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Golden, Arthur 1957-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 678 publications in 30 languages and 12,170 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Drama  War fiction  Historical films  Film adaptations  Romance films  Internet videos  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997.2, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Arthur Golden
 
Most widely held works by Arthur Golden
Memoirs of a geisha : a novel by Arthur Golden( Book )

132 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 7,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fisherman's daughter in 1930s Japan rises to become a famous geisha. After training, Sayuri's virginity is sold to the highest bidder, then the school finds her a general for a patron. When he dies, she is reunited with the only man she loved
Memoirs of a geisha : [a novel] by Arthur Golden( Recording )

59 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young girl's transformation into a geisha. But as World War II erupts and the geisha houses are forced to close, Sayuri must reinvent herself all over again to find a rare kind of freedom on her own terms
Memorias de una geisha by Arthur Golden( Book )

69 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 10 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta sensación literaria y bestseller internacional presenta con perfecta autenticidad y exquisito lirismo las confesiones de una geisha famosa de Japón. En esta novela entramos a un mundo donde las apariencias son de suma importancia; donde la virginidad de una niña es subastada al mejor postor; donde las mujeres son entrenadas para seducir a los hombres más poderosos; y donde el amor es desdeñado como una mera ilusión. Es una obra de ficción al mismo tiempo romántica, erótica y de suspenso.--Desde la descripción de la editorial
Yi ji hui yi lu = Memoirs of a geisha by Arthur Golden( Book )

56 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 16 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ziyi Zhang; Ken Watanabe
Memoirs of a geisha by Arthur Golden( Book )

