Lafcadio Hearn: American Writings (Loa #190): Some Chinese Ghosts / Chita / Two Years in the French West Indies / Youma / Selected Journalism and Letters

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A translator of Flaubert and Gautier, Lafcadio Hearn was the master of a gaudy and sometimes self-consciously decadent literary style, but he was also a tough-minded and keenly observant reporter, with an eye for the offbeat, the sensual, and occasionally the gruesome. The writings of his American years collected in this Library of America volume--on subjects as wide ranging as comparative folklore, the history of musical instruments, French literary avant-gardes, and New Orleans voodoo--reveal an omnivorous curiosity and ...

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