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Memoirs of a geisha : a novel, Arthur Golden

Label
Memoirs of a geisha : a novel
Title
Memoirs of a geisha
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Golden
Title variation
Geisha's memoirs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The "memoirs" of one of Japan's most celebrated geishas describes how, as a little girl in 1929, 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. 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
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
002855
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Golden, Arthur
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Geishas
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Memoirs of a geisha : a novel, Arthur Golden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
434 p.
Isbn
9780307275165
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97074747
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39210183
  • (OCoLC)62302321
  • (OCoLC)37689141
Label
Memoirs of a geisha : a novel, Arthur Golden
Publication
Copyright
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
434 p.
Isbn
9780307275165
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97074747
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39210183
  • (OCoLC)62302321
  • (OCoLC)37689141

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