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Arthur Golden - Memoirs of a Geisha - 9780099771517 - KTK0080838
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Memoirs of a Geisha

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Description for Memoirs of a Geisha Paperback. Summoning up more than 20 years of Japan's most dramatic history, the geisha's story uncovers a hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation. It moves from a small fishing village in 1929 to the glamorous and decadent Kyoto of the 30s and on to postwar New York. Num Pages: 448 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 31. Weight in Grams: 356. Good clean copy with some light shelf wear
'An epic tale and a brutal evocation of a disappearing world' The Times A young peasant girl is sold as servant and apprentice to a renowned geisha house. Many years later she tells her story from a hotel in New York, opening a window into an extraordinary half-hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation and summoning up a quarter of a century of Japan's dramatic history. 'Intimate and brutal, written in cool, lucid prose it is a novel whose psychological empathy and historical truths are outstanding' Mail on Sunday

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
1998
Publisher
Vintage
Condition
Used, Very Good
Number of Pages
512
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780099771517
SKU
KTK0080838
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 2 to 4 working days
Ref
99-1

About Arthur Golden
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 University where he also learned Mandarin Chinese. After a summer at Beijing University, he went to work at a magazing in ... Read more

Reviews for Memoirs of a Geisha
An epic tale and a beautiful evocation of a rapidly vanishing world
The Times
The sort of novel that novel-lovers yearn for, which is to say, so convincing that while reading it you become transported to another time, another place, and feel you are listening and seeing with someone else's ears and eyes
Margaret Forster Endlessly fascinating...a ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for Memoirs of a Geisha


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