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The Battle of the Books Memoirs of a Geisha vs Geisha, A Life
Reference Books Geisha by Liza Dalby For many this is the reference book that got them interested in the Geisha world, possibly on the back of reading Memoirs of a Geisha. A wonderful peek into Meiji period geisha live and a … Books on Geisha Arts The Gei of Geisha: Music, Identity and Meaning Soas Musicology The book elaborates how musical art is an essential part of the identity of the Japanese geisha rather than a secondary feature, and locates current practice within a tradition of two and half centuries. The book opens by deconstructing the … Picture Books Geisha by Tina Skinner Using a wealth of vintage photographic material this book covers historic views of geisha and the pleasure districts during the early 20th Century. The geisha are treated as an exotic beauty brought to the West by trade and imperialism.
I am a bit behind the times with this article. I recently read the autobiography of the woman Memoirs was based upon, Mineko Iwasaki. Yes, Memoirs of a Geisha is fiction, so the author can have license to change things. I enjoyed both books and the Memoirs movie. Memoirs of a Geisha has some flat characters, particularly the villains, but it is an enjoyable novel nonetheless.