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The Resource Memoirs of a geisha, Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a geisha, Arthur Golden

Label
Memoirs of a geisha
Title
Memoirs of a geisha
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Golden
Title variation
Geisha's memoirs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A seductive and evocative epic on an intimate scale, that 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
Summary
The "memoirs" of one of Japan's most celebrated geishas describes how, in 1929, as a little girl, she is sold into slavery; her efforts to learn the arts of the geisha; the impact of World War II; and her struggle to reinvent herself to win the man she loves
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1997.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1997
  • Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
002855
Cataloging source
NRAND
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Golden, Arthur
Illustrations
plans
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1000
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geishas
  • Geishas
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Memoirs of a geisha, Arthur Golden
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
434 p.
Isbn
9780099771517
Label
Memoirs of a geisha, Arthur Golden
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
434 p.
Isbn
9780099771517

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
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      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre , Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
      -33.9151421 151.2408898
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