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Madame Sadayakko : the geisha who bewitched the West

Author: Lesley Downer
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the story of the geisha whose life inspired Puccini's Madame Butterfly, from her training in geisha traditions to her marriage to penniless actor and political maverick Otojiro Kawakami and her rise to international celebrity.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Downer, Lesley.
Madame Sadayakko.
New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)606974353
Named Person: Sadayakko Kawakami; Sadayakko Kawakami; Sadayakko Kawakami
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Downer
ISBN: 1592400051 9781592400058 1592400507 9781592400508
OCLC Number: 51022849
Description: xi, 321 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue--In Search of Sadayakko 1 --
Part I Geisha --
Part II Actress --
Part III Mistress.
Responsibility: Lesley Downer.
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Presents the story of the geisha whose life inspired Puccini's Madame Butterfly, from her training in geisha traditions to her marriage to penniless actor and political maverick Otojiro Kawakami and her rise to international celebrity.

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