The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn (Title page)

Title

The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn (Title page)

Subject

Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography
Hearn, Lafcadio, -- 1850-1904
Buddhism

Description

Elizabeth Bisland, The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn (London / Boston 1911 [first ed. 1906]). Brought up in Dublin, Hearn (1850 – 1904) became a freethinker (atheist) and Buddhist sympathiser in America as well as crossing “race lines” by marrying a black woman. In Japan, he became a leading interpreter of the culture of “old Japan”, attempted to marry Buddhist and western philosophy and was given a Buddhist funeral. Bisland’s collection may have been kept on restricted access in Maynooth because of his controversial marriages to non-white women rather than because of his religious views; in Bisland’s 1911 collection of his Japanese Letters she had to defend him against racist attacks linked mostly to his
black and creole connections in the US.

Creator

Bisland, Elizabeth, 1861-1929

Source

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Publisher

London : Constable & Co.
Boston : Houghton, Mifflin

Date

1911

Contributor

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Rights

copyright NUIM

Relation

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Format

JPEG image

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

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Coverage

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Text

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Original Format

Paper

Files

JPII Encountering Buddhist Asia 012.JPG

Citation

Bisland, Elizabeth, 1861-1929, “The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn (Title page),” NUI Maynooth Library, accessed August 23, 2017, http://nuimlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/30.