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Faceless Ghost and Other Macabre Tales from Japan (Paperback) (Sean Michael Wilson)

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Eerie traditional Japanese ghost stories retold in a graphic novel format.Over one hundred years ago, the writer Lafcadio Hearn gathered and translated into English a selection of traditional Japanese ghost/mystery stories. They were published asKwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In this new graphic novel, acclaimed manga creator Sean Michael Wilson retells six of these stories. All of them are very well known in Japan, where ghosts and demons are often calledyokai, meaning "the mysterious and weird." Today these stories find expression mostly in movies and manga, but they remain rooted in the traditional ghost stories of the Edo era known askaidan, which means "recited narrative of strange, mysterious, rare, or bewitching apparitions."The book includes an afterword by William Scott Wilson, the esteemed translator and editor of Japanese texts and samurai philosophy, who puts the stories into historical context.
Eerie traditional Japanese ghost stories retold in a graphic novel format.

Over one hundred years ago, the writer Lafcadio Hearn gathered and translated into English a selection of traditional Japanese ghost/mystery stories. They were published asKwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In this new graphic novel, acclaimed manga creator Sean Michael Wilson retells six of these stories. All of them are very well known in Japan, where ghosts and demons are often calledyokai, meaning "the mysterious and weird." Today these stories find expression mostly in movies and manga, but they remain rooted in the traditional ghost stories of the Edo era known askaidan, which means "recited narrative of strange, mysterious, rare, or bewitching apparitions."

The book includes an afterword by William Scott Wilson, the esteemed translator and editor of Japanese texts and samurai philosophy, who puts the stories into historical context.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Sean Michael Wilson
Language: English
Street Date: November 3, 2015
TCIN: 23937255
UPC: 9781611801972
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-7840
$11.52
MSRPReg: $16.95 Save $5.43 (32% off)

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