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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
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Aug 14, 2010

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bookshelves: fiction, japan, 20th-century

This was a novel that I wanted to like very much, but in the end I was rather disappointed by Chiyo's story. There are far better books about geisha and their lifestyles out there. It's a pity that stuff like this gets put forward as the 'real thing' when the opposite is true. Do read Liza Dalby's nonfiction work on Geisha to see what it's really about.

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