Memoirs Of A Geisha

Autor: Arthur Golden
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780375406782
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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.

Die Geisha

Autor: Arthur Golden
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3894809558
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"Die Geisha", das faszinierende Asien-Epos von Arthur Golden, wurde mit Lob über- häuft. "Eine wahrhaft magische Geschichte!" schrieb die Washington Post. Und die deutschen Leser schlossen sich an: Wochenlang auf der "Spiegel"-Bestsellerliste, über 100.000 verkaufte Exemplare im Hardcover. Jetzt endlich kommt die Geschichte des Fischermädchens Chiyo als eBook. Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter wird Chiyo in ein Geisha-Haus nach Kyoto verkauft. Nach leidvollen Lehrjahren wird sie in die hermetische Gesellschaft der Geisha aufgenommen und ist bald die begehrteste und mächtigste von allen. Doch ihr Traum vom privaten Glück erfüllt sich erst nach jahrelangen Wirren und dem Untergang der alten Geisha-Kultur gegen Ende des verlorenen Zweiten Weltkrieges. Arthur Golden öffnet die Tür zu einer geheimnisvollen Welt und läßt den Fremden etwas spüren von jenen gefährlich-schönen und machtvoll stilisierten gleichwohl versklavten Frauen, wie es sie in dieser Art und Weise nur in Japan gab.

Die Franz Sin Die Geisha Werden Wollte

Autor: Isabelle Artus
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492990991
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Pamela hat einen Traum: Sie will Geisha werden. Die alten Traditionen, das Protokoll, die Eleganz – längst trägt sie ihr schwarzes Haar zu einem japanisch anmutenden Carré geschnitten. Leider ist sie in dem Pariser Vorort Melun mit dieser Begeisterung ziemlich auf sich allein gestellt. Nur einen Vertrauten hat sie: den alten Japaner Dr. Atsura. Er führt Pamela in die Geisha-Kunst ein und macht sie bekannt mit Thad, einem Bretonen, der Samurai werden will. Pamela und Thad verlieben sich ineinander, vielleicht der Beginn einer großen Liebe? Doch eines Tages ist Thad verschwunden, heimlich aufgebrochen nach Japan, um Samurai zu werden. Jetzt zählt es für Pamela, alles oder nichts: Mit Dr. Atsuras Hilfe macht auch sie sich auf nach Japan. Sie muss Thad suchen und herausfinden, ob sie ihren Träumen in Japan wirklich näher kommen kann.

Geisha Of Gion

Autor: Mineko Iwasaki, Rande Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471105733
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'I can identify the exact moment when things began to change. It was a cold winter afternoon. I had just turned three.' Emerging shyly from her hiding place, Mineko encounters Madam Oima, the formidable proprietress of a prolific geisha house in Gion. Madam Oima is mesmerized by the child's black hair and black eyes: she has found her successor. And so Mineko is gently, but firmly, prised away from her parents to embark on an extraordinary career, of which she will become the best. But even if you are exquisitely beautiful and the darling of the okiya, the life of a geisha is one of gruelling professional demands. And Mineko must first contend with her bitterly jealous sister who is determined to sabotage her success . . . Captivating and poignant, GEISHA OF GION tells of Mineko's ascendancy to fame and her ultimate decision to leave the profession she found so constricting.

Never Let Me Go

Autor: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
ISBN: 0307400999
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A meditation on mortality and lost innocence: a portrait of adolescence as that hinge moment in life when self-knowledge brings intimations of one's destiny.

Autobiography Of A Geisha

Autor: 小夜·増田
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231129503
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First-person account of the life of a geisha in the middle of the twentieth century.

The Blonde Geisha

Autor: Jina Bacarr
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0857999621
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The early summer of 1892 brought a heavy rainy season that year in Japan. Plum Rain, the Japanese called it, because it comes when the fruit bulges with ripeness and promise. Like a young girl reaching womanhood. A girl like me. In the ancient Japanese tradition of beauty and grace, sex and erotic fantasies are hidden secrets that only a select few may learn, and which are forbidden to foreigners. But when a threat to her father's life puts her own in jeopardy, young Kathlene Mallory is sent to live in safety at the Tea House of the Look-Back Tree, where she is allowed to glimpse inside the sensual world of the geisha. During the years of her training in the art of pleasuring men, Kathlene's desires are awakened by the promise of unending physical delights, and she eagerly prepares for the final ritual that will fulfill her dream of becoming a geisha — the selling of her virginity. The man willing to pay for such an honor, Baron Tonda, is not the man for whom Kathlene carries a secret longing, but he is the man who will bring ruin to the teahouse, and danger to Kathlene, if he is disappointed....

The October Horse

Autor: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743214692
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In her new book about the men who were instrumental in establishing the Rome of the Emperors, Colleen McCullough tells the story of a famous love affair and a man whose sheer ability could lead to only one end -- assassination. As The October Horse begins, Gaius Julius Caesar is at the height of his stupendous career. When he becomes embroiled in a civil war between Egypt's King Ptolemy and Queen Cleopatra, he finds himself torn between the fascinations of a remarkable woman and his duty as a Roman. Though he must leave Cleopatra, she remains a force in his life as a lover and as the mother of his only son, who can never inherit Caesar's Roman mantle, and therefore cannot solve his father's greatest dilemma -- who will be Caesar's Roman heir? A hero to all of Rome except to those among his colleagues who see his dictatorial powers as threats to the democratic system they prize so highly, Caesar is determined not to be worshiped as a god or crowned king, but his unique situation conspires to make it seem otherwise. Swearing to bring him down, Caesar's enemies masquerade as friends and loyal supporters while they plot to destroy him. Among them are his cousin and Master of the Horse, Mark Antony, feral and avaricious, priapic and impulsive; Gaius Trebonius, the nobody, who owes him everything; Gaius Cassius, eaten by jealousy; and the two Brutuses, his cousin Decimus, and Marcus, the son of his mistress Servilia, sad victim of his mother and of his uncle Cato, whose daughter he marries. All are in Caesar's debt, all have been raised to high positions, all are outraged by Caesar's autocracy. Caesar must die, they decide, for only when he is dead will Rome return to her old ways, her old republican self. With her extraordinary knowledge of Roman history, Colleen McCullough brings Caesar to life as no one has ever done before and surrounds him with an enormous and vivid cast of historical characters, characters like Cleopatra who call to us from beyond the centuries, for McCullough's genius is to make them live again without losing any of the grandeur that was Rome. Packed with battles on land and sea, with intrigue, love affairs, and murders, the novel moves with amazing speed toward the assassination itself, and then into the ever more complex and dangerous consequences of that act, in which the very fate of Rome is at stake. The October Horse is about one of the world's pivotal eras, relating as it does events that have continued to echo even into our own times.