Granta Publishes Kenny's Essay "The Survivals of Lafcadio Hearn"
Lafacadio Hearn is a spiritual guide, and character, of sorts, in Kenny's new book, In the Province of the Gods. "What can easily confound, and disturb, visitors to Japan is this simultaneous holding of two seemingly disparate things. Hearn eschewed explaining things, which, as a foreigner, he might not have understood. Instead, he observed and he accepted, allowing the ‘strange things’ he found to provide not local color but intangible meaning." Read the essay here.