Japanese Letters of Lafcadio Hearn Lafcadio Hearn

ISBN: 9781330791776

Published: July 26th 2015

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544 pages


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Japanese Letters of Lafcadio Hearn  by  Lafcadio Hearn

Japanese Letters of Lafcadio Hearn by Lafcadio Hearn
July 26th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 544 pages | ISBN: 9781330791776 | 8.19 Mb

Excerpt from Japanese Letters of Lafcadio HearnShortly after the death of Lafcadio Hearn, Edmund Clarence Stedman said: -Hearn will become in time as much of a romantic personality and tradition as Poe now is.If this prophecy is to be fulfilledMoreExcerpt from Japanese Letters of Lafcadio HearnShortly after the death of Lafcadio Hearn, Edmund Clarence Stedman said: -Hearn will become in time as much of a romantic personality and tradition as Poe now is.If this prophecy is to be fulfilled t is desirable that the tradition should be based on truth.The Poe legend springs in the main from the impression conveyed by his first biographer, Griswold, and it is now generally accepted that Griswolds unfriendly animus so distorted the facts of the poets life as to give of the man an idea both false and injurious.A tradition, however, once set on foot and made viable, dies hard.

Our poor humanity is ever willing to fancy a biographer more impartial and accurate when he reveals and analyzes faults, than when he dwells on the virtues and nobility of his subject. Lombroso, Nordau, and their school, have inclined the multitude to believe every man of genius more or less morbid and abnormal, and when the ordinary defects of the qualities of a famous man are interpreted as signs of degeneracy the public is prone to feel it is at last getting The Real John Smith, The Real Robert Robertson. As if there were some greater veracity in faultiness than in goodness, in weakness than in strength!About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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