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Memoirs of a Geisha

Arthur Golden

Pocket

  • 497 sidor
  • 2011
  • Serie: Vintage 21
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.
  • Författare: Arthur Golden
  • Format: Pocket
  • ISBN: 9780099563082
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 497
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2011-08-04
  • Del i serien: Vintage 21
  • Förlag: Random House UK