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 pow A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel presents with seamless authenticity and exqui...

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Title:Memoirs of a Geisha
Author:Arthur Golden
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Memoirs of a Geisha
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:503 pages pages

Memoirs of a Geisha Reviews

  • Liz Lynch
    Sep 09, 2007
    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...
  • Argona
    Aug 16, 2013
    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 ...
  • Elyse
    Jul 20, 2012
    I read this a long time ago ---(a favorite) --- Its amazing a 'male' wrote this book. (sure 'felt' like a female speaking). ...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 04, 2010
    93. Memoirs of A Geisha, Arthur Golden Memoirs 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. ??????...
  • Juushika
    Mar 26, 2008
    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 (even more so in the case of the film). It is a wonderful intr...
  • Fabian
    Dec 02, 2014
    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're more comfortable with the cautionary tale in the 10's) has a Cinderella and many ...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Dec 09, 2013
    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...
  • T.J.
    May 13, 2008
    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...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Nov 28, 2013
    ?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 c...
  • Sophia.
    Nov 22, 2011
    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,...