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Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha (out of print)

Author: Arthur Golden
Series: Vintage
$21.00(NZD)  inc GST
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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.

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A special celebratory edition to mark the 21st birthday of Vintage books.

Author description

Arthur Golden was born and brought up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a 1978 graduate of Harvard College with a degree in art history, specialising in Japanese art. In 1980 he earned an MA in Japanese history from Columbia where he also learned Mandarin Chinese.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099563082
  • : Vintage
  • : Vintage
  • : July 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2011
  • : August 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 813.6
  • : 21
  • : Paperback
  • : Arthur Golden
  • : 512