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Japanese Fairy Tales Written By One-Time Enquirer Reporter Lafcadio Hearn In A New Collection

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Lafcadio Hearn

Lafcadio Hearn was a popular writer in the 19th century who spent time in Cincinnati as a reporter for the Enquirer. He wound up in Japan and wrote a series of fairy tales that have now been assembled into a new book titled, aptly, Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn

Former NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu put the collection together and talks about it in this phone conversation with our Barbara Gray. The Japan American Society of Greater Cincinnati has a Hearn event on June 29 at the Cincinnati Art Museum.