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Geisha, a Life by Mineko Iwasaki

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Published by Thorndike Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Iwasaki, Mineko,,
  • Large type books,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Biography,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Kyoto (Japan),
  • Japan,
  • Geishas,
  • Iwasaki, Mineko,
  • 1949-,
  • Women

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages474
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9801170M
ISBN 100786251581
ISBN 109780786251582

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  Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki My rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary: The geisha has long been a mystery to those in the West. In her compelling memoir, Mineko, often called the best geisha of her generation, reveals the secretive world that inspired a bestselling fictional counterpart, Arthur Golden’s bestselling Memoirs of a Geisha.   In , Arthur Golden published Memoirs of a Geisha, a best-selling novel that follows Chiyo Sakamoto as she navigates the life of a Kyoto geisha in the years surrounding World War ’s book gave insight into the cloistered world of the geisha, and in , it was adapted into a lush, Academy Award-winning film—though the movie garnered criticism for casting the Chinese .   I am a bit behind the times with this article. Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha came out in , with a movie of the same name back in I recently read the autobiography of the woman Memoirs was based upon, Mineko her book, Geisha, a Life, Iwasaki paints a very different picture from what Golden write in his , Memoirs of a Geisha is fiction, so the author can. Geisha, a Life is the first of its kind, as it delicately unfolds the fabric of a geisha's development. Told with great wisdom and sensitivity, it is a true story of beauty and heroism, and of a time and culture rarely revealed to the Western world. Length: pages Word Wise: /5().

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