Memoirs of a Geisha is a historical fiction 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, during and after World War II and ends with her being relocated to New York City.. In Author: Arthur Golden. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha (Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki).
Memoirs of a Geisha (Vintage Contemporaries) and millions of other books are available for instant access. Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha (Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki) Mineko Iwasaki. 4.1 out of 5 stars 59. Paperback. $11.17. Cited by: 4. Sep 23, 1997 · The book in itself presents an interesting story, and makes for an entertaining read, but what bothers me about this book is that the vast majority of Western readers interpret it as a historically accurate memoir, when in fact it was written by an American author for an American audience, and therefore has achieved its success through 4.1/5.
Actually, it's geisha, and since we're reading the Memoirs of a Geisha, we get to hear all about it. Little Chiyo starts as an indentured servant, doing housework and following the orders of the house geisha, Hatsumomo. When she isn't cleaning toilets or being bossed around, she attends geisha school with her young friend, Pumpkin. Her plan in writing the book was to bring out more truths, whereas Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha, put too much emphasis on sex, leaving out the traditional importance of geisha as a part of Japanese culture. Arthur Golden seems to have not published anything since writing Memoirs of a Geisha.
The book Memoirs of a Geisha was pretty good considering I dont like reading. The character talks in first person and gives her story of a being Geisha starting from when she was a child. The book gave a way to keep holding on and read what is next. Although their are some sexual content it's still a good book to read for teens and adults.4.6/5. Memoirs of a Geisha is a book of nuances and vivid metaphor, of memorable characters rendered with humor and pathos. And though the story is rich with detail and a vast knowledge of history, it is the transparent, seductive voice of Sayuri that the reader remembers.
Memoirs Of A Geisha. Arthur Golden. Chapter one. Suppose that you and I were sitting in a quiet room overlooking a gar-1 den, chatting and sipping at our cups of green tea while we talked J about something that had happened a long while ago, and I said to you, "That afternoon when I met so-and-so... was the very best afternoon. Find books like Memoirs of a Geisha from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Memoirs of a Geisha also liked: Harry Pott.