Memoirs (Vintage Classics)
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Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Another book in our stunning 'Vintage Love Film' promotion This is a seductive and evocative epic on an intimate scale, which tells the extraordinary story of a geisha girl. Summoning up more than twenty years of Japan's most dramatic history, it uncovers a hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation. From a small fishing village in , the tale moves to the glamorous and decadent heart of Kyoto in the s, where a young peasant girl is sold as servant and apprentice to a renowned geisha house.
She tells her story many years later from the Waldorf Astoria in New York; it exquisitely evokes another culture, a different time and the details of an extraordinary way of life. It conjures up the perfection and the ugliness of life behind rice-paper screens, where young girls learn the arts of geisha - dancing and singing, how to wind the kimono, how to walk and pour tea, and how to beguile the most powerful men.
He is a graduate of Harvard College with a degree in art history, specialising in Japanese art.
In he received an MA in English from Boston. He has lived and worked in Japan, but now lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife and children. Help Centre. My Wishlist Sign In Join. So who has deemed it a classic? I seem to recall Hesiod making the same demand with his Theogony.
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His book would be a "literary event". And Penguin played ball.
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Of course. Why didn't I think of that? When Penguin unveiled the beatific cover image of the great man , they declared: "Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status Morrissey has reached in his lifetime. How does Montaigne feel? Age: What next?
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- Memoirs Of A Geisha (Vintage Past).
A popular singer who has written his autobiography. And when, pray, was it published? It will appear on Thursday. Just after Montaigne.
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