This is a near fine (almost like new) hardcover with dust jacket. 1997 Global Books. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are crisp, clean and free of markings. The binding is tight and straight. Black cloth hardcover boards under jacket are like new. Dust jacket is clean with only very light shelf wear from display. Standard octavo size of 6" x 9" with 351 pages including index.
Lafcadio Hearn's 13 books on Japan have been successfully published in America and Europe and have been widely discussed, yet misunderstood. Generations have discovered Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo) for themselves. This book is the first of its kind to set out to celebrate, explain and explore Hearn's Irish background, not only because of the influences this had on his view of life, but his preoccupation with ghosts, goblins and his literary genius. The author, Sean G. Ronan was former Irish Ambassador to Japan and the book will appeal to anyone wishing to enrich their understanding of Japan as well as an interest in Hearn.
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