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Encyclopedia > John Luther Long

John Luther Long (1861-1927) was an American lawyer and writer remembered (if he is remembered at all) for his short story "Madame Butterfly" based on the recollections of his sister, Mrs. Correll, who had been to Japan with her husband, a missionary. British barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Madama Butterfly (or sometimes Madame Butterfly in English) is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, set in Japan. ...

Long's use of the exotic and the classical in "Madame Butterfly" reflected the blending of Japanese and traditional styles in the arts and crafts movement around the turn of the 19th century and American fascination with Japan that began with the "opening of Japan" by Matthew Perry in 1854. It has been suggested that Handicraft be merged into this article or section. ... Matthew Perry may be: Matthew Perry (1794-1858), American naval officer. ...

Long selected the producer and writer David Belasco to transform his story into a play. The play, a success, eventually caught the attention of Giacomo Puccini, who would compose the immortal opera "Madama Butterfly" with a libretto penned with Long's help. David Belasco, between 1898 and 1916. ... Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) is regarded as one of the great operatic composers of the late 19th and early 20th century. ... Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly) is an opera in three acts (originally two acts) by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. ...

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Puccini: Madama Butterfly (836 words)
Long claimed to have based his story on incidents related to him by his sister, the wife of a missionary stationed in Nagasaki.
Long's story, "Madam Butterfly," used the French novel as a structural model but his attention is firmly held by the eponymous geisha.
Long's story was wildly popular with a public fascinated by the exotic.
John Luther Long Papers, Scope and Contents (882 words)
The papers of John Luther Long consist mainly of correspondence and literary manuscripts documenting his career from 1881 to 1927 (bulk 1898-1920).
Most of the letters from 1870-1887 are to John from his wife, Mary, and to Mary from her mother.
Long made holographic notations on many of his typed works, while other titles have few additional comments or changes from the original typed copy.
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