Geisha of Gion - Mineko Iwasaki Reviews
Description:ISBN 0743469003 / Genre: Biography / Author: Mineko Iwasaki / Paperback / 334 Pages / Book is published 2003-04-30 by Pocket Books
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by - written on 10/09/08 (Very useful, 58 readings)
Before I read Arthur Golden's "Memoirs of a Geisha", I read an interview with Mineko Iwasaki, who was interviewed extensively by Golden as part of his research. The interview mentioned that Iwasaki was suing Golden for misrepresenting her and the geisha. The geisha in his novel are highly-paid prostitutes as well as graceful entertainers, which was not Iwasaki's reality, although it may have been for other geisha. She sounded like an interesting person, so after reading and enjoying "Memoirs", I also bought "Geisha of Gion". If you read both books, you will see a great similarity between the fictional life of Sayuri, and the ... Read the complete review