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Autobiography of a Geisha

by Sayo Masuda

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Published by Columbia University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Women"s studies,
  • 20th century,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Japan,
  • Asia - Japan,
  • Personal Memoirs,
  • Women,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs,
  • Asia - General,
  • Historical - General,
  • 1925-,
  • Biography,
  • Geishas,
  • Masuda, Sayo,

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsG. G. Rowley (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9475258M
    ISBN 100231129513
    ISBN 109780231129510

    An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. Autobiography of a Geisha by Masuda, Sayo, Publication date TopicsPages: Autobiography of a Geisha is a good, compelling, novel. Read this and get a glimpse of a real Geisha's world! Congratulations to G. G. Rowley for such an expert translation of this work into English for all of us to experience! My rating for this book: 5 stars! (4 stars for the story, 1 extra star for the translation!)Reviews:

      Buy Autobiography Of A Geisha (Vintage Original) by Masuda, Sayo, Rowley, G.G. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on Reviews: Books about Geishas | What Should I Read Next?. Register for free to build your own book lists. Books. Autobiography of a Geisha Sayo Masuda. Info/Buy. Women of the Pleasure Quarters: The Secret History of the Geisha Lesley Downer. Info/Buy. Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Seduced the West Lesley Downer. Info/Buy. Vida de Una Geisha.

      Autobiography of a Geisha chronicles the harsh life in the geisha house from which Masuda and her "sisters" worked. They were routinely expected to engage in sex for payment, and Masuda's memoir contains a grim account of a geisha's slow death from untreated venereal disease/5(51).   Autobiography of a Geisha chronicles the harsh life in the geisha house from which Masuda and her "sisters" worked. They were routinely expected to engage in sex for payment, and Masuda's memoir contains a grim account of a geisha's slow death from untreated venereal disease.


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Autobiography of a Geisha by Sayo Masuda Download PDF EPUB FB2

Originally published in Japan in the 's, Autobiography of a Geisha is a remarkably fresh and personal account of a life that is a far cry not only from the Eastern exoticism of [John Ball's Miss One Hundred Thousand Spring Blossoms ], but also from the upscale and at least sometimes glamorous lives depicted in [Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha., Persimmon/5(63).

Autobiography of a Geisha chronicles the harsh life in the geisha house from which Masuda and her "sisters" worked. They were routinely expected to engage in sex for payment, and Masuda's memoir contains a grim account of a geisha's slow death from untreated venereal disease/5.

Inaged sixteen, she made her debut as a geisha. Autobiography of a Geisha chronicles the harsh life in the geisha house from which Masuda and her "sisters" worked. They were routinely expected to engage in sex for payment, and Masuda's memoir contains a grim account of a geisha's slow death from untreated venereal disease.

Autobiography of a Geishachronicles the harsh life in the geisha house from which Masuda and her "sisters" worked. They were routinely expected to engage in sex for payment, and Masuda's memoir contains a grim account of a geisha's slow death from untreated venereal : $ Sayo Masuda's autobiography tells the story of a Hot Springs geisha; a trade miles away and vastly different than their more well-known, and formally trained counterparts, Autobiography of a Geisha book traditional Geisha 4/5(11).

Sayo Masuda's autobiography tells the story of a Hot Springs geisha; a trade miles away and vastly different than their more well-known, and formally trained counterparts, the traditional Geisha 4/5(10).

Inaged sixteen, she made her debut as a geisha. Autobiography of a Geisha chronicles the harsh life in the geisha house from which Masuda and her "sisters" worked.

They were routinely expected to engage in sex for payment, and Masuda's memoir contains a grim account of a geisha's slow death from untreated venereal disease/5(K).

Indentured to geisha houses by families in desperate poverty, deprived of freedom and identity, these young women lived in a world of sex for sale, unadorned by the trappings of wealth and celebrity. Sayo Masuda has written the first full-length autobiography of a former hot-springs-resort 5/5(5).

Autobiography of a geisha is the true story of a woman's life as a geisha in pre-World War 2 Japan. Written in a very basic style because of her lack of education, this book chronicles her life from her earliest memories to her late-twenties/5(9). Americans are familiar with a romanticized view of geisha life in Japan, one that includes art and music, poetry and social status.

Not all geisha, however, live such a life, as this poignant, compelling tale relates.5/5. Abstract: Sayo Masuda was a geisha at a hot springs resort, where the realities of sex for sale are unadorned by the trappings of wealth and power.

Remarkable for its wit and frankness, the book is a. It is the superbly told tale of a woman whom fortune never favored yet never defeated. Autobiography of A Geisha (Book): Masuda, Sayo: The glamorous world of big-city geisha is familiar to many readers, but little has been written of the life of hardship.

Buy Autobiography of a Geisha by Sayo Masuda online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 4 editions - starting at $Price Range: $ - $   “Geisha's pride wasn't worth a broken straw sandal,” writes Masuda, who made the mistake of falling in love and was then tossed out by the patron, who had bought her from the house.

Turned away by her family, she reunited with her younger brother Author: Sayo Masuda. Sayo Masuda was a geisha at a hot springs resort, where the realities of sex for sale are unadorned by the trappings of wealth and power.

Remarkable for its wit and frankness, the book is a moving record of a woman's survival on the margins of Japanese society -- in the words of the translator, "the superbly told tale of a woman whom fortune.

Nonfiction Book Review: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A GEISHA by Sayo Masuda, Author, G. Rowley, Translator, trans. from the Japanese by G.G. Rowley. Columbia Univ. $ (p) ISBN Autobiography of a Geisha by Sayo Masuda, G.

Rowley and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Anyone who has read "Geisha, A Life" by Mineko Iwasaki probably knows how few autobiographies of Geisha exist in the world.

Where Iwasaki's autobiography was that of a high-class geisha heavily invested in her art and also an atotori (one who will inherit the okiya /5. In Autobiography of a Geisha, Masuda chronicles a harsh world in which young women faced the realities of sex for sale and were deprived of their freedom and identity.

She also tells of her life after leaving the geisha house, painting a vivid panorama of the grinding poverty of rural life in wartime Japan. Buy the Paperback Book Autobiography of a Geisha by Sayo Masuda atCanada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. The glamorous world of big-city geisha is familiar to many readers, but little has been written of the life of hardship and pain led by the hot-springs-resort geisha.

Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha came out inwith a movie of the same name back in I recently read the autobiography of the woman Memoirs was based upon, Mineko Iwasaki.

In her book, Geisha, a Life, Iwasaki paints a very different picture from what Golden write in his fiction.Geisha are women trained to entertain men with conversation, dancing, and singing. At the okiya, Chiyo works as a maid while she trains to be a geisha. The other people living at the okiya are the young apprentice geisha Pumpkin, the greedy and materialistic Mother who runs the okiya, and the beautiful but cruel geisha Hatsumomo.

Autobiography of a Geisha by Sayo Masuda,Columbia University Press edition, Hardcover in EnglishAuthor: Sayo Masuda.