Let’s Read Kwaidan: Stories And Studies Of Strange Things [Part 2]

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We’re still reading Kwaidan: Stories And Studies Of Strange Things! Check out Part 1 if you haven’t already, in which I talk about the writer Lafcadio Hearn and go through the first five stories.

Kwaidan is a collection of old Japanese ghost stories and folklore. “Ghost stories” isn’t the most accurate term for Kwaidan, but essentially, yeah, it’s a bunch of ghost stories. There are 17 stories, ranging from spooky to funny to sad to just kind of mundane. In any case, I love a ghost story and looking at old horror is fun because you can’t help but notice how we’ve never stopped conjuring the same strange things.”

This post’s a little long so let’s just get right into it!

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Let’s Read Kwaidan: Stories And Studies Of Strange Things [Part 1]

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I’ve had a copy of Lafcadio Hearn’s Kwaidan: Stories And Studies Of Strange Things lying around my room for a while now, but I thought I’d finally crack it open and give it an honest read for Halloween (which, as we know, is Oct. 1 – Dec. 31).

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