THE geisha who was the main source for Arthur Golden's best-selling Memoirs of a Geisha has hit back at what she claims are slurs on her profession by releasing her own memoirs. Mineko Iwasaki, now 52 and in retirement, published her book in Japan in order to dispel the idea that geisha are prostitutes, as she claims the original work had suggested. Memoirs of a Geisha portrays the struggle of Sayuri, a young girl, to become a geisha.
This is the famous best seller written by Arthur Golden. The novel is about Sayuri, a beautiful and successful geisha. Now she is retired and lives in New York.
How long does it take you to get ready for work or school? An hour? Thirty minutes?
Sayuri is Japanese. She is a woman. She lives in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan. Magically, though, in Golden's first novel, Memoirs of a Geishahe actually becomes the first-person voice of Sayuri, and in the process manages to strip away Western myths about geisha to fashion a tale as compellng as it is convincing.
The outcome: a remarkable piece of sleight of hand, a novel disguised as a memoir, told in the voice of a geisha who grew up in pre-World War II Japan. How does a white, Ivy League-educated male pull off this act of ventriloquism? In his acknowledgments, Mr.
Memoirs of a Geisha is a historical fiction novel by American author Arthur Goldenpublished in The novel, told in first person perspectivetells the story of a fictional geisha working in KyotoJapanbefore, during and after World War II and ends with her being relocated to New York City. Ina film version was released.
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By Jenny Liu. By Jenny Liu Published: pm, 2 December Written by an evocative author, it tells the story of a character whom we learn to both love and hate. Taking place in Japan, the novel spans from the early s, when nine-year-old Sayuri is taken away from her family at the age of nine, to the s, when World War II has left the country in shambles.