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Black Dragonfly : a novel / by Jean Pasley. Inspired by and incorporating th ework of Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904).

By: Pasley, Jean.
Publisher: London : Balestier Press, 2021Description: 260 pages : map ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781913891053 (pbk.) :; 1913891054 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904. -- Fiction | Japan -- Social life and customs -- FictionDDC classification: 823 Summary: "The year is 1890. Western influences are flooding into Japan. A nomadic Irishman arrives to record this unique culture before it vanishes. In this richly imagined novel, late nineteenth century Japan is brought vividly to life. Based on the remarkable experiences of the Irish writer, Lafcadio Hearn, and drawing on his letters, essays and books, Jean Pasley explores not only Hearn's stark, lonely childhood in Ireland and his scandalous time in America but also how Japan changed him and how he went on to become one of Japan's most celebrated and cherished writers." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Summer 2022
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"The year is 1890. Western influences are flooding into Japan. A nomadic Irishman arrives to record this unique culture before it vanishes. In this richly imagined novel, late nineteenth century Japan is brought vividly to life. Based on the remarkable experiences of the Irish writer, Lafcadio Hearn, and drawing on his letters, essays and books, Jean Pasley explores not only Hearn's stark, lonely childhood in Ireland and his scandalous time in America but also how Japan changed him and how he went on to become one of Japan's most celebrated and cherished writers." - Book cover

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