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All blog images come from the WEB and belong the authors, all rights reserved. Ricerca per: Blog su WordPress. Pubblica su Annulla. Privacy e cookie: Questo sito utilizza cookie. The language is strikingly lovely, and Golden paints a remarkable picture of a time and place. If you're looking to learn something deep about the psychology of Japanese culture, or meet nuanced characters, then I'd steer you elsewhere.

The story only skims the top of the more complicated aspects of a Japan in decline, focusing mostly on Like eating fancy dessert at a gourmet restaurant, Memoirs of a Geisha is beautiful, melts lightly off the tongue and will be forgotten shortly after it's done.

The story only skims the top of the more complicated aspects of a Japan in decline, focusing mostly on a genteel lifestyle that probably seems more appealing from the outside.

There's a way in which the book, written by a man and a westerner, is slightly fetishistic, but less so than you might imagine. Another reader suggested that perhaps the superficiality of the story is intentional, and that the book, in a way, resembles a geisha. Beautiful and eager to please, yet too distant to really learn much from and ultimately little more than a beautiful, well-crafted object to be appreciated.

If that's the case, Arthur Golden is remarkably clever, and I applaud him. If it's not the case, the book remains very pretty and an easy read. View all 16 comments. Chiyo, with her sister Satsu, and her mother and father live in a shack by the sea on the coast of Japan. The shack leans, and has to be propped up to keep from total collapse. Her mother is sick and on the verge of death. He was wrong.

Or was he? Without a crystal ball or access to a series of timelines showing the variations created by changing key decisions at critical junctures how can we know?

Satsu, who is fifteen, is promptly placed with a brothel. Not exactly what her father had in mind. Chiyo, who is nine, is deemed young enough to be trained to be a geisha. Those Blue Eyes are what set her apart.

The Mother of her geisha house is equally startling in appearance. They were rimmed with the raw lip of her lids, in which a cloudy moisture was pooled, and all around them the skin was sagging. The colors of her face were all mixed up: And to make things more horrible, each of her lower teeth seemed to be anchored in a little pool of blood at the gums. She starts out her new life in trouble. She is quickly considered a threat to the lovely and vindictive Hatsumomo who is the only fully trained geisha working for the house.

Chiyo is accused of stealing not true. She is accused of ruining an expensive kimono with ink true but under duress. She is caught trying to escape she broke her arm in the process so try and give the kid a break.

Well, all of this ends up costing her two years working as a housemaid when she could have been training as a geisha. She receives an unexpected benefactress, a mortal enemy of Hatsumomo named Mameha decides to take Chiyo under her wing and insure that she has another opportunity to become a geisha. Chiyo, tired of scrubbing floors and being the do-this and do-that girl of the household realizes her best chance at some form of freedom is to elevate herself.

The Movie based on this book was released in and directed by Rob Marshall. At age 15 her virginity or mizuage is put up for auction. It is hard not to think of this as a barbaric custom, but for a geisha, if a bidding war erupts, she can earn enough money to pay off all the debts that have accumulated for her training. Chiyo, now called Sayuri, is fortunate to have two prominent men wanting to harvest her flower. The winner is Dr. Crab who paid a record amount for the privilege.

He even led with one shoulder when he walked, just like a crab moving along sideways. After the deed is done, the eel spit in the cave , Dr. Crab brought out a kit filled with bottles that would have made Dexter jealous. Each bottle has a blood sample, soaked in a cotton ball or a piece of towel of every geisha he has ever treated including the blood from his couplings for their virginity. He cuts a piece of blood soaked towel that was under Sayori and added it to the bottle with her name.

The cultural obsession, every country seems to have one, with female virginity is simply pathological. Not strapped to a table by a serial killer type fear, but still there has to be that underlying hum as the man prepares to enter her. I wonder if men, especially those who avidly pursue the deflowering of maidens, are getting off on that fear? Sayori is on her way to a successful career. She is in love with a man called The Chairman and wishes that he will become her danna, a patron, who can afford to keep a geisha as a mistress.

