By Kafū Nagai, Kurt Meissner, Ralph Friedrich, Shin Misho
EPUB/PDF eISBN: 9781462900756
Original ebook: 1918
Original ebook (english translation): 1963
Electronic book: 2011
Book writer: Kafu Nagai
Translators: Kurt Meissner, Ralph Friedrich
Illustrations: Shin Mishio
Geisha in contention, first released in 1918, is determined 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 an international that gives no effortless course of break out from their career. With a whole forged of shiny 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 best identified and preferred of eastern novelists through 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 first and foremost completed popularity as a author with stories of the United States 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 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, particularly between geisha, prostitutes, cabaret dancers, and different population of the city's vigorous leisure districts.
Translator Kurt Meissner, a German businessman and an enthusiastic admirer of eastern tradition, resided in Japan nearly constantly from 1906. He translated quite a few eastern literary works into his local language and was once popular for selling Japanese-German kinfolk. He used to be a private good friend 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 was once previously an editor with the Charles E. Tuttle corporation.