Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha
Author: Arthur Golden
Publsiher: Vintage Books
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2000-02
ISBN: 9780099282853
Category: Geishas
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs of a Geisha Book Excerpt:

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 degredation. 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 the geisha - dancing and singing, how to wind the kimonok, how to walk and pour tea, and how to beguile the most powerful men.

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha
Author: Arthur Golden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780770429966
Category: Geishas
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs of a Geisha Book Excerpt:

"Captivating, minutely imagined . . . a novel that refuses to stay shut" ("Newsweek"), "Memoirs of a Geisha" is now released in a movie tie-in edition.

Sensational Knowledge

Sensational Knowledge
Author: Tomie Hahn
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2007-05-07
ISBN: 9780819568359
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensational Knowledge Book Excerpt:

DVD contains: Examples of performances.

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009
Author: Roger Ebert
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2009-06-15
ISBN: 0740792164
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009 Book Excerpt:

Nobody has been more important in telling Americans why we should love film than Roger Ebert. --Michael Shamberg, Editor and Publisher Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 650 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, film festival reports, and Q and As from Questions for the Movie Answer Man. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 collects more than two years' worth of his engaging film critiques. From Bee Movie to Darfur Now to No Country for Old Men, and from Juno to Persepolis to La Vie en Rose, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 includes every review Ebert has written from January 2006 to June 2008. Also included in the Yearbook, which boasts 65 percent new content, are: * Interviews with newsmakers, such as Juno director Jason Reitman and Jerry Seinfeld, a touching tribute to Deborah Kerr, and an emotional letter of appreciation to Werner Herzog. * Essays on film issues, and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year. * Daily film festival reports from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. * All-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns.

Four Eternal Women

Four Eternal Women
Author: Mary Dian Molton,Lucy Anne Sikes
Publsiher: Fisher King Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1926715314
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Four Eternal Women Book Excerpt:

Toni Wolff was at first the patient, and later the friend, mistress for a time, long-term colleague and personal analyst of Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Jung. In addition to her work as the founder, leader and teacher for the Psychological Society in Z rich which led to the establishment of the world-renowned C.G. Jung Institute in Z rich/K snacht, she published a seminal but little known work called "Structural Forms of the Feminine Psyche" ("Der Psychologie," Berne, 1951). This treatise, certainly one of the first studies in Analytical Psychology, has been the subject of the authors' investigation, attention, research and study for the past twelve years. Toni Wolff's original outline of her four archetypes barely filled fifteen pages of the journal, and was written in the academic style of professional publications of that period, sans illustration or commentary. While Wolff's work has been mentioned in short form in the work of several writers, Four Eternal Women is the first full and serious archetypal delineation of her original thesis, and examines each of her four feminine archetypes from several perspectives: Wolff's Own Words; An Overview of History and Myth; Familiar Characteristics; Lesser-Known (Shadow) Possibilities; Career Inclinations; Relationships to Men; Relationships to Children; Relationships to Each of the Other Types; The tension of the opposites set up by Wolff's own diagrammatic representation of these archetypes provided an additional dynamic to this study. Those who have followed Jung's individuation path will recognize aspects of Jung's 'Transcendent Function.' All readers may well become personally sensitized to discover their own type preferences, and how some aspects of shadow may be present in their 'opposite' partner.

The Courtesan s Arts

The Courtesan s Arts
Author: Martha Feldman,Bonnie Gordon
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2006-03-23
ISBN: 9780195170290
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courtesan s Arts Book Excerpt:

Courtesans, hetaeras, tawaif-s, ji-s--these women have exchanged artistic graces, elevated conversation, and sexual favors with male patrons throughout history and around the world. In Ming dynasty China and early modern Italy, exchange was made through poetry, speech, and music; in pre-colonial India through magic, music, chemistry, and other arts. Yet like the art of courtesanry itself, those arts have often thrived outside present-day canons and modes of transmission, and have mostly vanished without trace.The Courtesan's Arts delves into this hidden legacy, while touching on its equivocal relationship to geisha. At once interdisciplinary, empirical, and theoretical, the book is the first to ask how arts have figured in the survival or demise of courtesan cultures by juxtaposing research from different fields. Among cases studied by writers on classics, ethnomusicology, anthropology, and various histories of art, music, literature, and political culture are Ming dynasty China, twentieth-century Korea, Edo and modern Japan, ancient Greece, early modern Italy, and India, past and present. Refusing a universal model, the authors nevertheless share a perception that courtesans hover in the crevices of space, time, and practice--between gifts and money, courts and cities, subtlety and flamboyance, feminine allure and masculine power, as wifely surrogates but keepers of culture. What most binds them to their arts in our post-industrialized world of global services and commodities, they find, is courtesans' fragility, as their cultures, once vital to civilizations founded in leisure and pleasure, are now largely forgotten, transforming courtesans into national icons or historical curiosities, or reducing them to prostitution.

