Happy Birthday Lafcadio Hearn! (27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904) Known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo. Hearn was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories, such as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In the United States, Hearn is also known for his writings about the city of New Orleans based on his ten-year stay in that city. (Wikipedia)
From our stacks:
1. Cover of Shadowings By Lafcadio Hearn. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1900.
2. Frontispiece “Blowing her breath upon him” from Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. Lafcadio Hearn. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1904.
3. Cover of Exotics and Retrospectives By Lafcadio Hearn. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1898.
4. Frontispiece “Lafcadio Hearn From a photograph by Gutekunst in 1889″ from Concerning Lafcadio Hearn By George M. Gould, M.D. with a bibliography by Laura Stedman. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Company, 1908.