A TALE OF A GAS-LIT GHOST, by Anonymous
DOG OR DEMON? by Theo Gift
THE STORY OF MEDHANS LEA, by E. Heron & H. Heron
HOW FEAR DEPARTED FROM THE LONG GALLERY, by E. F. Benson
ON THE BRIGHTON ROAD, by Richard Middleton
THE NEW PASS, by Amelia B. Edwards
THE VIOLET CAR, by E. Nesbit
KENTUCKY'S GHOST, by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
THE SHIP THAT SAW A GHOST, by Frank Norris
CHRISTMAS EVE ON A HAUNTED HULK, by Frank Cowper
YUKI-ONNA, by Lafcadio Hearn
THE ADVENTURE OF THE GERMAN STUDENT, by Washington Irving
FULLCIRCLE, by John Buchan
THE GHOST IN THE CAP’N BROWN HOUSE, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
THE STRANGER, by Ambrose Bierce
THE SOUTHWEST CHAMBER, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
THE READJUSTMENT, by Mary Austin
EVELINE’S VISITANT, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
SIR EDMUND ORME, by Henry James
THE HAUNTED DRAGOON, by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
THE PICTURE ON THE WALL, by Katharine Tynan
THE BANSHEE'S WARNING, by Charlotte Riddell
THE SERPENT'S HEAD, by Lady Dilke
THE DEAD MAN OF VARLEY GRANGE, by Anonymous
THE SCREAMING SKULL, by F. Marion Crawford
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Le otto storie qui presentate costituiscono una documentazione variegata della cultura tradizionale giapponese, spaziando dalle storie sul Budda, ai racconti sui fantasmi e sulle creature fantastiche del folklore nipponico (come i tengu), e alle riflessioni sulle implicazioni dottrinarie del buddismo zen, e sono tratte dal volume di racconti intitolato "In ghostly Japan" (1899).
sus cuentos fantásticos, fue el primero de sus libros editado en
castellano. Lo rescatamos ahora en la tersa traducción original del un
día afamado poeta uruguayo Armando Vasseur, que se ha convertido en un
desconocido sin dejar de ser un clásico; o viceversa.
Lafcadio Hearn's classic Japanese ghost stories receive a Manga University makeover in this collection of 17 tales of terror, each lavishly illustrated with ethereal, bone-chilling artwork by Japanese horror specialist Maki Miyamoto.
Compiled and first translated into English more than a century ago, this is the definitive compendium of Japanese tales of the supernatural.
In 1889, Westerner Lafcadio Hearn arrived in Japan on a journalistic assignment, and he fell so in love with the nation and its people that he never left. In 1894, just as Japan was truly opening to the West and global interest in Japanese culture was burgeoning, Hearn published this delightful series of essays glorifying what he called the "rare charm of Japanese life."
Beautifully written and a joy to read, Hearn's love letters to the land of the rising sun enchant with their sweetly lyrical descriptions of winter street fairs, puppet theaters, religious statuaries, even the Japanese smile and its particular allure.
A wonderful journal of immersion on a foreign land, this will bewitch Japanophiles and travelers to the East.
The regular trade in musical insects is of comparatively modern origin. In Tōkyō its beginnings date back only to the Kwansei era (1789-1800),—at which period, however, the capital of the Shōgunate was still called Yedo. A complete history of the business was recently placed in my hands,—a history partly compiled from old documents, and partly from traditions preserved in the families of several noted insect-merchants of the present day.
The founder of the Tōkyō trade was an itinerant foodseller named Chūzō, originally from Echigo, who settled in the Kanda district of the city in the latter part of the eighteenth century. One day, while making his usual rounds, it occurred to him to capture a few of the suzumushi, or bell-insects, then very plentiful in the Negishi quarter, and to try the experiment of feeding them at home. They throve and made music in confinement; and several of Chūzō’s neighbors, charmed by their melodious chirruping, asked to be supplied with suzumushi for a consideration. From this accidental beginning, the demand for suzumushi grew rapidly to such proportions that the foodseller at last decided to give up his former calling and to become an insect-seller.
Chūzō only caught and sold insects: he never imagined that it would be more profitable to breed them. But the fact was presently discovered by one of his customers,—a man named Kirayama, then in the service of the Lord Aoyama Shimodzuké-no-Kami. Kiriyama had bought from Chūzō severalsuzumushi, which were kept and fed in a jar half-filled with moist clay. They died in the cold season; but during the following summer Kiriyama was agreeably surprised to find the jar newly peopled with a number of young ones, evidently born from eggs which the first prisoners had left in the clay. He fed them carefully, and soon had the pleasure, my chronicler says, of hearing them “begin to sing in small voices.” Then he resolved to make some experiments; and, aided by Chūzō, who furnished the males and females, he succeeded in breeding not only suzumushi, but three other kinds of singing-insects also,—kantan, matsumushi, and kutsuwamushi. He discovered, at the same time, that, by keeping his jars in a warm room, the insects could be hatched considerably in advance of the natural season. Chūzō sold for Kiriyama these home-bred singers; and both men found the new undertaking profitable beyond expectation.
The example set by Kiriyama was imitated by a tabiya, or stocking-maker named Yasubei (commonly known as Tabiya Yasubei by reason of his calling), who lived in Kanda-ku. Yasubei likewise made careful study of the habits of singing-insects, with a view to their breeding and nourishment; and he soon found himself able to carry on a small trade in them. Up to that time the insects sold in Yedo would seem to have been kept in jars or boxes: Yasubei conceived the idea of having special cages manufactured for them. A man named Kondō, vassal to the Lord Kamei of Honjō-ku, interested himself in the matter, and made a number of pretty little cages which delighted Yasubei, and secured a large order from him. The new invention found public favor at once; and Kondō soon afterwards established the first manufactory of insect-cages.