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Madame Sadayakko

the geisha who bewitched the West

by Lesley Downer

  • 175 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Gotham Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kawakami, Sadayakko, -- 1871-1946,
  • Actors -- Japan -- Biography,
  • Geishas -- Japan -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-308) and index

    StatementLesley Downer
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN2928.K375 D69 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 321 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages321
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15387931M
    ISBN 101592400051
    LC Control Number2002192713

    Madame Sadayakko was the ultimate geisha, who became an instant star when she took to the stage. She danced for the Prince of Wales, Picasso painted her and Rodin admired her. But in Japan she suffered the stigma of being an ex-geisha and was forced to choose between respectability and love. Buy Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Seduced the West 1st ed by Lesley Downer (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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      MADAME SADAYAKKO: The Geisha Who Seduced the West, by Lesley Downer. London: Review Press/Hodder Headline, , pp., map, photos, £20 (cloth) In , a year-old ex-geisha who called. Three of my earlier non-fiction books are now out as e-books Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Seduced the West The true story of Japan’s first actress, who was the country’s most famous geisha and the lover of the then prime minister. She performed from San Francisco to New York, London to Paris to St Petersburg, [ ].


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