61 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins in the years before World War II when a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha, Sayuri. Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man who is out of her reach
Yi ge yi ji de hui yi by Arthur Golden( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fisherman's daughter in 1930s Japan rises to become a famous geisha. After training, Sayuri's virginity is sold to the highest bidder, then the school finds her a general for a patron. When he dies, she is reunited with the only man she loved
Memorie di una geisha : romanzo by Arthur Golden( Book )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 10 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een 9-jarig meisje wordt in de eerste helft van de 20e eeuw verkocht aan een geisha-huis in Kyoto, waar ze in de jaren dertig een gevierd geisha wordt
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We follow Sayuri's life: her early years in a small fishing village and as a geisha in Gion. And throughout her struggle, we know of her secret love for the only man who ever showed her any kindness - a man who seems to be out of her reach
Dagboek van een geisha by Arthur Golden( Recording )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Dutch and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een 9-jarig meisje wordt in de eerste helft van de 20e eeuw verkocht aan een geisha-huis in Kyoto, waar ze in de jaren dertig een gevierd geisha wordt
Dagboek van een geisha by Arthur Golden( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a seductive and evocative epic on an intimate scale, which tells the extraordinary story of a geisha girl. Summoning up more than twenty years of Japan's most dramatic history, it uncovers a hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation. From a small fishing village in 1929, the tale moves to the glamorous and decadent heart of Kyoto in the 1930s, where a young peasant girl is sold as servant and apprentice to a renowned geisha house. She tells her story many years later from the Waldorf Astoria in New York; it exquisitely evokes another culture, a different time and the details of an extraordinary way of life. It conjures up the perfection and the ugliness of life behind rice-paper screens, where young girls learn the arts of geisha - dancing and singing, how to wind the kimono, how to walk and pour tea, and how to beguile the most powerful men
Sayuri = Memoirs of a geisha by Arthur Golden( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I wasn't born and raised to be a Kyoto geisha ... I'm a fisherman's daughter from a little town called Yoroido on the Sea of Japan." How nine-year-old Chiyo, sold with her sister into slavery by their father after their mother's death, becomes Sayuri, the beautiful geisha accomplished in the art of entertaining men, is the focus of this fascinating first novel. Narrating her life story from her elegant suite in the Waldorf Astoria, Sayuri tells of her traumatic arrival at the Nitta okiya (a geisha house), where she endures harsh treatment from Granny and Mother, the greedy owners, and from Hatsumomo, the sadistically cruel head geisha. But Sayuri's chance meeting with the Chairman, who shows her kindness, makes her determined to become a geisha. Under the tutelage of the renowned Mameha, she becomes a leading geisha of the 1930s and 1940s. After the book's compelling first half, the second half is a bit flat and overlong. Still, Golden, with degrees in Japanese art and history, has brilliantly revealed the culture and traditions of an exotic world, closed to most Westerners
Dagboek van een geisha by Arthur Golden( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in 6 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van een jonge vrouw die in de jaren dertig als negenjarige verkocht wordt om in Kioto opgeleid te gaan worden tot geisha
Hò̂i ức của một geisha : tiẻ̂u thuyé̂t by Arthur Golden( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fisherman's daughter in 1930s Japan rises to become a famous geisha. After training, Sayuri's virginity is sold to the highest bidder, then the school finds her a general for a patron. When he dies, she is reunited with the only man she loved
Memoirs of a geisha : a portrait of the film by David James( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of A Geisha is an epic drama about the remote and shimmeringly exotic world of Sayuri, one of Japanʹs most celebrated geishas. The novel has been a beloved bestseller all over the world and is now set to become the major movie event of the year. The film stars Asiaʹs most celebrated movie stars including Zhang Ziyi (House of Flying Daggers; Hero), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), Gong Li (Raise The Red Lantern), and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). In this literary tour de force, novelist Arthur Golden enters a remote and shimmeringly exotic world. For the protagonist of this peerlessly observant first novel is Sayuri, one of Japan's most celebrated geisha, a woman who is both performer and courtesan, slave and goddess
Dagboek van een geisha by Arthur Golden( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in 5 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary / American English Memoirs of a Geisha is one of the great stories of our time. We follow Sayuri's life: her early years in a small fishing village and as a geisha in Gion. And throughout her struggle, we know of her secret love for the only man who ever showed her any kindness - a man who seems to be out of her reach
Memorie di una geisha( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una bambina giapponese strappata a una famiglia senza mezzi, per farla lavorare come serva nella casa di una geisha. (My movies)
Geisha by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in collaboration with Arthur Golden, this program captures the geisha mystique while documenting the experiences of two maiko, geisha-in-training. Additional interviews with clients, patrons and others offer insights into contemporary Japanese culture and a profession that is slowly fading away
Memoirs of a geisha : a novel by Arthur Golden( Recording )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young girl's transformation into a geisha. But as World War II erupts and the geisha houses are forced to close, Sayuri must reinvent herself all over again to find a rare kind of freedom on her own terms
Walt Whitman by Gay Wilson Allen( Recording )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of Whitman's poetry and the sense it gives of the universality of existence, the cycle of life and death. His work reflects his own vitality, humour and patriotism and though at first was criticised for its lack of form and scandalous content has been a significant influence on later poets
Gejša by Arthur Golden( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in 4 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Memoirs of a geisha : a novel
Alternative Names
Arthur Golden American novelist

Arthur Golden Amerikaans schrijver

Arthur Golden amerikansk författare

Arthur Golden amerikansk skribent

Arthur Golden arthur golden

Arthur Golden écrivain américain

Arthur Golden novelista estadounidense

Arthur Golden scrittore statunitense

Arthur Golden US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Artūras Goldenas

Golden, Arthur

Goldens, Arturs 1957-

Goldŭn, Asŏ 1957-

Holdėn, Artur 1957-

Артър Голдън

Голден, Артур

גולדן, ארתור

גולדן, ארתור 1957־

גולדן, ארתור, מחבר רומנים אמריקאי

آرتور گلدن نویسنده آمریکایی

آرثر غولدن

آرثر غولدن، 1957-

آرثر غولدن روائي أمريكي

جولدن، آرثر، 1957-

골든, 아서 1957-

아서 골든

アーサー・ゴールデン

ゴールデン, アーサー

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Memoirs of a geisha : [a novel]Memorias de una geishaYi ji hui yi lu = Memoirs of a geishaMemoirs of a geishaYi ge yi ji de hui yiMemorie di una geisha : romanzoMemoirs of a GeishaDagboek van een geisha