Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

Paperback (04 Jun 1998)

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Synopsis

This story is a rare and utterly engaging experience. It tells the extraordinary story of a geisha -summoning up a quarter century from 1929 to the post-war years of Japan's dramatic history, and opening a window into a half-hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation.

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099771517
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 21
Number of pages: 434
Weight: 358g
Height: 197mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 31mm