Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha A Literary Sensation And Runaway Bestseller, This Brilliant Debut Novel Presents With Seamless Authenticity And Exquisite Lyricism The True Confessions Of One Of Japan S Most Celebrated Geisha.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. Memoirs of a Geisha is an American novel, and as such the attempt at West does East, especially on the complex and delicate subject of the geisha, is compelling, interesting, but also heavy handed and ultimately ineffective evenso in the case of the film It is a wonderful introduction to geisha, Japanese culture, and the East for the uninitiated Western reader, and I can see why the book is popular, but I found it disappointing For the reader already familiar with the culture, western Memoirs of a Geisha is an American novel, and as such the attempt at West does East, especially on the complex and delicate subject of the geisha, is compelling, interesting, but also heavy handed and ultimately ineffective evenso in the case of the film It is a wonderful introduction to geisha, Japanese culture, and the East for the uninitiated Western re
Like eating fancy dessert at a gourmet restaurant, Memoirs of a Geisha is beautiful, melts lightly off the tongue and will be forgotten shortly after it s done The language is strikingly lovely, and Golden paints a remarkable picture of a time and place If you re looking to learn something deep about the psychology of Japanese culture, or meet nuanced characters, then I d steer you elsewhere The story only skims the top of thecomplicated aspects of a Japan in decline, focusing mostly on Like eating fancy dessert at a gourmet restaurant, Memoirs of a Geisha is beautiful, melts lightly off the tongue and will be forg
Whatever our struggles and triumphs, however we may suffer them, all too soon they bleed into a wash, just like watery ink on paper Geisha Mineko Iwasaki basis for Chiyo Sayori.Chiyo, with her sister Satsu, and her mother and father live in a shack by the sea on the coast of Japan The shack leans, and has to be propped up to keep from total collapse Her mother is sick and on the verge of death Her father is a fisherman, uneducated, and generally befuddled by anything that doesn t have to Whatever our struggles and triumphs, however we may suffer them, all too soon they bleed into a wash, just like watery ink on paper Geisha Mineko Iwasaki basis for Chiyo Sayori.Chiyo, with her sister Satsu, and her mother and father live in a shack by the sea on the coast of Japan The shack leans, and has to be propped up to keep from total collapse Her mother is sick and on the verge of death Her father is a fisherman, uneducated, and generally befuddled by anything that doesn t have to do with his fishing nets When a businessman from the village comes to them with an offer to take their girls to the city it doesn t take much to convince the father that nearly any opportunity is better t
So. Memoirs of a Geisha I d been wanting to read that one for a very long time I had heard so many good things about it It s supposed to be awesome, and deep, and beautiful, right Wrong It s not The writing was what bothered me the most It s pretentious and superficial, and sloooooww and it goes on and on and on and on and on and still, very little happens In some sort of weird combination, the writing is both superficial and clich It feels like Golden thought it would be a good idea So. Memoirs of a Geisha I d been wanting to read that one for a very long time I had heard so many good things about it It s supposed to be awesome, and deep, and beautiful, right Wrong It s not The writing was what bothered me the most It s pretentious and superficial, and sloooooww and it goes on and on and on and on and on and still, very little happens In some sort of weird combination, the writing is both superficial and clich It feels like Golden thought it would be a good idea to emphasize all the Japan and nature clich s to the point of ridiculousness I still can t believe how many times he
Damn if you aren t one of the most problematic things I ve ever read, Memoirs of a Geisha.Like much of non Asian America, I was swept up in the delight of reading this book in 2000 I was fifteen and precocious, and the narrative was arresting I couldn t put the book down I wrote this in 2000 Golden has hit pay dirt with this masterpiece An insightful,
I became fascinated with Japanese culture when I was a teenage girl and since then I have read many Japanese related books and articles and have watched many movies and animes that depict parts of Japanese culture but the fact remains that I am not Japanese, I have never been to Japan and I am a foreigner, captivated by this exotic and very different culture.As a foreigner, I see many beautiful and unique aspects to Japanese culture but I also know about certain painful historical facts such as I became fascinated with Japanese culture when I was a teenage girl and since then I have read many Japanese related books and articles and have watched many movies and animes that depict parts of Japanese culture but the fact remains that I am not Japanese, I have never been to Japan and I am a foreigner, captivated by this exotic and very different culture.As a foreigner, I see many beautiful and unique aspects to Japanese culture but I also know about certain painful historical facts such as treatment of women in certain eras of Japan My point is, I don t want to discuss accuracy of this book regarding Geisha life I am n
I read this a long time ago a favorite Its amazing a male wrote this book sure felt like a female speaking. Well, I finally got around to this one And I think I understand its fan base and subsequent literary worth it was the Gone Girl of the 90 s This time, the fairy tale with Girl it seems as if we recomfortable with the cautionary tale in the 10 s has a Cinderella and many suitors after her It is absolutely immersive a page turner that has as many colors as a used up coloring book I see the geisha in that light like La Marilyn, the geisha are symbol of tragedy and misplaced you Well, I finally got around to this one And I think I understand its fan base and subsequent literary worth it was the Gone Girl of the 90 s This time, the fairy tale with Girl it seems as if we recomfortable with the cautionary tale in the 10 s has a Cinderella and many suitors after her It is absolutely immersive a page turner that has as many colors as a used up coloring book I see the geisha in that light like La Marilyn, the geisha are symbol of tragedy and misplaced youth and beauty.The plot is orchestrated in that well intentioned Great Novel tradition A Great Expectations meets Great Gatsby novelty item that s as pure as winter s snow, that shimmers
93 Memoirs of A Geisha, Arthur GoldenMemoirs of a Geisha is a historical novel by American author Arthur Golden, published in 1997 The novel, told in first person perspective, tells the story of a fictional geisha working in Kyoto, Japan, before and after World War II 2003 1380 640 9646961703 93 Memoirs of A Geisha, Arthur GoldenMemoirs of a Geisha is a historical novel by American author Arthur Golden, published
I read this book back when it first came out I never wrote a review of it because when I first joined GR I didn t really know what it was all about It took a bit before it sunk in for me.Now GR members get spammed at times The newest form of spam is review bumping I didn t even know that existed because..well I m a slow learner I kept noticing the same person s reviews on my thread Several times a day All day For weeks Someone finally pointed out to me that they are bumping their review I read this book back when it first came out I never wrote a review of it because when I first joined GR I didn t really know what it was all about It took a bit before it sunk in for me.Now GR members get spammed at times The newest form of spam is review bumping I didn t even know that existed because..well I m a slow learner I kept noticing the same person s reviews on my thread Several times a day All day For weeks Someone finally pointed out

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 503 pages
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Arthur Golden
  • English
  • 10 November 2019
  • 1400096898