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The Resource Memoirs of a geisha, Arthur Golden, (electronic resource)

Memoirs of a geisha, Arthur Golden, (electronic resource)

Label
Memoirs of a geisha
Title
Memoirs of a geisha
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Golden
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An alluring tour de force: a brilliant debut novel told with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism as the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. 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 ... 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, always elusive, is scorned as illusion. Sayuri's story begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Through her eyes, we see the decadent heart of Gion--the geisha district of Kyoto--with its marvelous teahouses and theaters, narrow back alleys, ornate temples, and artists' streets. And 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. But as World War II erupts and the geisha houses are forced to close, Sayuri, with little money and even less food, must reinvent herself all over again to find a rare kind of freedom on her own terms
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Golden, Arthur
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3557.O35926
LC item number
M45 2007ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Elaina Erika Davis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dunne, Bernadette
  • Random House Audio Publishing
  • OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geishas
  • Women
  • Japan
  • Japan
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Label
Memoirs of a geisha, Arthur Golden, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 18:09:13
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415950586
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0fdca94e-12ee-437c-bd79-81a6aec779e2
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213391457
  • (OCoLC)ocn213391457
  • 909536
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 260948 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Memoirs of a geisha, Arthur Golden, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 18:09:13
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415950586
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0fdca94e-12ee-437c-bd79-81a6aec779e2
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213391457
  • (OCoLC)ocn213391457
  • 909536
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 260948 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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