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Nagai, Kafū 1879-1959

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Works: 661 works in 2,039 publications in 7 languages and 11,030 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Creator, Attributed name, Editor
Classifications: PL812.A4, 895.6344
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Rivalry : a geisha's tale by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rivalry tells a sweeping story in which sexual politics compete with sisterly affection in a world ruled by material transaction. Komayo is a former geisha who, upon the death of her husband, must return to the "world of flower and willow" to escape poverty. A chance encounter with an old patron, Yoshioka, leads to a relationship in which both lovers hope to profit: Yoshioka believes Komayo can restore his lost innocence; Komayo plans to use Yoshioka's patronage to compete in the elaborate music and dance performances staged by her fellow geisha. Yoshioka is eager to ransom Komayo, but as she considers his offer, Komayo falls in love with Segawa, a young actor who promises to turn the talented geisha into the finest dancer in the Shimbashi quarter. Though her feelings for Segawa are genuine, Komayo is eager to use her lover's position to become the lead performer among her peers. Her ambition even tempts her to take on a third patron known only as the "Sea Monster" ... Though she finds herself at the pinnacle of a glittering career, Komayo nevertheless becomes the target of a bitter rivalry between her three lovers that leaves her both thrilled and exhausted, both brutalized and redeemed. Kafu's compelling tale takes readers from the intimate corners of the geisha house to the back rooms of assignation, from the dressing areas of the great kabuki theaters to the lonely country villa of a theater critic and connoisseur of Shimbashi women. His lush depictions of architecture and costumes and his incisive descriptions of urban life and individual motive provide a vivid backdrop for Komayo's struggle-one woman's absorbing quest to find fame, affection, and financial security in the refined but ruthless theater of Shimbashi."--Publisher's description
Nagai Kafū shū by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
73 editions published between 1828 and 2000 in Japanese and English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geisha in rivalry by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
24 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geisha in Rivalry, first published in 1918, is set against the backdrop of Tokyo's Shimbashi geisha district. The story of three geisha, imperious Rikiji, gaudy Kikuchiyo, and the nalve heroine Komayo, Geisha in Rivalry follows them in their search for a place in a world that offers no easy route of escape from their profession. With a full cast of vivid characters playing out their dramas of illicit love, shady intrigue and unrelenting rivalry, Geisha in Rivalry is the sordid but fascinating tale of Komayo, her lovers, and the women who conspire to steal them from her
Kafū zenshū by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
18 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bokutō kitan by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
69 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Udekurabe by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
57 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Sumida by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
39 editions published between 1911 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twee novellen
Furansu monogatari by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
23 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nagai Kafū by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
26 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interminablement la pluie ... : precede de deux autres recits by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in French and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American stories by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
21 editions published between 1908 and 2002 in Japanese and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Du côté des saules et des fleurs : roman by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sangoshū by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
20 editions published between 1913 and 1991 in Japanese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Bambou nain : roman by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une Histoire singulière à l'est du fleuve by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nagai Kafū, Tanizaki Jun'ichirō by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kafū shoshi by Tomoichi Yamada ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in Japanese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronique d'une saison des pluies : roman by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Au Japon, au début du siècle, une description du monde des geishas et des maisons de rendez-vous. L'héroïne est une simple serveuse, inconstante et ensorceleuse. [SDM]
Okamezasa by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
16 editions published between 1920 and 1997 in Japanese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voitures de nuit : nouvelles by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Kafū
Kafū 1879-1959
Kafū Nagai.
Kafū, Nagai 1879-1959
Kafu, Nagaj
Nagaï, Kafû
Nagaï Kafû 1879-1959
Nagai, Sōkichi.
Nagai Sōkichi 1879-1959
Nagai, Sókiči 1879-1959
Нагаи, Кафу 1879-1959
ナガイ, カフウ 1879-1959
ナガイ, ソウキチ
永井, 壮吉
永井 壮吉 1879-1959
永井 荷風 1879-1959
永井苛風 1879-1959
永井荷風 1879-1956
永井荷风 1879-1959
永开荷風 1879-1959
荷風 1879-1959
Languages
Japanese (401)
English (98)
French (46)
Italian (2)
Russian (2)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (1)
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