Geisha

Download or Read eBook Geisha PDF written by Mineko Iwasaki and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2003-09 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Geisha

Book Synopsis Geisha by : Mineko Iwasaki

A Kyoto geisha describes her initiation into an okiya at the age of four, the intricate training that made up most of her education, her successful career, and the traditions surrounding the geisha culture.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 336
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  • ISBN-10 – 0743444299
  • ISBN-13 – 9780743444293

Autobiography of a Geisha

Download or Read eBook Autobiography of a Geisha PDF written by 増田小夜 and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Autobiography of a Geisha

Book Synopsis Autobiography of a Geisha by : 増田小夜

Home to the New York Yankees, the Bronx Zoo, and the Grand Concourse, the Bronx was at one time a haven for upwardly mobile second-generation immigrants eager to leave the crowded tenements of Manhattan in pursuit of the American dream. Once hailed as a "wonder borough" of beautiful homes, parks, and universities, the Bronx became--during the 1960s and 1970s--a national symbol of urban deterioration. Thriving neighborhoods that had long been home to generations of families dissolved under waves of arson, crime, and housing abandonment, turning blocks of apartment buildings into gutted, graffiti-covered shells and empty, trash-filled lots. In this revealing history of the Bronx, Evelyn Gonzalez describes how the once-infamous New York City borough underwent one of the most successful and inspiring community revivals in American history. From its earliest beginnings as a loose cluster of commuter villages to its current status as a densely populated home for New York's growing and increasingly more diverse African American and Hispanic populations, this book shows how the Bronx interacted with and was affected by the rest of New York City as it grew from a small colony on the tip of Manhattan into a sprawling metropolis. This is the story of the clattering of elevated subways and the cacophony of crowded neighborhoods, the heady optimism of industrial progress and the despair of economic recession, and the vibrancy of ethnic cultures and the resilience of local grassroots coalitions crucial to the borough's rejuvenation. In recounting the varied and extreme transformations this remarkable community has undergone, Evelyn Gonzalez argues that it was not racial discrimination, rampant crime, postwar liberalism, or big government that was to blame for the urban crisis that assailed the Bronx during the late 1960s. Rather, the decline was inextricably connected to the same kinds of social initiatives, economic transactions, political decisions, and simple human choices that had once been central to the development and vitality of the borough. Although the history of the Bronx is unquestionably a success story, crime, poverty, and substandard housing still afflict the community today. Yet the process of building and rebuilding carries on, and the revitalization of neighborhoods and a resurgence of economic growth continue to offer hope for the future.

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  • Publisher – Columbia University Press
  • Total Pages – 212
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  • ISBN-10 – 0231129505
  • ISBN-13 – 9780231129503

Memoirs of a Geisha

Download or Read eBook Memoirs of a Geisha PDF written by Arthur Golden and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1999-11-09 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Memoirs of a Geisha

Book Synopsis Memoirs of a Geisha by : Arthur Golden

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. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read 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.

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  • Publisher – Vintage
  • Total Pages – 450
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780375406782
  • ISBN-13 – 0375406786

Memoirs of a Geisha

Download or Read eBook Memoirs of a Geisha PDF written by Arthur Golden and published by Longman. This book was released on 2008 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Memoirs of a Geisha

Book Synopsis Memoirs of a Geisha by : Arthur Golden

"Captivating, minutely imagined . . . a novel that refuses to stay shut" ("Newsweek"), "Memoirs of a Geisha" is now released in a movie tie-in edition.

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  • Publisher – Longman
  • Total Pages – 0
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  • ISBN-10 – 1405882670
  • ISBN-13 – 9781405882675

Geisha

Download or Read eBook Geisha PDF written by Liza Crihfield Dalby and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1983-01-01 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Geisha

Book Synopsis Geisha by : Liza Crihfield Dalby

The author, an American anthropologist, describes her experiences during the year she spent as a Japanese geisha, and looks at the role of women, and geishas, in modern Japan

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  • Publisher – Univ of California Press
  • Total Pages – 380
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  • ISBN-10 – 0520047427
  • ISBN-13 – 9780520047426