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Butterfly's Sisters: The Geisha in Western Culture

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November 2010

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

"In this fascinating and wide-ranging book, Yoko Kawaguchi explores the Western portrayal of Japanese women - and geishas in particular-from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. She argues that in the West, Japanese women have come to embody certain ideas about feminine sexuality, and she analyses how these ideas have been expressed in diverse art forms, ranging from fiction and opera to the visual arts and music videos." "Among the many works Kawaguchi discusses are the art criticism of Baudelaire and Huysmans, the opera Madama Butterfly, the sculptures of Rodin, the Broadway play Teahouse of the August Moon, and the international bestseller Memoirs of a Geisha. Butterfly's Sisters also examines the impact on early twentieth-century theatre, drama and dance theory of the performance styles of the actresses Madame Hanako and Sadayakko, both formerly geishas."--BOOK JACKET.

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Yoko Kawaguchi has written and lectured on many aspects of Japanese culture, including garden design, costume, and drama.

Pressestimmen

Selected as a "Choice" Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 in the Social and Behavioral Sciences category.--Choice Outstanding Academic Title"Choice" (03/12/2012)
EAN: 9780300115215
ISBN: 0300115210
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: YALE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2010
Seitenanzahl: 342 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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