Memorias de una geisha (Memoirs of a Geisha)
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Memorias de una geisha (Memoirs of a Geisha)

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by Arthur Golden, Pilar Vazquez
     
 

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Una sensación literaria y bestseller internacional presenta con perfecta autenticidad y exquisito lirismo las fieles confesiones de una de las geishas m‡s famosas de Japón.
 
En Memorias de una geisha entramos a un mundo donde las apariencias son de suma importancia; donde la virginidad de una niña es subastada al mejor postor;

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Una sensación literaria y bestseller internacional presenta con perfecta autenticidad y exquisito lirismo las fieles confesiones de una de las geishas m‡s famosas de Japón.
 
En Memorias de una geisha entramos a un mundo donde las apariencias son de suma importancia; donde la virginidad de una niña es subastada al mejor postor; donde las mujeres son entrenadas para seducir a los hombres más poderosos; y donde el amor es desde–ado como una mera ilusión. Es una obra de ficción única y triunfal– al mismo tiempo romántica, erótica y de suspenso –absolutamente inolvidable.

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Memorias de una geisha sumerge al lector en un mundo exótico." –The New York Times

“Asombrosa... impresionante... absolutamente seductora .” —The Washington Post Book World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307275318
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/06/2005
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
385,502
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.06(d)

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Memorias de Una Geisha 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading the book Memoirs of a Geisha. The fact that he had interviewed many geisha to learn the life style that they had growing up is such cool way to get the back-story of book you about write. As a female, it is hard for me to imagine living such a harsh lifestyle back then.  I felt Arthur Golden did a good job of capturing the point of view of a geisha, along with all that they went through. It made me feel like I was actually there seeing it. He described how harsh the life of a geisha truly was. He made it very clear that you had to prove yourself before you became a geisha. Many times through out the book he compared the early life of a geisha to the life of slave. They practically were in a sense; they were force to do everything their  “mother” told them to. Often times if they failed to do so they were beaten and punished.  He described their beatings well, the pain that they had to take in and what all of the cuts and bruises felt like and looked liked.  The way he had described Hatsumomo putting on her makeup, every detail had to be perfect.  He gave great descriptions of what everything in the okiya looked like. In the book he plays it off as if no one in the okiya likes Chiyo, but as I read I felt like Mother had little spot in her deep down that liked and believed in Chiyo. She seemed to always protect Chiyo when Hatsumomo was yelling at her for doing nothing wrong. Even though she pushed Chiyo hard, she was doing that because she knew that Chiyo could make it one day. When Mother attempted to adopt her after the “mizague” I was not the least bit surprised.  In the book he made Hatsumomo into the evil-stepsister figure. Their relationship was difficult due to the fact that they were constantly fighting. Hatusmomo tried to ruin Chiyo’s life every possible way she could. Their relationship was my favorite in the book to read about.  Even though I thought this book was amazing there was one thing I did not like about it. At times when he was describing something he would drag it out to long. As a result, I felt it became very tedious to read at times. I thought this book was over all an amazing read and I will be recommending it to my friends who are looking for a good book to read. I give this book a nine out of ten because it was really good read and the author always kept you entertained.
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Captivating: Memoirs of a Geisha, written by Arthur Golden, is a very enjoyable novel. With a mix of love and romance, history, friendship, and culture. The setting is in Japan and the story is of a young girl who grows up training to become a geisha. The book is great and I highly recommend it to any mature audience looking for an unforgettable read. The book does start out kind of slow, but you are hooked into it by the middle of the novel. In the story, you discover a great deal of culture in Japan, the roles of women, and how women are treated by men. I would rate this novel 4 stars because of its deep insight. You really feel as if you completely understand the life of the main character and what is going on around her. You experience how life may have been during the Great Depression and how the economy affected all people. Most of all, you experience the culture of Japan and the life of a geisha.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, is a historical novel with bits of romance and love mixed in. This book takes place in Japan in the early 1900’s. You really feel like you are there in the moment with Golden’s descriptive verbs. The characters in this book are great, I like that there is sort of an “evil- stepsister” relationship going on between Hatsumono and Chiyo. Granny and mother are good parent figures for in Geisha house, they are very strict but they secretly care for the Geisha’s. This book is sort of long, but a fast read. I would rate this book “good”, one of the better books I have read for school. One thing I didn’t like about the book was that it was too hard to follow, and I couldn’t get hooked from the beginning. About half way through the book, I finally caught on. After I caught on, I re-read the beginning of the book and understood everything. Another thing that made the book weird was the uncomfortable descriptions of Hatsumono sneaking around with her boyfriend. I think Memoirs of a Geisha is appropriate for a high school student, but they should be cautioned about the uncomfortable moments. It is good for a high school student because it relates to things high school students know about, for example when they talk about the depression and how it affected everyone, high schools have knowledge about many different depressions and know the reason for the change in those communities. It is an interesting book and once you understand what’s happening you will not want to put the book down. I thought this book stood out because of its descriptions and vivid verbs, also because it tells what actually happened to Geisha’s and it seems like a memoir. Overall I thought Memoirs of a Geisha was a good book, but there were some moments where the book was uncomfortable to read.
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rau3naq More than 1 year ago
i recently finished reading this book and i it is absolute brilliant. very beautifully told and presented especially the main character i.e. Sayuri and it is highly recommended for book lovers.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Este libro nos da otra perspectiva d lo que eran las geishas ya que con los tiempos se le ha dado una mala fama, sayuri nos cuenta su vida y lo increible es que nos lo hace vivir junto a ella, este libro es sorprendente y lo recomiendo al 100%, es mas de lo que esperaba, al final logra lo que desea, nos deja un gran mensaje.
Guest More than 1 year ago
este libro es lo mejor y lo recomiendo al 100%. Este libro logra meterlo a uno en la historia,es mucho mejor que la pelicula, porque es mas detallado. me fascino porque no solo nos muestra la historia de un amor prohibido si no que tambien la historia de las geishas y como ellas estan destinadas a ser lo que tienen que ser.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Este libro es un libro que te hace sentir que tu eres parte de la historia. Chiyo, la nina que fue vendida por su padre, crece y se convirtee en Sayuri. Una geisha que despues de ser una de las mejores y mas famosas Geisha es forsada a ser una campesina normal pos la guerra. Ella sacrifica, y suena, y vive una vida llena de dolor por no poder seguir su corazon. Pero tal vez todo lo que sufrio valera la pena
Guest More than 1 year ago
Este libro relata como y cuan dificil es para una niña crecer y educarse para ser una geisha. Los detalles de esta historia envuelven al lector en un mundo fascinante y a la misma vez triste porque descubres que las geishas han sido arrancadas de sus raices. Y ademas, relatan desde su punto de vista el significado de la vida para ellas.