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Lafcadio Hearn

Author, Journalist (27-Jun-1850 — 26-Sep-1904)


Elizabeth Bisland. The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin. 1906. (2 vols.) 476pp. + 556pp.

Elizabeth Bisland (editor). The Japanese Letters of Lafcadio Hearn. Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin. 1910. 468pp.

Milton Bronner (editor). Letters from the Raven: Being the correspondence of Lafcadio Hearn with Henry Watkin. New York: Brentano. 1907. 201pp.

Jonathan Cott. Wandering Ghost: The Odyssey of Lafcadio Hearn. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1991. 438pp.

Carl Dawson. Lafcadio Hearn and the Vision of Japan. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. 1992. 216pp.

Robert L. Gale. A Lafcadio Hearn Companion. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2001.

George M. Gould. Concerning Lafcadio Hearn: With a Bibliography by Laura Stedman. Philadelphia, PA: George W. Jacobs & Company. 1908. 416pp.

Yoji Hasegawa. A Walk in Kumamoto: The Life & Times of Setsu Koizumi, Lafcadio Hearn's Japanese Wife. Kent, England: Global Books, Ltd.. 1997. 342pp.

Sukehiro Hirakawa (editor). Rediscovering Lafcadio Hearn: Japanese Legends, Life & Culture. Global Oriental, Ltd.. 1997. 250pp.

Nina H. Kennard. Lafcadio Hearn. New York: Appleton. 1912. 356pp.

Kenneth P. Kirkwood. Unfamiliar Lafcadio Hearn. Tokyo, Japan: Hokuseido. 1936. 97pp.

Kazuo Koizumi. Father and I: Memories of Lafcadio Hearn. Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin. 1935. 208pp.

Oscar Lewis. Hearn and His Biographers: The Record of a Literary Controversy; Together with a Group of Letters from Lafcadio Hearn to Joseph Tunison, now First Published. San Francisco, CA: The Westgate Press. 1930. 111pp.

Vera McWilliams. Lafcadio Hearn. Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin. 1946. 456pp.

Albert Mordell (editor). Discoveries: Essays on Lafcadio Hearn. Tokyo, Japan: Orient/West Inc.. 1964. 240pp.

Paul Murray. A Fantastic Journey: The Life and Literature of Lafcadio Hearn. University of Michigan Press. 1997. 408pp.

Yone Noguchi. Lafcadio Hearn in Japan: With Mrs. Lafcadio Hearn's Reminiscences. London and Yokohama: Elkin Mathews/Kelly & Walsh. 1910. 177pp.

Percival D. Perkins; Ione Perkins. Lafcadio Hearn: A Bibliography of His Writings. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin. 1934. 444pp.

Sean G. Ronan (editor). Irish Writing on Lafcadio Hearn and Japan: Writer, Journalist and Teacher. Kent, England: Global Oriental, Ltd.. 1997. 240pp. Edited by a former Irish Ambassador to Japan.

Elizabeth Stevenson. Lafcadio Hearn. New York: Macmillan. 1961.

Elizabeth Stevenson. The Grass Lark: A Study of Lafcadio Hearn. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. 1999. 362pp.

Jean Temple. Blue Ghost: A Study of Lafcadio Hearn. New York: Cape. 1931. 228pp.

Edward Thomas. Lafcadio Hearn. Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin. 1912. 90pp.

Edward LaRocque Tinker. Lafcadio Hearn's American Days. New York: Dodd. 1924. 374pp.

Kathleen M. Webb. Lafcadio Hearn and His German Critics: An Examination of His Appeal. Pieterlen, Switzerland: Peter Lang. 1984. 191pp.

Beongcheon Yu. An Ape of Gods: The Art & Thought of Lafcadio Hearn. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press. 1964. 346pp.


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  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.526)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.684)

  10. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.313)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.471)

  12. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.287)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.323)

  14. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.183)

  15. American Authors 1600-1900 (pp.354-56)

  16. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.454)

  17. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.323)

  18. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.285)

  19. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.421)

  20. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.242)

  21. Literary Journalism: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors (p.119)

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