Lafcadio Hearn – But every great scripture, whether…

But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value…


“But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.”
-Lafcadio Hearn

Lafcadio Hearn – French novels generally treat of…

French novels generally treat of the relations of women to the world and to lovers…


“French novels generally treat of the relations of women to the world and to lovers, after marriage consequently there is a great deal in French novels about adultery, about improper relations between the sexes, about many things which the English public would not allow.”
-Lafcadio Hearn

Lafcadio Hearn – Perhaps there is an idea…

Perhaps there is an idea among Japanese students that one general difference between Japanese and…


“Perhaps there is an idea among Japanese students that one general difference between Japanese and Western poetry is that the former cultivates short forms and the latter longer ones, gut this is only in part true.”
-Lafcadio Hearn

Lafcadio Hearn – Is woman a religion? Well…

Is woman a religion? Well, perhaps you will have the chance of judging for yourselves…


“Is woman a religion? Well, perhaps you will have the chance of judging for yourselves if you go to America. There you will find men treating women with just the same respect formerly accorded only to religious dignitaries or to great nobles.”
-Lafcadio Hearn

Lafcadio Hearn – It is true that short…

It is true that short forms of poetry have been cultivated in the Far East…


“It is true that short forms of poetry have been cultivated in the Far East more than in modern Europe but in all European literature short forms of poetry are to be found – indeed quite as short as anything in Japanese.”
-Lafcadio Hearn