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Japanese Ghost Stories

Author: Hearn, Lafcadio
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Pub Date: 25/07/2019
Publisher: HAMILTON HAMISH
ISBN: 9780241381274
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The dead wreak revenge on the living, paintings come alive, spectral brides possess mortal men and a priest devours human flesh in these chilling Japanese ghost stories retold by a master of the supernatural. Lafcadio Hearn drew on the phantoms and ghouls of traditional Japanese folklore - including the headless 'rokuro-kubi', the monstrous goblins 'jikininki' or the faceless 'mujina' who stalk lonely neighbourhoods - and infused them with his own memories of his haunted childhood in nineteenth-century Ireland to create these terrifying tales of striking and eerie power. Today they are regarded in Japan as classics in their own right.

Edited with an introduction by Paul Murray

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