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New Release – Kaiki: Uncanny Tales from Japan/Volume One: Tales of Old Edo

Posted by Dark Whisperer on December 27, 2009

Kaiki: Uncanny Tales from Japan/Volume One: Tales of Old Edo

Author: Various (Multi-Author Anthology)

Publisher: Kurodahan Press

Release Date: November 1st, 2009

ISBN-10: 4902075083
ISBN-13: 978-4902075083

Anthology Website

The first volume in our Kaiki series introducing the world of Japanese weird and supernatural literature, Tales of Old Edo presents a selection of outstanding works drawn from centuries of creativity in the field, with an in-depth introduction to the genre by recognized authority Higashi Masao.

Table of Contents:

  • Robert Weinberg / Preface: “An Ordinary World, Interrupted”
  • Higashi Masao / Introduction: “The Origins of Japanese Weird Fiction”
  • Lafcadio Hearn / “The Value of the Supernatural in Fiction” (1898) and “In a Cup of Tea” (1902)
  • Ueda Akinari / “The Chrysanthemum Pledge” (1776)
  • Kyogoku Natsuhiko / “Three Old Tales of Terror” (2005)
  • Miyabe Miyuki / “The Futon Room” (2000)
  • Okamoto Kido / “Here Lies a Flute” (1925)
  • Tanaka Kotaro / “The Face in the Hearth” (1928)
  • Koda Rohan / “The Pointer” (1938)
  • Inagaki Taruho / “The Ino Residence, Or, The Competition with a Ghost” (1972)
  • Yamamoto Shugoro / “Through the Wooden Gate” (1959)
  • Sugiura Hinako (manga) / “Three Eerie Tales of Dark Nights” (1993)

Whispers about Kaiki: Uncanny Tales from Japan/Volume One: Tales of Old Edo

“Kaiki will cater to a clear gap in the market. Japanese supernatural fiction (in contrast to film and manga) is little known in the English language world. A whole new experience―yet one sometimes strangely familiar―is out there and waiting.” – John Howard, Wormwood No. 13

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