Weirdiana

Insect Literature by Lafcadio Haern

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Molto interessante il volume edito da Swan River Press, Insect Literature di Lafcadio Hearn, ottimamente curato sia nei testi che nella grafica. Insect Literature presenta venti tra saggi e racconti scritti da Hearn principalmente in Giappone. Racconti buddisti in cui le anime di insetti e uomini convivono. Con un’introduzione di Anne-Sylvie Homassel.

Insect Literature collects twenty essays and stories written by Hearn, mostly in Japan, a land where insects were as appreciated as in ancient Greece. With a witty gentleness bordering on the eerie, Hearn describes in these pieces the song of the cricket, the spectral flight of dragon-flies, quotes the entomological haiku of classical Japan, and recalls Buddhist tales in which the souls of insects and men are never far one from the other. With an introduction by Anne-Sylvie Homassel.

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