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"This time all the historical details and things were right. But I'd written it again in third person, and people found it dry. I decided to throw that one away." -- Arthur Golden
Arthur Golden (born 1956) is an American writer. He is the author of the bestselling novel Memoirs of a Geisha (1997).

Golden is a member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family (owners of the New York Times). He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, grew up on Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and attended Lookout Mountain Elementary School in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. He spent his middle and high school years at the Baylor School (then a boys-only school for day and boarding students) in Chattanooga, graduating in 1974. He attended Harvard University and received a degree in art history, specializing in Japanese art. In 1980, he earned an M.A. in Japanese history at Columbia University, and also learned Mandarin Chinese. After a summer at Peking University in Beijing, China, he worked in Tokyo. When he returned to the United States, he earned an M.A. in English at Boston University. He currently lives in Brookline, Massachusetts. He has a son (Hays Golden) and a daughter (Tess Golden) who recently graduated from Brown University.

After its release in 1997, Memoirs of a Geisha spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list. It has sold more than four million copies in English and has been translated into thirty-two languages around the world.

The novel Memoirs of a Geisha was written over a 10-year period during which Golden rewrote the entire novel three times, changing the point of view before finally settling on the first person viewpoint of Sayuri. Interviews with a number of geisha, including Mineko Iwasaki, provided background information about the world of the geisha.

After the Japanese edition of Memoirs of a Geisha was published, Golden was sued for breach of contract and defamation of character by Iwasaki. The plaintiff claimed that Golden had agreed to protect her anonymity, if she told him about her life as a geisha due to the traditional code of silence about their clients. Iwasaki sued Golden for breach of contract and defamation of character in 2001. The lawsuit was settled out of court in February 2003.

In 2005, Memoirs of a Geisha was made into a feature film starring Ziyi Zhang and Ken Watanabe, and directed by Rob Marshall, garnering three Academy Awards.

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Total Books: 74
Memoirs of a Geisha
2008 - Memoirs of a Geisha [Vintage International] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781435288041
ISBN-10: 1435288041
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Leaves of Grass A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems Volume I Poems 1855-1856
2008 - Leaves of Grass a Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems Volume I Poems 1855-1856 [The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780814794425
ISBN-10: 0814794424
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Leaves of Grass A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems Volume II Poems 1860-1867
2008 - Leaves of Grass a Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems Volume II Poems 1860-1867 [The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780814794432
ISBN-10: 0814794432
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Leaves of Grass A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems Volume III Poems 1870-1891
2008 - Leaves of Grass a Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems Volume III Poems 1870-1891 [The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780814794449
ISBN-10: 0814794440
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Leaves of Grass A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems Volumes I-III
2008 - Leaves of Grass a Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems Volumes I-iii [Collected Writings of Walt Whitman] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780814794456
ISBN-10: 0814794459
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Die Geisha
2006 - Die Geisha (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783442735228
ISBN-10: 344273522X
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Memorias de una Geisha   Una novela
2005 - Memorias De Una Geisha Una Novela [MTI - Vintage Espanol] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780307275301
ISBN-10: 0307275302
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 5

Memoirs of a Geisha
2005 - Memoirs of a Geisha (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781400096893
ISBN-10: 1400096898
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 895

Memoirs of a Geisha
2005 - Memoirs of a Geisha (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307275165
ISBN-10: 0307275167
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 529

Memorias de una geisha  Una Novela
2005 - Memorias De Una Geisha Una Novela [Vintage Espanol] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780307275318
ISBN-10: 0307275310
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 2

Alpmann-Cards BGB AT
2005 - Alpmann-cards Bgb At (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783894767723
ISBN-10: 3894767723
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Oriental Collection Empire of the Sun Memoirs of a Geisha Seven Years in Tibet
Memorias De Una Geisha
2001 - Memorias De Una Geisha (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788466302791
ISBN-10: 8466302794
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Memoirs of a Geisha
1999 - Memoirs of a Geisha (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375408335
ISBN-10: 0375408339
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 34

Geisha
1999 - Geisha (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782709619387
ISBN-10: 2709619385
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Memoirs of a Geisha
1999 - Memoirs of a Geisha (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780679781585
ISBN-10: 0679781587
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 2666

Memorias de una geisha
1999 - Memorias De Una Geisha (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789681905842
ISBN-10: 9681905849
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2

Mujer En Guerra
1998 - Mujer En Guerra [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788403598508
ISBN-10: 8403598505
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Memoirs of a Geisha
1998 - Memoirs of a Geisha (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780099771517
ISBN-10: 0099771519
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 50

Memoirs of a Geisha
1998 - Memoirs of a Geisha (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780001055285
ISBN-10: 0001055283
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6

Memorie di una Geisha
1998 - Memorie Di Una Geisha (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788830414686
ISBN-10: 8830414689
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1997 - Memoirs of a Geisha [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Memorias De Una Geisha / Memoirs of a Geisha [Punto de Lectura - Spanish Edition] (Other)Paperback
Wyznania Gejszy [Polish Language] (Paperback)
Yi Ji Hui Yi Lu in Traditional Chinese Edition [Memoirs of a geisha in traditional Chinese Version] (Hardcover)