At that moment, beauty itself struck me as a kind of painful melancholy. One misstep, one bit of scandal, and many geishas found themselves ostracized by the community. They could very easily find themselves in a brothel. During WW2 the geisha community was disbanded, and the girls had to find work elsewhere.

Sayori was fortunate. Despite all the hardships I know she was enduring, Arthur Golden chose not to dwell on them in great detail. I was surprised by this because authors usually want and need to press home those poignant moments, so that when the character emerges from the depths of despair the reader can have a heady emotional response to triumph over tragedy.

I really did feel like I was sitting down for tea with Sayori, many years later, and she, as a way of entertaining me, was telling me her life story. Golden interviewed a retired geisha by the name of Mineko Iwasaki who later sued him for using too much of her life story to produce this book.

I wonder if Iwasaki was still the perfect geisha, keeping her story uplifting, and glossing over the aspects that could make her company uncomfortable. I notice some reviewers take issue with Sayori. They feel she did not assert herself, and take control of her life.

She does in the end, but she is patient, and waits for a moment when she can predict the outcome. I feel that she did what she needed to do to survive. Most of the time she enjoyed being a geisha. It takes a long time to learn not only the ways to entertain, but also all the rigid traditions that must be understood to be a successful geisha. As she gets older, and can clearly define the pitfalls of her actions, we see her manipulating the system in her favor.

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If you wish to see more of my most recent book and movie reviews, visit http: View all 82 comments. Nov 22, Sophia. Memoirs of a Geisha. I'd been wanting to read that one for a very long time. I had heard so many good things about it.

It's supposed to be awesome, and deep, and beautiful, right? It's not. The writing was what bothered me the most. It's pretentious and superficial, and sloooooww and it goes on and on and on and on and on and still, very little happens. It feels like Golden thought it would be a good idea So..

I still can't believe how many times he compares something to the nature. Ironically, it doesn't feel natural at all. It feels forced and weird and and it's very annoying, as it slows down the pacing which is already very slow and frequently interrupts the narrator's flow of thoughts. Yes, yes. Because I was so sick and tired of reading for the 40th time how something is LIKE a bird or a snake or whatever, I made a list.

Enjoy, people. This is how Sayuri narrates the story. Please notice and enjoy how natural this way of thinking sounds: I was hoping you'd say that. Here you go! And yet somehow I hadn't imagined a great wave might come and strike me there, and wash everything away. Just because of that, it can't get more than 2 stars for me. It just can't. It's awful to read. And the characters. They didn't feel real.

None of them did. Sayuri on top. So I'm supposed to feel something for her, right? Relate to her somehow. That was impossible. I don't know why, but somehow I was able to relate to Chiyo - but not to Sayuri. Even though they're the same person, I couldn't bring myself to care for Sayuri.

As soon as she "grows up" even though she keeps telling her story with the skills of a freakin' 4 year old so around the time when she becomes a geisha, that is, she becomes insufferable. And she has this sort of weird fascination for adult men, first M.

Tanaka and after The Chairman, and it's just so annoying. Why does she like them? And, yeah, she was also such a victim. She never made anything to change her condition, she was just this kind of submissive woman who, well, blinks and, I dunno, bows. I know it's the way she's supposed to behave, but still, it's infuriatingly boring to read about such a character.

The only thing she ever does for herself is view spoiler [ sleeping with The Minister so she doesn't have to undergo Nabu-whathisname as a danna hide spoiler ] but even that is done in the purpose of eventually being with The Chairman. And who was he, that Chairman? Who was that man we hear about, again and again and again? What's he like? Have they ever had a real conversation? I don't think so. She idealizes him, she never sees him as who he really is, she just keeps wetting holding that stupid handkerchief every night and that annoyed me.

It felt childish and weird. The only character I liked was Mameha, and she's the angel of the story, meaning that you're just supposed to like her because she's, well, perfect, kind, loyal and beautiful, the way Agnes is in David Copperfield or Melanie in Gone With The Wind.

