Liza Dalby Bibliography Apa

 

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G

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I

S

H

A

LIZA

CRIHFIELD

DALBY

Geisha

are

exotic

even

intheir

homeland.

At

the

same

time,geisha

are

the

most

Japa-

nese

of

Japanese.

In

this

book,

Liza

Dalby

examines

these

intriguing

women,

practi-

tioners

of

the

classical

arts

of

music

and

dance

andunmarried

companions

to

theJapa-nese

male

elite.

The

profession

was

born

in

the

licensed

demimonde

ofeighteenth-centuryJapan,

where

geisha

were

originally

entertainersto

the

high-ranked

prostitutes

and

their

customers.

As

their

popularity

grew,

geishagradually

became

society's

fashion

arbiters,

and

their

sophisticated

style

had

a

great

im-

pact

on

the

arts,

music,

and

literature

of

nineteenth-century

Japan.

Today

an

air

of

paradox

clings

to

geisha.

They

are

trained

in

therespected

arts

of

classical

music

and

dance.

Yetbecausethey

take

lovers

rather

than

marry,

a

middle-class

girl

who

chooses

the

professioncauses

great

parental

dismay.

It

is

an

unusual

Japanese

girl

who

selectsthis

disciplined,

glamorous,

recherche

way

of

life

today.

A

glimpse

of

an

alabaster

nape

disappear-

ing

behind

the

hood

of

a

fragile

ricksha

is

a

rare

sight

in

modern

Japan.

Nevertheless

With its fascinating story of characters caught up in a world they themselves don't understand, Hidden Buddhas may well be Liza Dalby's best work yet. Besides taking us on a journey through little-known corners of Japan, it offers us an engaging and believable portrait of people driven to do things they may not have imagined." --Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha

According to esoteric Buddhist theology, the world is suffering through a final corrupt era. Many in Japan believe that after the world ends, the Buddha of the Future will appear and bring about a new age of enlightenment. Hundreds of temples in Japan are known to keep mysterious hidden buddhas secreted away except on rare designated viewing days. Are they being protected, or are they protecting the world?

From these ancient notions of doom and rebirth comes a startling new novel by the acclaimed author of Geisha and The Tale of Murasaki. Hidden Buddhas: A Novel of Karma and Chaos explores the karmic connections between Japanese fashion, pilgrimage, dying honeybees, bad girls with cell phones, murder by blowfish, and the Buddhist apocalypse. Something of a Buddhist Da Vinci Code, Hidden Buddhas travels through time to expose a mystery you will never forget."

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