The Chinese Exotic

The Chinese Exotic
Author: Olivia Khoo
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2007-10-01
ISBN: 9789622098794
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chinese Exotic Book Excerpt:

With great sensitivity and originality, Olivia Khoo shows us how to read popular films, female movie stars, quotidian cultural artifacts, novels, and other 'Chinese exotic'phenomena in contemporary global circulation."--Rey Chow, Brown UniversityOlivia Khoo is a lecturer in film studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Screening Difference

Screening Difference
Author: Jaap van Ginneken
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780742555846
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screening Difference Book Excerpt:

Looking at orientations in casting, make-up, sets, props, lighting, camera movements, music, and language, this book follows the genres, from animated cartoons to romantic movies. It tracks the stories to their origins and dissects their hidden messages.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg
Author: Steven Spielberg
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781578061136
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steven Spielberg Book Excerpt:

Reveals the ambitious drive of the movie producer and director, including his continuous fear of failure and need for approval, and discusses the themes and issues addressed in his films.

Decoding International Law

Decoding International Law
Author: Susan Tiefenbrun
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 589
Release: 2010-05-06
ISBN: 0195385772
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decoding International Law Book Excerpt:

Violations of international law and human rights laws are the plague of the 20th and 21st centuries. People's inhumanity to people escalates as wars proliferate and respect for human rights and the laws of war diminish. Decoding International Law analyses international law as represented artfully in the humanities.

The Gei of Geisha Music Identity and Meaning

The Gei of Geisha  Music  Identity and Meaning
Author: KellyM. Foreman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351544098
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gei of Geisha Music Identity and Meaning Book Excerpt:

The Japanese geisha is an international icon, known almost universally as a symbol of traditional Japan. Numerous books exist on the topic, yet this is the first to focus on the 'gei' of geisha - the art that constitutes their title (gei translates as fine art, sha refers to person). Kelly M. Foreman brings together ethnomusicological field research, including studying and performing the shamisen among geisha in Tokyo, with historical research. The book elaborates how musical art is an essential part of the identity of the Japanese geisha rather than a secondary feature, and locates current practice within a tradition of two and half centuries. The book opens by deconstructing the idea of 'geisha' as it functions in Western societies in order to understand why gei has been, and continues to be, neglected in geisha studies. Subsequent chapters detail the myriad musical genres and traditions with which geisha have been involved during their artistic history, as well as their position within the traditional arts society. Considering the current situation more closely, the final chapters explore actual dedication to art today by geisha, and analyse how they create impromptu performances at evening banquets. An important issue here is geisha-patron artistic collaboration, which leads to consideration of what Foreman argues to be the unique and essential nexus of identity, eroticism and aesthetics within the geisha world.

Handbook of Spanish English Translation

Handbook of Spanish English Translation
Author: Lucia V. Aranda
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780761837305
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Spanish English Translation Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Spanish-English Translation is a lively and accessible book for students interested in translation studies and Spanish. This book details the growth of translation studies from Cicero to postcolonial interpretations of translation as rewriting. It examines through examples the main issues involved in translation and interpretation, such as text types, register, interference, equivalence, and untranslatability. The chapters on interpretation and audiovisual translation and the comparative analysis of Spanish and English are especially significant. The second part of the book offers a rich compilation of diverse Spanish and English texts (academic, literary, and government writings, comic strips, brochures, movie scripts, and newspapers) and their published translations, each with a brief introduction by Professor Aranda.

Memorias de una geisha

Memorias de una geisha
Author: Arthur Golden
Publsiher: Random House of Canada
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780307275318
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memorias de una geisha Book Excerpt:

Una sensación literaria y bestseller internacional presenta con perfecta autenticidad y exquisito lirismo las fieles confesiones de una de las geishas m‡s famosas de Japón. EnMemorias de una geishaentramos 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 desde–ado como una mera ilusión. Es una obra de ficción única y triunfal– al mismo tiempo romántica, erótica y de suspenso –absolutamente inolvidable.

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha
Author: Arthur Golden
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-12-02
ISBN: 140701966X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs of a Geisha Book Excerpt:

A seductive and evocative epic told on an intimate scale. Summoning up more than twenty years of Japan's most dramatic history, Memoirs of a Geisha 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. Telling her story many years later from the Waldorf Astoria in New York, each page 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. 'An epic tale and a brutal evocation of a disappearing world' The Times

After Orientalism

After Orientalism
Author: Inge E. Boer
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9789042009493
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Orientalism Book Excerpt:

