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eBook Geisha ePub
Author: Liza Dalby
Language: English
ISBN: 0520204956
ISBN13: 978-0520204959
Publisher: University of California Press (October 1, 1998)
Pages: 367
Category: Asia
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 544
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ePub file: 1997 kb
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Liza Crihfield Dalby (born 1950) is an American anthropologist and novelist specializing in Japanese culture. For her graduate studies, Dalby studied and performed fieldwork in Japan of the geisha community which she wrote about in her P.

Liza Crihfield Dalby (born 1950) is an American anthropologist and novelist specializing in Japanese culture. Since that time, she has written five books. The next book, Kimono is about traditional Japanese clothing and the history of the kimono.

In this classic best-seller, Liza Dalby, the only non-Japanese ever to have trained as a geisha, offers an insider's look at the exclusive world of female companions to the Japanese male elite

In this classic best-seller, Liza Dalby, the only non-Japanese ever to have trained as a geisha, offers an insider's look at the exclusive world of female companions to the Japanese male elite. Her new preface considers the geisha today as a vestige of tradition as Japan heads into the 21st century.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This book is primarily an anthropological study of Japanese geisha, particularly the geisha of Kyoto. But it is also in part the story of Liza Crihfield, graduate student, transforming into Ichigiku of Pontocho, the first American Geisha. The whole thing – the background information as well as the personal story – is extremely interesting if you have ever wondered in the least about the geisha.

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Liza Dalby is the author of Kimono: Fashioning Culture (1993). She is an anthropologist specializing in Japanese culture. She was recently a consultant for Rob Marshall's film Memoirs of a Geisha. Bibliographic information. Geisha Asian studies/Gender. Liza Crihfield Dalby.

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Liza Dalby entered the world of the Japanese geisha to learn about the women, and Japanese culture, behind the . This is a non-fiction book by an American woman who is an Anthropologist and has a history of living in Japan.

Liza Dalby entered the world of the Japanese geisha to learn about the women, and Japanese culture, behind the painted faces. Tam incelemeyi okuyun. Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi - FicusFan - LibraryThing.

American anthropologist Liza Dalby is famous for being the first Western .

American anthropologist Liza Dalby is famous for being the first Western woman to have ever trained as a geisha. They saw that I was serious in my study and they felt that I would not really be able to understand their lives unless I experienced it myself. After she finished her PhD, later published as the book Geisha, Dalby returned to America, where she took up a teaching position at the University of Chicago.

pdf - Free ebook download as PDF File . df), Text File . xt) or read book online for free. G E I S H A LIZA CRIHFIELD DALBY Geisha are exotic even in their homeland. At the same time, geisha are the most Japa- nese of Japanese. In this book, Liza Dalby examines these intriguing women, practi-. tioners of the classical arts of music and. dance and unmarried companions to the Japa- nese male elite.

In this classic best-seller, Liza Dalby, the only non-Japanese ever to have trained as a geisha, offers an insider's look at the exclusive world of female companions to the Japanese male elite. Her new preface considers the geisha today as a vestige of tradition as Japan heads into the 21st century.
Agarus
This book is primarily an anthropological study of Japanese geisha, particularly the geisha of Kyoto. But it is also in part the story of Liza Crihfield, graduate student, transforming into Ichigiku of Pontocho, the first American Geisha. The whole thing – the background information as well as the personal story – is extremely interesting if you have ever wondered in the least about the geisha.

