The Resource Memoirs of a geisha : a novel, Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a geisha : a novel, Arthur Golden

Label
Memoirs of a geisha : a novel
Title
Memoirs of a geisha
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Golden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. It begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old girl with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. We witness her transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha: dance and music; wearing kimono, elaborate makeup, and hair; pouring sake to reveal just a touch of inner wrist; competing with a jealous rival for men's solicitude and the money that goes with it. In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction - at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful - and completely unforgettable
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Golden, Arthur
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.O35926
LC item number
M45 1999
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Geishas
  • Geishas
  • Historical fiction
  • Geishas
  • Women
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
Label
Memoirs of a geisha : a novel, Arthur Golden
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Vintage contemporaries ed.
Extent
434 p.
Isbn
9780679781585
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98026449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39210183
  • (OCoLC)ocm39210183
Label
Memoirs of a geisha : a novel, Arthur Golden
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Vintage contemporaries ed.
Extent
434 p.
Isbn
9780679781585
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98026449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39210183
  • (OCoLC)ocm39210183

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