The informations about Geishas were nice, I suppose, but I don't know how much of it is true. The war was awfully, awfully boring, and very badly executed. I think you can see it was written by an American just by the way the United States are depicted. They atomically bombarded Japan and two of greatest its cities and yet, Sayuri doesn't even blink and say "The American troups were very kind to us and gave candy to the children.

The plot dragged on and on, and I had to struggle to finish the book. The ending felt rushed. I hate, hate it when authors do that. He wrote a whole book about someone's life, and the final chapter is soo rushed and it goes like "So that was forty years ago, now I'm seventy and I'm old and I'm gonna tell you what happened in my life between then and now in like, two sentences.

And then he died, and.. Ah yes.. Did we have a kid? Oh, but wouldn't you like to know!..

Well you won't, cause I'm not telling you, neener- neener. I swear, the book probably deserves an award, for like Worst Ending Chapter Ever or something. It made no sense, it gave no real closure. Everything in this book was just so It tried to be epic and it tried to be a classic but it failed so badly.

The characters weren't well fleshed-out, it was obvious that the Good people Sayuri, Mahema would triumph over the Bad Hatsumomo , it was obvious that Sayuri would get her happy ending after all.. See, all throughout the book, I was completely disconnected, I didn't feel anything. I didn't smile, or laugh, I certainly didn't cry. I can't even say I'm angry or that I hate the book - because hatred requires that I care, and I don't.

I'm just And isn't it the worst state of mind you can possibly be in after you finish a book? Ultimately, it didn't leave a mark. So the book as a whole was a major disappointment and I'm glad it's over. I just hope the movie might be better - I kept thinking it would be better to watch it, seeing how graphic the descriptions were of the kimonos, for example. So I saw the movie. View all 70 comments. The novel, told in first person perspective, tells the story of a fictional geisha working in Kyoto, Japan, before and after World War II.

View all 9 comments. This book was wonderful. I absolutely love the movie, which I now need to watch! In many ways, this was a sad story for me. I would really like to read a biography of a geisha and watch a documentary to really look into their world. We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill, going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course. Happy Reading!

View all 24 comments. May 13, T. Damn if you aren't one of the most problematic things I've ever read, Memoirs of a Geisha. Like much of non-Asian America, I was swept up in the delight of reading this book in I was fifteen and precocious, and the narrative was arresting. I couldn't put the book down.

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I wrote this in An insightful, curious, and caring look into the mysterious world of geisha, Arthur Golden peels away the ignorance and labeling that westerners have covere Damn if you aren't one of the most problematic things I've ever read, Memoirs of a Geisha.

An insightful, curious, and caring look into the mysterious world of geisha, Arthur Golden peels away the ignorance and labeling that westerners have covered the secretive Japanese profession.

Although it sinks at times into a near melodramatic prose, the book's protagonist is interesting, insightful, and enjoyable. Her witty anecdotes and thoughtful mannerisms in speaking make Memoirs of a Geisha a delightful and unstoppable read. And I'm mad at myself. God, I was naive. This novel, while entertaining is so problematic I rarely have time to descend into my criticism.

It continues the Orientalism that Edward Said loathed so very much; rather than "skillfully entering" the world of a Japanese woman, it apes her identity, and ultimately deprives her of a voice, creating a sort of Orientalist imagination for us to enjoy without ever really seeing her.

The book is still engaging as a narrative, but the sappy ending, the frankly sexist portrayals at some points, and Sayuri's outright inability to identify outside of her Chairman is rather frightening. It serves to objectify fetishism at its worst. Yet I can only give you three stars, because I'm still partly under your spell, Golden. View all 8 comments. Dec 02, Fabian rated it really liked it. Well, I finally got around to this one. Only in popularity.

