic by Western standards spirit women devourarthly lovers demons are tamed in fish ponds and samurai monks clobber floating goblin heads We The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, enter a world in which fear filled superstition is constantly reinforced by. Brilliantlyntertaining and erie ghost stories regarded as major classics in Japan by the Irish writer and Japanophile Lafcadio Hearn whose life inspired bestselling writer Moniue Truong's novel The Sweetest FruitsA Penguin ClassicIn this collection of classic ghost stories from Japan beautiful princesses
Horrific acts of vengeance by spirits often female and where hierarchy is as rigidly observed between ghosts as amongst the living The fact that these stories were collected by Hearn direct from a presumably living oral tradition at the nd of the nineteenth century is another indicator of how very different are the recent roots of Japan from those of EuropeLafcadio Hearn was as singular as the folk tales which he collected and published in Japan in the 1890s He was born in 1850 to an Irish father and Greek mother in the Ionian island of Lefkada was abandoned by his parents and spent a largely miserable childhood in Ireland and England the Daughter is on her way to Japan and found this book ideal for reading on the long flight These are legends than ghost stories I feel I had some difficulty with remembering who was who due to my unfamiliarity. Urn out to be frogs paintings come alive deadly spectral brides haunt the living and a samurai delivers the baby of a Shinto goddess with mystical help Here are all the phantoms and ghouls of Japanese folklore rokuro kubi whose heads separate from their bodies at night; jikininki or flesh ating goblins; and.