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Folklore RecycledOld Traditions in New Contexts$
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Frank de Caro

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617037641

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.001.0001

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“Unrivalled Charms”

“Unrivalled Charms”

Folklore, Nonfiction, and Lafcadio Hearn

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(p.84) Chapter 3 “Unrivalled Charms”
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Folklore Recycled
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Frank de Caro

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.003.0004

This chapter explores Lafcadio Hearn’s non-fiction folklore writing. Hearn wrote several non-fiction folklore books that detailed folk entities such as ghosts. When Hearn stayed in Japan, the non-fiction book he wrote about Japan gave detailed description of Japanese folklore, and this allowed the Weste to get a glimpse into the elusive Japanese culture.

Keywords:   folklore, Japanese culture, West, Lafcadio Hearn, non-fiction folklore writing

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