This time, the fairy tale with "Girl" it seems as if we're more comfortable with the cautionary tale in the 10's has a Cinderella and many suitors after her. It is absolutely immersive I see the geisha in that light: The plot is orchestrated in that well-intentioned Great Novel tradition. Also, Hastumomo, in the role of ugly stepsister, is an adversary from hell. Grrrreat character! Too bad she leaves the narrative at too-crucial a juncture the anticlimax meaning, then, the immediate displacement of anything that did not fit into the societal standards from the board She is a worthy nemesis to our heroine--as voracious for fresh meat as a Great White.

The feud between them two is the centerpiece of this Fanny Hill-like tale, this enormously feminist? For in Gion, Japan, the geisha are treated like a lot of women have been, like objects, pawns, or even disembodied ideas. I became fascinated with Japanese culture when I was a teenage girl and since then I have read many Japanese-related books and articles and have watched many movies and animes that depict parts of Japanese culture but the fact remains that I am not Japanese, I have never been to Japan and I am a foreigner, captivated by this exotic and very different culture.

As a foreigner, I see many beautiful and unique aspects to Japanese culture but I also know about certain painful historical facts such as I became fascinated with Japanese culture when I was a teenage girl and since then I have read many Japanese-related books and articles and have watched many movies and animes that depict parts of Japanese culture but the fact remains that I am not Japanese, I have never been to Japan and I am a foreigner, captivated by this exotic and very different culture.

As a foreigner, I see many beautiful and unique aspects to Japanese culture but I also know about certain painful historical facts such as treatment of women in certain eras of Japan. I am not Japanese and I am not a historian and therefore, I am not qualified to judge. So I keep my opinion and impression Geisha to myself. It appears that this story is based on the life of a certain geisha, but the author clearly states that both the story and characters are fictional and I am going to stick with that.

I admit that I was disappointed when I realized that this turned out to be fiction, only and only because I had been told otherwise by author himself while reading the preface. I admit, as I reached the end of the book, I came to realize why the author tried to portray this story as a real life story when writing the introduction but I will write about that later. I liked the writing style. Some people may find it pretentious but I understood that this is an attempt to write as close as possible to Japanese style of writing and story-telling and to seem poetic.

I should mention that Chiyo and Sayuri are the same person. Some people may say, parts of the story drag on and on and yet nothing important happens. This is not a perfect book but it is an amazing one. Little Chiyo simply captivated me with her story. I wanted her to survive, to fight and to find happiness. They are all different human-beings with flaws of their own that struggle to survive and get by their hard lives.

Some choose to do so by crushing others and some choose to do so by fighting their way through and lending a helping hand when they can. I have Japanese friends, so I know what I am talking about it. Chiyo is quite young when she falls in love with a man much older than her, too young in my opinion to fall in love but I understood her feelings. The moment she meets the love of her life, Chairman, is a turning point in her story and happens to be my most favorite part. Yes, she focuses her entire life on reaching this man.

As a woman, I would have liked her to have bigger goals and dreams of her own and for example, seek freedom or independence but when I think about her situation, her education and upbringing, I get her. Chiyo is a slave, being trained for the sole purpose of pleasuring men. Men that mean nothing to her and are like alien beings. Up to this point, not a single person has shown her any kindness without ill intentions and when she is about to lose her faith in humanity, a man appears out of nowhere and shows her true kindness.

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Finally, a man means something to her. One of these men that she is supposed to serve has a face and value to her. I am not surprised she made it her life-purpose to reach him. Considering her life, that was a big goal. He was the symbol of true kindness. Her dedication to reach him was moving and touched me very deeply.

As I said before, during parts of this story, nothing important really happens, but I was eager to learn more about Geisha life. The author is obviously well-informed and has done his research. The story was interesting enough. All characters seemed real and relatable. I even liked Hatsumomo!

And even though I wanted Chiyo to reach the love of her life and therefore happiness more than anything, I liked Nobu a lot too. Sayuri is simply human. She too acts selfish and neglects her friends. I also clearly felt the touch of war and the darkness that spreads over hearts and souls at such a time. The fear, pain and misery as everything changes and there is no longer any certainty to the future. I was touched by the relationship between Chairman and Nobu, even though it was only behind the scene and between the lines.

