JAPANESE LYRICS Translated by Lafcadio Hearn. Lafcadio Hearn.

JAPANESE LYRICS Translated by Lafcadio Hearn. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1] 2-85 [86] [87: blank] [88: printer's imprint] [89-90: blank], printed green paper wrappers over stiff boards. First edition, first printing of this selection. 1000 copies printed. Includes a selection of "Goblin Poetry," pp. 29-53. "Scattered through the pages of Lafcadio Hearn's writings are many Japanese lyrics. So graceful are these little poems, so characteristic, in their swift, sure impressionism, of Oriental art, that it has seemed worth while to bring them together within the compass of a single volume ... In their limitation of a poem to the presentation of a single impression and in their ability to present that impression with the utmost vividness and with the sternest economy of words, these Japanese poets are strangely akin to the Imagists, the youngest of the modern schools. And for this reason it has seemed peculiarly [sic? particularly?] appropriate that their work should be included in the 'New Poetry Series.'" - Publishers' Note. BAL 7956 (noted printing A). Light wear along top and bottom overlapping edges, spine panel just a bit sunned, a very good copy. (#164085).

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