10 journalers for this copy...
I've not actually read it yet so I look forward to reading everyone's comments and seeing what you thought so, love it or hate it, let me know! :)
Here is some info from the back cover:
Liza Dalby, author of The Tale of Murasaki, is the only non-Japanese woman ever to have become a geisha. This is her unique insight into the extraordinary, closed world of the geisha, a world of grace, beauty and tradition that has long fascinated and enthralled the west. Taking us to the heart of a way of life normally hidden from the public gaze, Liza Dalby shows us the detailed reality that lies behind the bestselling Memoirs of a Geisha and opens our eyes to an ancient profession that continues to survive in today's modern Japan.
"Liza Dalby, as the only foreigner ever to have become an actual geisha, knows more about the subject than I'll ever know, and she writes about it with grace and eloquence"
-Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha
ktwalker (UK) <- on its way...
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back to me...
This is the longest of all my bookrings so far so I really hope everybody gets to read it. I'm so excited about (and strangly jealous of) my books scheduled journey
~~~~~lots of safe travelling vibes~~~~
I'll send this on to ktwalker on Saturday when I can get to the post office! Thanks so much cnfotp for sharing with us! I know you haven't read it yet but you'll love it when you get to it :)
Thanks for the ring!
I will send it to the next in the list as soon as possible!
I have a few other bookrings before it, but should get to read it before too long.
I PM'ed Miss-Owl on Friday. I will post it off as soon as I have an address.
I'd better get a wriggle on - this is now the third bookring in line on the TBR pile!
It's funny how so much can be explained, but the phenomenon still remain a mystery - I guess, culturally & psychologically, no matter how well things are explicated, I'm just so far removed from these women that the enigma remains.
It'd be interesting to see where geisha are at now, twenty-three years later, after the boom & bust of the Asian economies.
Thanks to cnfotp for sharing & for amberC for sending.
On its way to SqueakyChu in the next few days.
Thanks, Miss-Owl, for the postcard from the Australian Museum. That was a great picture on the front. I'm assuming that's a dingo, although I've never seen a real one.
Thanks, cnfotp, for including me on this bookring.
Edit 02/04/07: I'm reading this book now, and I'm fascinated. I remember with fondness how much I enjoyed reading the novel, Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden. I love re-entering the world of geisha at this time...
PMing loveamystery for an address.
Edit 02/24/07: I'm almost 3/4 way through this book and enjoying it very much. I did receive loveamystery's mailing address. In the meantime, I'm keeping this book safe for both of you, cnfotp and loveamystery. I'll mail this book to Canada as soon as I'm done. Thanks, all, for your patience.
There was so much I loved about this book. I must add here that having previously read the novel, Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden was a good introduction to this topic.
I liked the information which was presented in a way that Westerners could not only understand, but in a gentle way, which showed the author's love and respect for the Japanese culture as well as all things related to geisha. It was so remarkable to be able to feel the inside world of a geisha through a Westerner's actual experience being one.
I loved the end of this book which left me in tears. I felt how closely the author became to her geisha "mother" and both to the world of Japan and the world of the West.
I feel I've learned so much after having read this book. I now will look at geisha with a much deeper understanding of them and how they fit into the Japanese culture.
I'm so greateful to you, cbfotp, for sharing this excellent book with me.
It's now in the mail to loveamystery in British Columbia, Canada.
PinkManager has asked to be skipped.
Cannot reach sirah.
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Mailed to rosiewhippet today by surface mail. It should take between four to six weeks to arrive. Thanks cnfotp for sharing. Enjoy!
03/09/07 - I have tried PMing lilibug twice now and not got a reply. So I am going to skip her and PM the next person. Hope this is ok.
26/09/07 - Now have an address for a participant and will get it in the post probably next week now.
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Sending onto Angelica Enjoy!
I was tidying up my bookshelves over the weekend and I found this lurking there.. would you like it back? Please PM me.