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Memoirs Of A Geisha

Author : Arthur Golden
ISBN : 9781407019666
Genre : Fiction
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This is a seductive and evocative epic on an intimate scale, which tells the extraordinary story of a geisha girl. Summoning up more than twenty years of Japan's most dramatic history, it uncovers a hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation. From a small fishing village in 1929, the tale moves to the glamorous and decadent heart of Kyoto in the 1930s, where a young peasant girl is sold as servant and apprentice to a renowned geisha house. She tells her story many years later from the Waldorf Astoria in New York; it exquisitely evokes another culture, a different time and the details of an extraordinary way of life. It conjures up the perfection and the ugliness of life behind rice-paper screens, where young girls learn the arts of geisha - dancing and singing, how to wind the kimono, how to walk and pour tea, and how to beguile the most powerful men.

Memoirs Of A Geisha

Author : Arthur Golden
ISBN : 9780099563082
Genre : Geishas
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"A young peasant girl is sold as servant and apprentice to a renowned geisha house. Many years later she tells her story from a hotel in New York, opening a window into an extraordinary half-hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation and summoning up a quarter of a century of Japan's dramatic history."

Memoirs Of A Geisha

Author : Arthur Golden
ISBN : 0375406786
Genre : Fiction
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A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. It begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old girl with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. We witness her transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha: dance and music; wearing kimono, elaborate makeup, and hair; pouring sake to reveal just a touch of inner wrist; competing with a jealous rival for men's solicitude and the money that goes with it. In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction—at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful—and completely unforgettable. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Geisha

Author : Mineko Iwasaki
ISBN : 0743444299
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Kyoto geisha describes her initiation into an okiya at the age of four, the intricate training that made up most of her education, her successful career, and the traditions surrounding the geisha culture. Reprint.

Memoirs Of A Geisha

Author : Arthur Golden
ISBN : 0582421276
Genre : Geishas
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Sayuri tells the story of her extraordinary life as a geisha. She elegantly presents a unique picture of a hidden and changing way of life. Arthur Golden is a contemporary American writer who has spent much time living and working in Japan and has a remarkable insight into its culture. Suitable for older learners.

Memoirs Of A Geisha

Author : David James
ISBN : 1557046948
Genre : Memoirs of a geisha (Motion picture)
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A visual companion to the movie includes full-color photographs, production drawings, and an exploration of how filmmakers re-created the World War II-era geisha district where Sayuri spent her formative years.

Autobiography Of A Geisha

Author : Sayo Masuda
ISBN : 0231129513
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A geisha describes her sale to a geisha house at the age of six, her traditional training, her debut in 1940 at the age of sixteen, and her work at a hot-springs resort, where the realities of everyday life were far removed from the more recognized glamorous geisha quarter of Japan.

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