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Book #155 - Rivalry: A Geisha’s Tale by Kafū Nagai
Book #155 - Rivalry: A Geisha’s Tale by Kafū Nagai Picture
Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 @ 19:00
Maison Internationale des Associations, Rue des Savoises 15 · Genève, salle Steve Biko, Geneva
Originally published in 1918, Rivalry is regarded as the masterpiece of Nagai Kafū, a Japanese novelist known for his brilliant renderings of Tokyo in the early years of modern Japan.

The book begins with a chance encounter at a theatre, as Yoshioka, a successful businessman, notices a face from the past. His conversation with the beautiful Komayo is our ticket into the hidden world of the geisha.

Winner our of Japanese Aestheticism book selection, this is a compact novel, celebrated as one of the most convincing and sensually rich portraits of the Japanese courtesan profession.

LOCATION: Maison Internationale des Associations, salle Steve Biko

Presenter: Tomiji & Francesca

Starting time: 19:15 sharp

Members introduction (5-10 minutes)
Book presentation (20-30 minutes)
A brief history of the author’s life
A short summary of the book
Main ideas/themes
Group discussion (45-60 minutes), members' personal views on the book, opposing ideas, etc.
Announcement/info on next meeting (5 minutes)

Note: reading the book is not a "must" to attend the meeting, but encouraged if you want to actively participate in the discussion.

We look forward to seeing you all!

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