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Nagai, Kafū 1879-1959

Overview
Works: 653 works in 2,115 publications in 10 languages and 11,725 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Attributed name, Editor
Classifications: PL812.A4, 895.6344
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Rivalry : a geisha's tale by Kafū Nagai( Book )

108 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,158 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 )

104 editions published between 1828 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

80 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafū zenshū by Kafū Nagai( Book )

18 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Sumida by Kafū Nagai( Book )

43 editions published between 1911 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 80 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]
Le Bambou nain : roman by Kafū Nagai( Book )

25 editions published between 1920 and 1998 in Japanese and French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furansu monogatari by Kafū Nagai( Book )

25 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interminablement la pluie ... : precede de deux autres recits by Kafū Nagai( Book )

13 editions published between 1922 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American stories by Kafū Nagai( Book )

25 editions published between 1908 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 45 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
Sangoshū by Kafū Nagai( Book )

23 editions published between 1913 and 1991 in Japanese and held by 40 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 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voitures de nuit : nouvelles by Kafū Nagai( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le jardin des pivoines by Kafū Nagai( Book )

5 editions published in 1927 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scènes d'été by Kafū Nagai( Book )

10 editions published between 1915 and 2007 in Japanese and French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafū zuihitsu by Kafū Nagai( Book )

6 editions published in 1933 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Di yu zhi hua by Kafū Nagai( Book )

8 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shou you " di yu zhi hua ", " yu tian chuan ", " liang ge qi zi " deng 6 pian xiao shuo
Shitaya sōwa by Kafū Nagai( Book )

8 editions published between 1926 and 2000 in Japanese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange tale from East of the River and other stories by Kafū Nagai( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10 short stories set in Tokyo just before and after the Second World War. Reprinted from Kafu the scribbler : the life and writings of Nagai Kafu, 1879-1959
 
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Rivalry : a geisha's tale
Alternative Names
Kafū

Kafū 1879-1959

Kafū Nagai.

Kafū, Nagai 1879-1959

Kafū Nagai crivain japonais

Kafū Nagai Japanese writer

Kafu Nagai Japans schrijver

Kafu, Nagaj

Nagai 1879-1959 Kafū

Naga, Kaf

Naga, Kaf 1879-1959

Nagai Kafū japanischer Schriftsteller

Nagai Kafū scrittore giapponese

Nagai, Sōkichi.

Nagai Sōkichi 1879-1959

Nagai, Skiči 1879-1959

Кафу Нагаи

Кафу Нагаи 1879-1959

Кафу Нагаі

Нагаи, Кафу

Нагаи, Кафу 1879-1959

קאפו נאגאי

나가이 가후

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

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

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During the rains & Flowers in the shade : two novellasAmerican storiesA strange tale from East of the River and other storiesSo lovely a country will never perish : wartime diaries of Japanese writersDuring the rains & Flowers in the shade : two novellasFictions of desire : narrative form in the novels of Nagai KafūNagai Kafu's occidentalism : defining the Japanese self