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Nagai, Kafū 1879-1959

Overview
Works: 880 works in 2,404 publications in 5 languages and 14,327 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Interviews  Essays  Diaries  Literatures 
Roles: Author, Creator, Attributed name, Other, Editor
Classifications: PL812.A4, 895.6344
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Rivalry : a geisha's tale by Kafū Nagai( Book )

107 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,111 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
The Mother of dreams and other short stories : portrayals of women in modern Japanese fiction by Makoto Ueda( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bokutō kitan by Kafū Nagai( Book )

67 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafū zenshū by Kafū Nagai( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Sumida by Kafū Nagai( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in French and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le bambou nain : roman by Kafū Nagai( Book )

27 editions published between 1920 and 1998 in Japanese and French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furansu monogatari by Kafū Nagai( Book )

27 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shou lu le< chuan he che>,< qiu de jie jing>,< wu zhi ye>,< zhong feng>,< du lü>,< hui bie ba li>,< ha ke te>,< xi ban ya liao li> deng san wen zuo pin
Interminablement la pluie ... : precede de deux autres recits by Kafū Nagai( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in French and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nagai Kafū by Kafū Nagai( Book )

24 editions published between 1927 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sangoshū by Kafū Nagai( Book )

23 editions published between 1913 and 1991 in Japanese and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronique d'une saison des pluies : roman by Kafū Nagai( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in French and held by 40 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]
Nagai Kafū, Tanizaki Jun'ichirō by Kafū Nagai( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumidagawa by Kafū Nagai( Book )

24 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une Histoire singulière à l'est du fleuve by Kafū Nagai( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 37 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

Amerika monogatari by Kafū Nagai( Book )

18 editions published between 1908 and 2014 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsuyu no atosaki by Kafū Nagai( Book )

18 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le jardin des pivoines by Kafū Nagai( Book )

9 editions published in 1927 in French and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the rains & Flowers in the shade : two novellas by Kafū Nagai( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The detached analysis of a group of people makes the story read like a work of French Naturalism, though a few passages ... evoke the beauty of place and season in the typical Kafu manner."
American stories by Kafū Nagai( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Stories is based on Nagai Kafu's sojourn from Japan to Michigan, Washington State, and New York City in the early years of the twentieth century. Like Tocqueville a century before him, Kafu casts a fresh, keen eye on a vibrant and diverse America, painting a broad portrait of the challenges of American life for the poor, the foreign born, and the disaffected. Many vignettes involve encounters with fellow Japanese or Chinese immigrants. Mitsuko Iriye's introduction provides important cultural and biographical background and literary analysis to fully appreciate the intellectual and artistic achievements of Kafu's collection." from back cover
 
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Rivalry : a geisha's tale
Alternative Names
Kafū

Kafū 1879-1959

Kafū, Nagai.

Kafū, Nagai 1879-1959

Kafū Nagai écrivain japonais

Kafū Nagai escritor japonés

Kafū Nagai Japanese writer

Kafu Nagai Japans schrijver

Kafu, Nagaj

Nagai 1879-1959 Kafu

Nagai, Gahu

Nagai, Gahu 1879-1959

Nagaï, Kafû

Nagaï, Kafû 1879-1959

Nagai Kafū japanischer Schriftsteller

Nagai Kafū scrittore giapponese

Nagai, Kahu

Nagai, Kahu 1879-1959

Nagai, Sōkichi.

Nagai Sōkichi 1879-1959

Nagai, Sókiči 1879-1959

Sokichi, Nagai, 1879-1959

Кафу, Нагаи

Кафу Нагаи 1879-1959

Кафу Нагаі

Нагаи, Кафу

Нагаи, Кафу 1879-1959

Նագաի Կաֆու

קאפו נאגאי

קאפו נאגאי סופר יפני

나가이 가후

나가이 소키치 1879-1959

영정장길 1879-1959

영정하풍 1879-1959

ナガイ, カフウ

ナガイ, カフウ 1879-1959

ナガイ, ソウキチ

永井, 壯吉

永井 壮吉 1879-1959

永井, 荷風

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 (337)

English (114)

French (59)

Chinese (2)

Russian (1)

Covers
The Mother of dreams and other short stories : portrayals of women in modern Japanese fictionDuring the rains & Flowers in the shade : two novellasAmerican storiesAmerican storiesRivalry : a geisha's taleDuring the rains & Flowers in the shade : two novellasNagai Kafu's occidentalism : defining the Japanese self