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In this section, we are displaying artworks (paintings, sculpture..) with incense burners. Please enjoy !
A new section 'Literature' will list novels and stories with incense burners...
A new section 'Movies' will list films and TV series with incense burners in the scenery or in the title.

Literature with Incense Burner
Novels, poetry, short stories...
(history and technical books are excluded)
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Athanase Grandjacquot
Contes de Fraimbois - L'encensoir (1900-1914)
The story tells how the sacristan tries to buy a new censer to replace the broken one
The Tales of Fraimbois is a collection of stories taking place at the end of the 19th century in the Lorraine village of Fraimbois, and published in the form of postcards (written in local dialect)
Item # 237
Contes de Fraimbois

Ellen Margaret Janson
Incense Smoke (1922)
issue January 1922, page 197
published in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse (Harriet Monroe, ed.)
Item # 175
Poetry Foundation

John Gordon Morrison (1904-1998) Australian writer, born in Sunderland, England; he settled in Australia in 1923. He has been a jackeroo, swagman, dock worker, and gardener. He published stories in Meanjin and Overland, about fellow workers, union activities, the people he met on the tram to work, and social conditions.
Stories such as "The Incense Burner", in which a sick sailor, unable to work his passage home, burns gum leaves in his lonely room, reflect Australian nostalgia.
The Incense Burner (in 'Black cargo' or 'Selected Stories') (1955)
Item # 46
Literature Reference
Sydney review of books

Laura Joh RowlandLaura Joh Rowland is a bestselling author of historical mystery novels. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan. She is a former aerospace scientist, a painter, and a cartoonist.
The Incense Game: A Novel of Feudal Japan (2013)
In the wake of a terrifying earthquake, Sano Ichiro races to solve a crime (nobleman's daughters are found dead from incense poisoning, playing the incense game) that could bring down the shogun's regime.
Item # 166
Publishers weekly
Biography of LJ Rowland

Li Ang (1952)Li Ang, a prominent woman writer from Taiwan, has made tremendous contribution to women’s literature in the world with her persistent, in-depth investigation of the intriguing intertwining of gender and politics in social life and literary creation.
The Incense Burner of Lust (1997)
Item # 43
Li_Ang Biography
MIT-contemporary chinese writers

Louis Daniel Brodsky (1941)Brodsky is the author of sixty-three volumes of poetry (five of which have been published in French by Éditions Gallimard) and twenty-four volumes of prose, including nine books of scholarship on William Faulkner and eight books of short fiction.
An overturned incense burner (in 'The Complete Poems of Louis Daniel Brodsky') (1970)
Item # 54
Louis Daniel Brodsky

The Bible - Gospel of Luke (1st century)
Luke 1:9
According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

The Gospel of Luke tells of the origins, birth, ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.
Item # 202  

Marie La Jonchere
Le Brule-Parfum (1930)
poem in Au jardin de Sylvie, published by L'idee neuve
Item # 214

Omar Berrada (1952)Né à Fès en 1952, Omar Berrada est lauréat Sciences Po Rabat et signe avec l’encensoir son premier roman. Actuellement chef d’entreprise, il réside à Casablanca.
L'encensoir (The Censer) (2011)
Publisher: La Croisee Des Chemins
Item # 84
Google Books

Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki
Incense Burner (in'101 Zen Stories') (1957)
Item # 45

Ruth CranstonRuth Cranston (November 14, 1887-April 2, 1956) was an American author and lecturer on religion and other subjects. She also published a number of novels under the pseudonym Anne Warwick
Ashes of Incense (1912)
Item # 198
Full text (Internet Archive)

Sax Rohmer (1883-1959)
Dope (1919)
cover of the Cassell (London) edition has an incense burner in the foreground.
Dope is a 1919 novel by Sax Rohmer set in the Limehouse area of London. It is based on the story of Billie Carleton, a young English actress whose scandalous lifestyle ended with her death from a drug overdose in 1918.
Item # 210
Full text (Internet Archive)

Waitman BarbeBarbe Waitman 1864-1925
Ashes and Incense (1892)
Item # 199
West Virginia University
Full text (Internet Archive)