Among the background stuff – Japanese customs and culture, history of the geisha, their differences from the women of pleasure or licensed prostitutes and from wives, their ceremonies and the like – there is also the story if Ichigiku and her ok¬asans and her elder sister. This part of the story is rendered particularly
Iesha
I love this book. An excellent explanation about the intimate and secretive world of the geisha. What makes this book a good read is that Dalby is an anthropologist who is heavily involved in the Japanese culture and does a great job explaining why the West will never fully understand the geisha, or why Japanese men pay big bucks for their company and alcohol, since geisha are not prostitutes and sex is not involved. The problem is the West does not have anything comparable to the geisha. For those who are fans of Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha, or the movie, you may be interested to know that Golden pays tribute to Dalby for her extensive knowledge of the geisha. Although Dalby did not go through the normal process to become a geisha, nor was she a geisha that long, she completely immerse herself and was well accepted. Instead of just being a description of geisha, it is a very personal account of her relationship with her geisha sisters and house mothers. A very interesting look at how different Japanese culture and its mind set is in contrast to Western way of thinking. I couldn't believe I put aside my Game of Thrones books so I could read this book. I still have five other geisha books to read, but those will have to wait until I finish Book 4 of the Game of Thrones.
Prinna
A Triumph of Anthropology, and of Personal Courage

Others have said the many ways this book is a great and informative vicarious experience. My main point, as a rather timid person, is just my admiration for the courage it must have taken for an American young woman to sign up to work as a geisha in Japan. I mean, for goodness sake, Japan is well known as a place where there a lot of customs about just how to behave in various circumstances. I can't get over the fact that she could step up to play the geisha social role as she did, Talk about dangers of committing faux pas!
Cerar
Liz Dalby's book from the late seventies is a portrait in time of the flower and willow world of Geisha that no other Western author has ever been able to capture. This makes Arthur Golden's book Memoirs of a Geisha laughable compared to the poignancy of the stories of real Geisha and the lives they led at the time of writing.

Dalby also gives plenty of history (she is an anthropologist) as well as becoming her own test subject by actually portraying geisha herself. These personal accounts are worth every penny for the privelage. I would have much rather seen a film of this book!

There is so much that is deeply moving about her relationships with the Geisha and the dramatic losses of real life that are interwoven throughout the book. I would love to see a follow-up to the book, to see how all of this ultimately became part of her life.

There are excellent photos throughout, though some in color would have been nice. This is a true anthropological memoir but it is never dry, never overly intellectual. Dalby is not a great writer but she is a terrific journalist.

I've read many books about Geisha and this stands alone as the finest.
Kale
Arthur Golden used Liz Dalby's book as a key into the secret world of geisha so I wanted to read it primarily to learn what it was like to be the only American geisha. It isn't a book that you will want to read in one sitting but the chapters are clearly divided into smaller sections and reading one or two sections a night is very satisfying. Although I had hoped for more personal details of Liz Dalby's experiences, once I got used to her style of presentation I became interested in all the other information which she felt it was important to include. By the last chapter, I truly wished the book was longer and decided to order her book on Kimono to extend the pleasure of her writing style for a while. At the very beginning I was afraid her interest in anthropology would make this rather a dry book but as she warmed to her subject matter, I grew to enjoy her slightly clinical distance from what she described.

For those who are looking for the passion of Memoirs of a Geisha, you should probably read Arthur Golden's book -- which is much more detailed than the movie. For those who will enjoy an objective but sympathetic view of life as a geisha from the 1930's to the mid 1970's, I recommend this book.
Cordaron
I did not know what i was getting myself into when i purchase this book alongside Arthur Golden - Memoirs of a Geisha but then i questioned myself...this is from a lady who was a geisha herself, who knows what more mysteries she can add to my own revelations...and she did not let me down. I cannot put down this book.... I jus can't. She detailed every little thing and more and i am sooo glad because when my friends ask how i knew so much of the floating world and some of Japan history...though most of it was learnt from Anime and watching documentaries... i can safely say "read Liza Dalby's book and you will learn their unique discipline and honour bound relations...you will be amazed at how they respect everything in life and you will be inspired". This books makes me want to dress up as a geisha...not sure if i have the discipline to become one...hahaha...but i respect these ladies who made the history and sustain Japan livlihood from the Shogunate era to the now Modern world... Ladies keep doing your best...
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