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November 3, 2011

Not your typical ghost stories - try China's instead

“Chinese Ghost Stories” will broaden your appreciation of the supernatural. Lafcadio Hearn was a Victorian-era writer who, after a long colorful life, ended up in Asia, spending the last 14 years in Japan. An Irishman, he was a journalist, fiction writer and poet with a taste for the eerie. Working off various translations from the Chinese, he wrote ghost stories that are very different from the European or American variety.

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