American anthropologist Liza Dalby is famous for being the first Western woman to have ever trained as a geisha. In this classic best seller, Liza Dalby, the first non-Japanese ever to have trained as a geisha, offers an insider’s look at the exclusive world of female. Geisha are exotic even in their homeland. At the same time, geisha are the most Japanese of Japanese. In this book, Liza Dalby examines these intriguing.
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Liza Dalby, the blue-eyed geisha
Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Women Ethnic Studies Sociology Sociology: 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.
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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Flap copy “Liza Dalby knows more about the subject than I’ll ever know, and she writes about it with grace and eloquence. Back cover copy “Liza Dalby knows more about the subject than I’ll ever know, and she writes about it with grace and eloquence. Review Text “A loving, beautifully designed tribute to one of Japan’s most tantalising traditions Geisha offers intriguing glimpses into Japanese politics, culture and history” show more.
Review quote “Liza Dalby, as the only foreigner to ever 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’ “A loving, beautifully designed tribute to one of Japan’s most tantalising traditions Geisha offers intriguing glimpses into Japanese politics, culture and history” Newsweek “The authoritative work on the geisha.
Liza Dalby, the blue-eyed geisha – Telegraph
It is filled with facts and history, shot through with insights and understanding. Her working as a geisha, her experiencing their world, is responsible for the breadth of her dxlby New York Dalyb Book Review “Elegantly balanced Geisha remains [Dalby’s] best-known work and is the bible of geisha studies to this day” Times Literary Supplement show more. About Liza Dalby Liza Dalby is an anthropologist specialising in Japanese culture and the only Westerner to have become a geisha.
She lives in California with her husband and three children.
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