Memoirs of a Geisha Reader’s GuideUploader: Mitaxe 3 years ago Subscribe 8
She meets the Chairmen of Iwamura Electric Company and falls in love with him. The book stresses how, in a country where female graduates have limited career prospects, geisha enjoy an independent lifestyle and get to mix with powerful businessmen, artists and academics. Of course the plot is interesting as well especially if, like me, you don't know anything about all the work that goes into becoming a Geisha , but without Arthur Golden 's wonderful storytelling it would have been only half as good. Even the introduction to the book a faux translator's note perpetuates the myth that Memoirs is an accurate, beautiful, in-depth reflection of the life of a geisha, when in truth it is no more that historical fiction and is written by an outsider.