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

ISBN-10: 1462900755

ISBN-13: 9781462900756

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

Geisha in contention, 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 competition follows them of their look for a spot in a global that provides no effortless course of get away from their career. With an entire solid of vibrant characters taking part in out their dramas of illicit love, shady intrigue and unrelenting competition, Geisha in competition is the sordid yet interesting story of Komayo, her enthusiasts, and the ladies who conspire to scouse borrow them from her.

About the Author
Kafu Nagai (1879-1959), the best recognized and preferred of eastern novelists in the course of the first half the 20th century, had a flexible occupation as newspaper reporter, financial institution clerk, college instructor, playwright, essayist, diarist, and lecturer on woodblock prints. He at the beginning accomplished reputation as a author with stories of the USA and stories of France, items of a sojourn in a foreign country. The River Sumida and The Sneer are between his most interesting works. a wierd story from East of the River is usually considered as the masterpiece of his overdue years. His works are famous for his or her depictions of existence 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 eastern tradition, resided in Japan virtually always from 1906. He translated various eastern literary works into his local language and used to be popular for selling Japanese-German kin. He was once a private buddy of Kafu Nagai. Ralph Friedrich, his collaborator, lived in Japan from 1946. He translated jap children's books into English and authored a suite of poetry. He used to be previously an editor with the Charles E. Tuttle corporation.

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There's nothing to worry about. My danna hardly ever stays all night. " "What? If I want to spend the night out, there's no reason why I can't. . Except that there are few women as conventional as my mother. But even she wasn't always so conventional as she is now. Anyway, Koma-chan, let's meet tomorrow evening. My rehearsal tomorrow will probably be over around eight or nine o'clock. I'll come straight here from the theater. This place is all right, isn't it? " "It's all right here. You can expect me to be waiting.

Not only the storytellers' halls. It's the same way with the theater nowadays. When one stops to think about it, you are quite right. Audiences today don't care about seeing or hearing real art. Everybody says so. What people want is cheap, fast-moving entertainment with a lot of variety for the price of one admission. " "That's true. It's exactly as you say. When it's a matter of taking the time to appreciate the art of an actor or the style of a storyteller, today's patrons find it a bother.

In this so-called modern youth, there was no longer any trace of the Confucian ethics that had governed the minds of people in preceding generations. Because of this, nothing mattered to him except the final victory, the attainment of the goal that he had set for himself, and there was neither necessity nor room to question the R < 51 52 means that he took to achieve it. The guilt was not his; it was the inevitable result of the tendency of the times. Yoshioka kept a budget in which he recorded every month the number of times he went out for entertainment and the exact amount of the bill for each time.

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