RARA-AVIS: hey, Duane

From: Frederick Zackel (fzackel@wcnet.org)
Date: 28 Aug 2009

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    Hi Duane,

    Among those Cincy pieces from Lafcadio Hearn's journalism is one about a gruesome murder. It is an absolute classic. Could I prevail upon you -- if you have the time -- to share with us rara-avians the passage about the corpse in the furnace? Just a paragraph or two? Hearn wrote it a century and a quarter ago, but his style & his powers of observation were so far ahead of the rest! I have the book somewhere, but it's inundated under years & years of other books, papers, files, and other stuff.

    Lafcadio Hearn also wrote "Fantastics" and the Japanese ghost stories

    Oh, I cannot recommend all of his works too highly. He's wonderful! And the life he led, too.


    Fred Zackel

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