Geisha in Rivalry

By Kafū Nagai, Kurt Meissner, Ralph Friedrich, Shin Misho

EPUB/PDF eISBN: 9781462900756
Original e-book: 1918
Original book (english translation): 1963
Electronic booklet: 2011
Book writer: Kafu Nagai
Translators: Kurt Meissner, Ralph Friedrich
Illustrations: Shin Mishio

Geisha in competition, first released in 1918, is decided opposed to the backdrop of Tokyo's Shimbashi geisha district. the tale of 3 geisha, imperious Rikiji, gaudy Kikuchiyo, and the nalve heroine Komayo, Geisha in contention follows them of their look for a spot in a global that gives no effortless course of break out from their occupation. With a whole forged of bright characters taking part in out their dramas of illicit love, shady intrigue and unrelenting competition, Geisha in contention is the sordid yet attention-grabbing story of Komayo, her enthusiasts, and the ladies who conspire to scouse borrow them from her.

About the Author
Kafu Nagai (1879-1959), the most effective identified and most well liked of jap novelists in the course of the first half the 20th century, had a flexible profession as newspaper reporter, financial institution clerk, college instructor, playwright, essayist, diarist, and lecturer on woodblock prints. He at first completed repute as a author with stories of the US and stories of France, items of a sojourn overseas. The River Sumida and The Sneer are between his best works. a wierd story from East of the River is mostly considered as the masterpiece of his past due years. His works are famous for his or her depictions of lifestyles in early twentieth-century Tokyo, in particular between geisha, prostitutes, cabaret dancers, and different population of the city's full of life leisure districts.

Translator Kurt Meissner, a German businessman and an enthusiastic admirer of jap tradition, resided in Japan virtually regularly from 1906. He translated various eastern literary works into his local language and used to be renowned for selling Japanese-German family members. He was once a private pal of Kafu Nagai. Ralph Friedrich, his collaborator, lived in Japan from 1946. He translated jap children's books into English and authored a set of poetry. He used to be previously an editor with the Charles E. Tuttle corporation.

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