Books: Mixed Marriage

FATHER AND I—Kazuo Koizumi— Houghton Mifflin ($2.50).

One of the most interesting of minor U. S. writers, Lafcadio Hearn has never been widely read, nor has his strange career been fully and deeply explored. Of Greek and Irish descent, blind in one eye, Hearn arrived in New York in 1869. Later he lived in Cincinnati where he became involved in a scandal with a mulatto woman; in New Orleans where he won a small reputation as a scholar and journalist; in the West Indies, where he renounced Western civilization. In 1890 he settled...

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