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Rivalry : a geisha's tale

Author: Kafū Nagai; Stephen Snyder
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
Series: Japanese studies series (Columbia University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nagai, Kafū, 1879-1959.
Rivalry.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608307248
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kafū Nagai; Stephen Snyder
ISBN: 9780231141185 0231141181
OCLC Number: 85766670
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Translated from the Japanese.
Description: xii, 165 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Intermission --
A real gem --
Dayflowers --
Welcoming fires --
A dream in the daylight --
The actor's seal --
Afterglow --
Crimes in bed --
The autumn review --
Box seat --
The Kikuobana --
Rain on an autumn night --
The road home --
Asakusa --
At the gishun --
Opening day (I) --
Opening day (II) --
Yesterday and today --
Yasuna --
The morning bath --
Turmoil --
One thing or another.
Series Title: Japanese studies series (Columbia University Press)
Other Titles: Udekurabe.
Responsibility: Nagai Kafu ; translated by Stephen Snyder.
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Offers an English translation of the complete, uncensored text, which has long been celebrated as one of the most convincing and sensually rich portraits of the geisha profession. This book tells a  Read more...

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