By Kafū Nagai, Kurt Meissner, Ralph Friedrich, Shin Misho
EPUB/PDF eISBN: 9781462900756
Original booklet: 1918
Original ebook (english translation): 1963
Electronic book: 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 provides no effortless path of break out from their career. With an entire forged of shiny characters enjoying out their dramas of illicit love, shady intrigue and unrelenting contention, Geisha in contention is the sordid yet interesting story of Komayo, her fanatics, and the ladies who conspire to thieve them from her.
About the Author
Kafu Nagai (1879-1959), the most effective identified and most well-liked of eastern novelists through the first half the 20th century, had a flexible occupation as newspaper reporter, financial institution clerk, collage instructor, playwright, essayist, diarist, and lecturer on woodblock prints. He at the start completed repute as a author with stories of the USA and stories of France, items of a sojourn out of the country. The River Sumida and The Sneer are between his best 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, specially 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 consistently from 1906. He translated various eastern literary works into his local language and used to be renowned for selling Japanese-German kin. He was once 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 used to be previously an editor with the Charles E. Tuttle corporation.