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Memoirs of a Geisha (Vintage Past)

Memoirs of a Geisha (Vintage Past)

Author: Arthur Golden
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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. Her memoirs conjure 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 land's most powerful men. This story is a rare and utterly engaging experience, summoning up a quarter century of Japan's dramatic history, and opening a window into a half-hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation.
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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. In 1988 he received an MA in English from Boston. He has lived and worked in Japan, but now lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife and children.
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General Fields

  • : 9781784871406
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage Classics
  • : October 2016
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 512
  • : Arthur Golden