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Nagai, Kafū 1879-1959

Overview
Works: 894 works in 2,311 publications in 6 languages and 12,916 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Bibliography  Essays  Short stories  Diaries  Literatures 
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 )

102 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,118 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 )

56 editions published between 1927 and 1997 in Japanese and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafū zenshū by Kafū Nagai( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Sumida by Kafū Nagai( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Bambou nain : roman by Kafū Nagai( Book )

25 editions published between 1920 and 1998 in Japanese and French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furansu monogatari by Kafū Nagai( Book )

26 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 64 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
Bokutō kitan by Kafū Nagai( Book )

41 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1985 in French and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sangoshū by Kafū Nagai( Book )

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

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

7 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in French and held by 39 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]
Sopernit︠s︡y : roman by Kafū Nagai( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in Russian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A geisha's tale
Nagai Kafū, Tanizaki Jun'ichirō by Kafū Nagai( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 38 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 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafū shoshi by Tomoichi Yamada( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Japanese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumidagawa by Kafū Nagai( Book )

23 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanze östlich des Sumidagawa by Kafū Nagai( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le jardin des pivoines by Kafū Nagai( Book )

10 editions published in 1927 in French and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voitures de nuit : nouvelles by Kafū Nagai( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsuyu no atosaki by Kafū Nagai( Book )

18 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerika monogatari by Kafū Nagai( Book )

16 editions published between 1908 and 2014 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

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

Кафу Нагаи

Кафу Нагаи 1879-1959

Кафу Нагаі

Нагаи, Кафу

Нагаи, Кафу 1879-1959

Նագաի Կաֆու

קאפו נאגאי

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 (341)

English (116)

French (61)

German (5)

Russian (5)

Chinese (2)

Covers
American storiesDuring 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