A Lafcadio Hearn Companion by Robert L. Gale

By Robert L. Gale

Lafcadio Hearn was once a prolific 19th-century author with various stories. He was once born in Greece; trained in eire, France, and England; and thereafter resided within the usa, the French West Indies, and Japan. he's most sensible recognized for his nonfiction, essentially his essays and newspaper columns, even though he additionally wrote a number of tales that drew at the lore of alternative cultures. yet he'll continuously be remembered because the American author who first wrote generally approximately Japan and made Asiatic tradition obtainable to British and American readers. This reference is a finished consultant to Hearn's lifestyles and career.

Included within the quantity are 1000's of alphabetically prepared entries for person works via Hearn and collections of his writings, for individuals of his kinfolk, and for the colleagues and buddies who figured prominently in his lifestyles. The entries summarize his perspectives, display his willing notion, and reveal the breadth of his musings. Entries usually cite works for additional studying, and the quantity additionally features a bibliography. whereas the ebook is in the beginning a consultant to Hearn, it additionally indicates how eastern society was once first provided to the West.

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Joyously attending “the Creole Opera House,” Hearn penetrates the curtain between reality and the “veritable Fair-World” of dancers, actors, actresses, singers, and musicians. ” Hearn’s vocabulary and references are unusually rich here. “THE CREOLE CHARACTER” (1879). Sketch. Two Irishmen could build a Creole grocery-man’s awning in 24 hours. But when he hires four Creole carpenters they take three weeks to make only a good start, because they often interrupt their labor to grin at passing girls, smoke, take off for a few drinks, and sing.

Cable’s book John March, Southerner (1894) concerns Reconstruction problems; Strange True Stories of Louisiana (1899) is based on old diaries, letters, and legal documents; The Cavalier (1901) was a popular Civil War historical novel. Of Cable’s voluminous writings, only Old Creole Days, The Grandissimes, and The Negro Question are of enduring value. Cable was married three times. He and Louise Stewart Bartlett had eight children, and Louise died in 1904. He married Eva Colgate Stevenson in 1906.

He grows delirious and fatally ill with yellow fever. His mind floods with memories. Carmen recognizes the malady, orders Chita away, and does what she can for Julien; but he dies—before a priest can be summoned. Carmen kneels in prayer. Hearn developed his interest in Herbert Spencer (1820–1903) and evolutionary thought, much reflected in Chita, while talking with his New Orleans physician friend Rudolph Matas* in the late 1870s. Beginning in the early 1880s, Hearn enjoyed vacationing on nearby islands notable for primitive, exotic conditions.

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