Once you think about it, it was a very deep and touching bond. Although poor Sayuri had to suffer because of this very bond, I understood why Chairman had to act the way he did. It was mentioned abruptly and I found it very funny.

Two nuclear bombs and this is what Sayuri comments about. It takes time for certain wounds to heal. At the end, this is not a fairy-tale. I am a fan of fairy tales and I firmly believe in happy endings.

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Ironic, since in real life, I am very realistic and even cynical. But when I open a book, I want happy endings. Somewhere along the way, I had started to dream of a fairy-tale style happy ending for little Chiyo and reading the last pages of the book left me a little sad. All throughout the book, the story tries to remain realistic Which is why sometimes nothing really happens and it's important to remember this, when reading the bittersweet ending, Otherwise, the ending might feel a little unsatisfactory and even rushed.

But the truth is, the bittersweet ending was still a happy ending, just a realistic one. I agree that the author could have done better just by adding 50 pages or so. In conclusion, this is the beautiful story of a little innocent girl as she fights her way through life and hardships in an unfair society and struggles to reach her loved one and have a reason to simply wake up every day and live. This is not a fairy tale but it does contain certain elements of those tales therefore this book is not for everyone, but I really enjoyed it and find it very memorable and special.

View all 71 comments. I read this a long time ago a favorite Its amazing a 'male' wrote this book. View all 19 comments. This one is going to be a bit difficult for me to review. I enjoyed it, but it was kinda weird. It was interesting, but kind of slow. The historical fiction aspect is interesting, but I have seen many reviews critical of the actual truth of it all. The pros: In fact, I was so invested I could feel my loathing for one of the bad characters This one is going to be a bit difficult for me to review.

In fact, I was so invested I could feel my loathing for one of the bad characters curdling in my very soul. It's usually a good sign when you want to reach into the book and smack a character.

The Cons - This one may not be fair because it is probably historically accurate, but the Geisha culture made all the male characters seem like creepers. So, even when there is one you are supposed to like or who is supposed to be a hero, you know that he is all about pre-pubescent, up-and-coming Geisha and hoping to be able to deflower as many as possible. Just skews things a bit.

Often, other, more reliable titles are suggested. But, was this supposed to be a non-fiction memoir, a story based on some facts surrounding the Geisha culture but equal parts fact and fiction, or just a completely made up story?

I am not completely sure, but it should provide some interesting follow up research. So, I am going to go with 4 stars because it was an interesting story and despite some slow spots and creepers, it was pretty entertaining.

View all 22 comments. In a small Japanese fishing village of Yoroido, on the coast of the Sea of Japan, a child Chiyo Sakamoto, 9, lives with an ancient father, dying mother, and older sister Satsu, in a dilapidated home, leaning over a cliff, the year , things are tough and will get harder, as the Great Depression is about to commence Pretty Chiyo, with beautiful eyes, to become a geisha after a long apprenticeship and the unlucky, plain Satsu, a In a small Japanese fishing village of Yoroido, on the coast of the Sea of Japan, a child Chiyo Sakamoto, 9, lives with an ancient father, dying mother, and older sister Satsu, in a dilapidated home, leaning over a cliff, the year , things are tough and will get harder, as the Great Depression is about to commence Pretty Chiyo, with beautiful eyes, to become a geisha after a long apprenticeship and the unlucky, plain Satsu, an abused prostitute In a house that never becomes a home, in the former royal capital of Kyoto, in the section called Gion, where most geisha live, and the tea houses to entertain rich men, there, the scared girl is under the complete control of three money- hungry women, who show no pity, Granny, she has coins in her heart the matriarch, and her two adopted daughters, Mother, the real boss, and Auntie, they love nicknames, both are as unfeeling as Granny.