How does Edward Said's Orientalism speak to us today? What relevance did and does it have politically and intellectually? How and in what modes doesOrientalism engage with new, intersecting fields of inquiry?At the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary ofOrientalism these questions shape the essays collected in the present volume. The “after” of the title does not only guide the contributions in a look on past discussions, but specifically points at future research as well.Orientalism's critical entanglements are thus connected to productive looks; these productive looks make us read differently, but only after we recognize our struggle with the dominant notions that we live by, that divide and unite us. More specifically, this volume addresses three fields of research enabling productive looks: visual culture; the body, sexuality and the performative; and national identities, modernity and gender. All articles, weaving delicate, new analytical and theoretical textures, maintain vital links with at least two of the fields mentioned. Orientalism's role as a cultural catalyst is gauged in the analysis of materials such as Iranian film, 16th and 17th century Venetian representations of “the Turk,” Barthes' take on Japanese culture, modern Arab travel narratives, Palestinian popular culture, photography on and of the Maghreb, Japanese queer and gay culture, the 19th centuryIllustrated London News, theories on migration and exile, postcolonial cinema, and Hanan al-Shaykh's and Mai Ghoussoub's writing on civil war in Lebanon.Authors include: Karina Eileraas, Belgin Turan Özkaya, Joshua Paul Dale, John Potvin, Mark McLelland, Tina Sherwell, Nasrin Rahimieh, Stephen Morton, Anastasia Vallasopoulos, Suha Kudsieh and Kate McInturff.

Media cultural Studies

Media cultural Studies
Author: Rhonda Hammer,Douglas Kellner
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780820495262
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media cultural Studies Book Excerpt:

This anthology is designed to assist teachers and students in learning how to better understand and interpret our common culture and everyday life. With a focus on contemporary media, consumer, and digital culture, this book combines classic and original writings by both leading and rising scholars in the field. The chapters present key theories, concepts, and methodologies of critical cultural and media studies, as well as cutting-edge research into new media. Sections on teaching media/cultural studies and concrete case studies provide practical examples that illuminate contemporary culture, ranging from new forms of digital media and consumer culture to artifacts from TV and film, including Barbie and Big Macs, soap operas, Talk TV, Facebook, and YouTube. The lively articles show that media/cultural studies is an exciting and relevant arena, and this text should enable students and citizens to become informed readers and critics of their culture and society.

Geisha

Geisha
Author: Mineko Iwasaki
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2003-09
ISBN: 9780743444293
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geisha Book Excerpt:

A Kyoto geisha describes her initiation into an okiya at the age of four, the intricate training that made up most of her education, her successful career, and the traditions surrounding the geisha culture. Reprint.

Transnational Asian Identities in Pan Pacific Cinemas

Transnational Asian Identities in Pan Pacific Cinemas
Author: Philippa Gates,Lisa Funnell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN: 1136591567
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational Asian Identities in Pan Pacific Cinemas Book Excerpt:

This collection examines the exchange of Asian identities taking place at the levels of both film production and film reception amongst pan-Pacific cinemas. The authors consider, on the one hand, texts that exhibit what Mette Hjort refers to as, "marked transnationality," and on the other, the polysemic nature of transnational film texts by examining the release and reception of these films. The topics explored in this collection include the innovation of Hollywood generic formulas into 1950's and 1960's Hong Kong and Japanese films; the examination of Thai and Japanese raced and gendered identity in Asian and American films; the reception of Hollywood films in pre-1949 China and millennial Japan; the production and performance of Asian adoptee identity and subjectivity; the political implications and interpretations of migrating Chinese female stars; and the production and reception of pan-Pacific co-productions. .

Asian American Fiction History and Life Writing

Asian American Fiction  History and Life Writing
Author: Helena Grice
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN: 1136604855
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian American Fiction History and Life Writing Book Excerpt:

The last ten years have witnessed an enormous growth in American interest in Asia and Asian/American history. In particular, a set of key Asian historical moments have recently become the subject of intense American cultural scrutiny, namely China’s Cultural Revolution and its aftermath; the Korean American war and its legacy; the era of Japanese geisha culture and its subsequent decline; and China’s one-child policy and the rise of transracial, international adoption in its wake. Grice examines and accounts for this cultural and literary preoccupation, exploring the corresponding historical-political situations that have both circumscribed and enabled greater cultural and political contact between Asia and America.

Romancing the East

Romancing the East
Author: Jerry Hopkins
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-03-26
ISBN: 1462911870
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Romancing the East Book Excerpt:

Profiling individual, legendary authors, best-selling author Jerry Hopkins combines his research and his own experiences as a longtime expatriate with an intimate knowledge of Asia and offers us a unique perspective on the impact of Eastern culture in Western literature. From the time of Marco Polo's trek across the Central Asian desert to the empire of the mighty Kahn, no other place on earth, not the languid South Pacific or even deepest, darkest Africa has so challenged and enchanted the Western imagination as have the fabled lands of the East! However soaked in blood its history and no matter how unsettling its social conditions and poverty, Asia has never lost its irresistible attraction or mystic. It has long been an inspiration for Western novelists, so much so that more than 5000 novels have been set in Asia in the English language alone. Storied names like Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, Pearl S. Buck, George Orwell, Graham Greene, E.M. Forster and many more have used their experiences in Asia as a vibrant backdrop for some of the world's most famous works of literature.