Memoirs of a Geisha

By Arthur Golden Memoirs Of A Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

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Memoirs of a Geisha

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A literary sensation and a runaway bestseller, this brilliant novel presents the true confessions of one o Japan's most celebrated geisha with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism. We enter a world where appearances are paramount in Memoirs of a Geisha; where the virginity of a girl is a... uctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to entice the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant fictional work--romantic, erotic, suspenseful at once--and completely unforgettable.

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Quotes from Memoirs of a Geisha

If Mother and Mameha couldn't come to an agreement, I would remain a maid all my life just as surely as a turtle remains a turtle

From this experience, I understood the danger of focusing only on what isn't there. What if I came to the end of my life and realized that I'd spent every day watching for a man who would never come to me? What an unbearable sorrow it would be, to realize I'd never really tasted the things I'd eaten, or seen the places I'd been, because I'd thought of nothing but the Chairman even while my life was drifting away from me. And yet if I drew my thoughts back from him, what life would I have? I would be like a dancer who had practiced since childhood for a performance she would never give.

If you aren't the woman I think you are, then this isn't the world I thought it was.

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Water is powerful. It can wash away earth, put out fire, and even destroy iron.

Sometimes we get through adversity only by imagining what the world might be like if our dreams should ever come true.

His face was very heavily creased, and into each crease he had tucked some worry or other, so that it wasn't really his face any longer, but more like a tree that had nests of birds in all of the branches. He had to struggle constantly to manage it and always looked worn out from the effort.

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Though incomparable in its view of a geisha's life behind the scenes, the story loses immediacy as it goes along.

...the Pretty Woman style happy ending is a little disappointing. I had hoped she would be a strong woman and set out on her own. I concede that was probably personal taste. Plenty of people love that sort of story, and this is a good one of its kind.

This book is captivating, seductive, beautiful and horrific and definitely worth reading. But women readers should be forewarned: the life of a Geisha during World War II was not all song and dance...

Once in awhile there comes a story so completely transporting that, from the exhilarating experience of reading it, you emerge almost wordless. A review cannot fully describe what is indescribably beautiful.

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