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Arthur Golden
Arthur Golden was born and brought up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a 1978 graduate of Harvard College with a degree in art history, specialising in Japanese art. In 1980 he earned an MA in Japanese history from Columbia where he also learned Mandarin Chinese. In 1988 he received an MA in... show more

Arthur Golden was born and brought up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a 1978 graduate of Harvard College with a degree in art history, specialising in Japanese art. In 1980 he earned an MA in Japanese history from Columbia where he also learned Mandarin Chinese. In 1988 he received an MA in English from Boston. He has lived and worked in Japan, but now lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife and children.
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Birth date: December 06, 1956
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CalT
CalT rated it 3 years ago
Reading other reviews I had expected more of this book but it just didn't grab me in the same way as some of the author's earlier works. I found the face too slow and plot development somewhat predictable.
Incomplete Tales
Incomplete Tales rated it 4 years ago
I have no idea how to begin this review, nothing I can possibly say will adequately measure how beautifully enchanting the writing was. Without looking at the context and any possible controversies surrounding how this book came to be, I thought this novel was a mesmerizing read from start to finish...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 4 years ago
Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #2: A book set in a different continentThe more historical fiction I read, the more I wonder whether it's just not the genre for me, even though I like history and the ability to travel "back in time" through reading.But despite all the accolades this book has ...
LindaLeest
LindaLeest rated it 4 years ago
I completely fell in love with this book.The writingstyle is so beautiful and the details are so lifelike, that it really feels like you're in Japan, into the lives of the geishas and their culture and traditions.The protagonist Chiyo (later Sayuri) is such a loveable character, and I immediatly bec...
Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it 4 years ago
Phew, it's nice to cross off a title that's been on your TBR list for ages and ages. I can certainly understand and appreciate the critical and commercial acclaim for this one... but I feel like I should confess that it wasn't my personal favorite. I'm not sure quite why, other than it just didn't f...
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