The only genuine geisha in residence, is stunning Hatsumomo, as beautiful as she is detestable, and takes an odd, instant hatred to the little girl and torments her nonstop. One day while doing an errand, the child starts crying in the streets, her miserable life has no joy, a man known as the chairman , the owner of an important electronics business, stops and comforts Chiyo, leaving her, his monogrammed handkerchief, it will be the most prized possession, the girl has, at last, someone cares After an aborted escape try with her sister, she falls from the roof of a neighbor's house, injuring herself, things become even more dismal, Chiyo is demoted to a lowly maid in the house, no more school to learn her profession, to the elation of cruel Hatsumomo.

Still life is cloudy, and is never foreseen, even the fortune -tellers, the geisha go to, often, can't predict accurately Her name is changed later to "Sayuri", she returns to school, becomes a fine dancer and does a solo, at the annual celebrations in the local theater, her poster is painted by a famous alcoholic artist in town, the career prospers, but the chairman, that Sayuri constantly meets in the tea house parties, where the men get drunk on Sake, listen to stories told, watch the singing, the dancing, and music played by the geisha is rather distant, and doesn't recognize the grown- up woman The years roll by, and war is on the horizon, change is coming, it always is The most famous, popular, geisha, Mineko Iwasaki, now retired, one of the characters is based on her, in the novel greatly helped Mr.

Arthur Golden , in research, revealing to him, in confidence, the secrets of the mysterious life of these women , for the first time, much to her later regret This was one of the best-written books I have ever read. There was something so special about the writing style, I can't really put it into words. It was just so "fitting" and transported me right into this fascinating world. I knew absolutely nothing about the Geisha tradition going into this book, and I feel like I've learnt so much!

It is extremely evident that the author did a lot of extensive research and clearly appreciates the Japanese culture. I never would have guessed that I could beco This was one of the best-written books I have ever read.

I never would have guessed that I could become so invested in the life of a single girl, who is growing up in a country I don't have any connection to, and who is living a lifestyle I've never thought all too much about before.

I thing the exquisite writing style is what truly makes this book. Of course the plot is interesting as well especially if, like me, you don't know anything about all the work that goes into becoming a Geisha , but without Arthur Golden 's wonderful storytelling it would have been only half as good.

He made me feel things I wouldn't have felt otherwise. He managed to make even the most mundane things sound exciting and interesting.

I especially need to mention the fact that there were many things happening I would have found disgusting and appalling under different circumstances this is not a critique on the book itself; these situations are realistic and an attribute to the time period the book takes place in. However, the author pulled me so far into the story and had such a beautiful way of describing things, that I just couldn't bring myself to be angry at anything.

All in all, this was an absolute perfect book to me. If I were to teach a writing class, I would definitely choose this novel as an example on great storytelling.

It deserves all the hype and acclaim it gets. I read this book back when it first came out. I never wrote a review of it because when I first joined GR I didn't really know what it was all about. It took a bit before it sunk in for me.

Now GR members get spammed at times. The newest form of spam is review bumping. I didn't even know that existed because.. I kept noticing the same person's reviews on my thread.

Several times a day. All day. For weeks. Someone finally pointed out to me that they are bumping their review I read this book back when it first came out.

Someone finally pointed out to me that they are bumping their reviews. Then I saw several status updates from people posting about how it was driving them bonkers. Now my friend Kat decided to take a stand.. Everyone on GR is Goodreads Fabulous.Like a sculpture, beautiful but cold as the stone their made of.

One day while doing an errand, the child starts crying in the streets, her miserable life has no joy, a man known as the chairman , the owner of an important electronics business, stops and comforts Chiyo, leaving her, his monogrammed handkerchief, it will be the most prized possession, the girl has, at last, someone cares Giuliana Ravaglia, Otata Nov.

This novel, while entertaining is so problematic I rarely have time to descend into my criticism. In conclusion, Golden presents an interesting story in Memoirs of a Geisha that should only be read if the reader is prepared to believe none of it.

I really did feel like I was sitting down for tea with Sayori, many years later, and she, as a way of entertaining me, was telling me her life story. Altri progetti Wikiquote. I especially need to mention the fact that there were many things happening I would have found disgusting and appalling under different circumstances this is not a critique on the book itself; these situations are realistic and an attribute to the time period the book takes place in.