Kwaidan: Ghost Stories and Strange Tales of Old Japan – Lafcadio Hearn

Kwaidan: Ghost Stories and Strange Tales of Old Japan - Lafcadio Hearn This collection of Japanese supernatural stories is a classic work in the field of Japanese horror.

Known primarily as an early interpreter of Japanese culture and customs, the famous writer Lafcadio Hearn also wrote ghost stories—”delicate, transparent, ghostly sketches”—about his adopted land. Many of the stories found in Kwaidan, “stories and studies of strange things,” are based on Japanese tales told long ago to him by his wife; others possibly have a Chinese origin. All have been re-colored and reshaped by Hearn’s inimitable hand.

Some critics attribute Hearn’s fascination with eerie tales to his partial blindness. Whatever its roots, he was drawn to the hidden realms of the spirit world with its strange facts and marvels. In this collection of unforgettably haunting stories, Hearn brings together “the meeting of three ways”—the austere dreams of India, the subtle beauty of Japan and the relentless science of the Western world.

Japanese ghost and supernatural tales include:

  • A musician called upon to perform for the dead
  • Man-eating goblins
  • Insects who uncannily mimic human behavior

Read Online :

You may be also interested in :

Spirits of Place - Alan Moore
Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places - Brad Steiger
Real Police Ghost Stories True Tales of the Paranormal as Told by Cops and Other Law Enforcement Officials - Zachery Knowles
The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore –  Alan Brown
Medieval Ghost Stories: An Anthology of Miracles, Marvels and Prodigies – Andrew Joynes
Wicked Northern Illinois: The Dark Side of the Prairie State - Troy Taylor
Vineyard Supernatural : True Ghost Stories from Americas Most Haunted Island - Holly Nadler
Haunted England: The Penguin Book of Ghosts- Jennifer Westwood
The Oxford book of Victorian ghost stories - Michael Cox
Real Ghost And Paranormal Stories From India - Sharma Shalu
Our haunted lives : true life ghost encounters -  Jeff Belanger
Ghost Tracks - Cheryl A. Wicks, Lorraine Warren, Ed Warren
True Ghost Stories ': Real Demonic Possessions and Exorcisms - Zachery Knowles
The Spectralities Reader: Ghosts and Haunting in Contemporary Cultural Theory - Maria del Pilar Blanco & Esther Peeren
800 Years of Haunted Liverpool  - John Reppion
Macabre Montreal: Ghostly Tales, Ghastly Events, and Gruesome True Stories - Mark Leslie & Shayna Krishnasamy
Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena, from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory - Stacy Horn
Ghosts of Gettysburg: Spirits, Apparitions and Haunted Places on the Battlefield - Mark Nesbitt
Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds –  Leo Braudy
The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts -  Owen Davies
A Ghost a Day: 365 True Tales of the Spectral, Supernatural, and Just Plain Scary! - Wood Maureen, Kolek Ron
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories From Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce - Newton Michael
Haunted Selves, Haunting Places in English Literature and Culture: 1800–Present - Julian Wolfreys
True Ghost Stories and Hauntings, Book 1: Chilling Stories of Poltergeists, Unexplained Phenomenon, and Haunted Houses -Simon Murik
Fear the Reaper: America’s Rural Mysteries, Hauntings and Horrors - Troy Taylor, Rene’ Kruse