1579Re: [SCA-JML] OOP -- Memoirs of a Geisha
- Aug 1, 2000OK, OK, so I don't have the best eye when choosing reading matter. I still like the book, no matter how accurate it is. But I've got the one you recommend by Dalby on my "to buy" list also.
Barbara Nostrand wrote:
I know! I posted a recommendation for this book when I bought it a couple--
of weeks ago. Since then, I finished reading it, and I still recommend it.
For those of you not familiar with Dalby. She is the famous anthropologist
who studied Geisha several decades ago. She is still probably the only
Westerner to study being a geisha. According to the dust jacket of Dalby's
book, she was hired as a technical consultant for the film version of
Memoire of a Geisha. If the director pays attention to her, the movie
could easily be better than the book version.
Now for one of the reasons that I went barf when reading the front matter
of Memoire of a Geisha. The author of that book dissed Dalby. He says that
he consulted her when writing and early manuscript, but later met a real
Geisha and threw out all that he had written. Yack! Yack! Yack! I am not
convinced that he ever met a Geisha (except for possibly Dalby). I am
confident that Dalby met dozens.
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