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Nagai, Kafū 1879-1959

Overview
Works: 672 works in 2,007 publications in 4 languages and 10,310 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Bibliography 
Roles: Creator, Editor, Attributed name
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 818 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 )
102 editions published between 1828 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kafū zenshū by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
17 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bokutō kitan by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
60 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Udekurabe by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
42 editions published between 1917 and 2000 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Furansu monogatari by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
22 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Sumida by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sumidagawa : hoka sanpen by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
24 editions published between 1911 and 1995 in Japanese and held by 39 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 39 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 38 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 36 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 34 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
Le jardin des pivoines by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
5 editions published in 1927 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voitures de nuit : nouvelles by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kafū zuihitsu by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
6 editions published in 1933 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Okamezasa by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
15 editions published between 1920 and 1997 in Japanese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romanze östlich des Sumidagawa by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tsuyu no atosaki by Kafū Nagai ( Book )
17 editions published between 1931 and 1995 in Japanese and held by 27 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 (383)
English (69)
French (43)
German (5)
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