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Pearl buck in china journey to the good earth
Pearl buck in china journey to the good earth
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Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth-Spurling

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Hardcover

Category:

Biography & Memoir

Author:

HILARY SPURLING

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40892693

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Synopsis Despite winning a Pulitzer and Nobel prize and writing 39 novels--many of them runaway bestsellers--Pearl Buck's literary reputation has dwindled considerably since her death in 1973. Hilary Spurling (MATISSE THE MASTER) seeks to remedy that with her engrossing biography of Buck, a woman whose fascinating life gave her a unique outlook on issues of social justice and multi-culturalism. The daughter of a fanatical missionary father who neglected his long-suffering wife, Buck was raised in a China where dogs could be seen eating abandoned female babies. After suffering through an abusive marriage of her own to an American industrialist, Buck became highly sensitive to both the plight of women and the suffering of China's rural poor. These would become the topics of her popular fictions, including THE GOOD EARTH--which became an international sensation. Forced to flee China after the rise of Communism, Buck lived an uneasy existence as a wealthy celebrity author in an America she never fully could call home. PEARL BUCK IN CHINA is a compelling tale of a pioneering and idealistic woman whose life and writing deserve greater attention. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2010. Size Length: 288 pages Height: 9.8 in. Width: 6.8 in. Thickness: 1.2 in. Weight: 18.4 oz. Publisher's Note "The Whitbread Book of the Year-winning author of Industry reviews "Weaving a colorful tapestry of Pearl Buck's life with strands of Chinese history and literature, Spurling...vividly correlates Buck's experiences of China's turbulent times to her novels." (starred review) (04/26/2010) "Boldly conceived and magnificently written, [PEARL BUCK IN CHINA] should repair Buck's literary fortunes and restore her to the pantheon of feminist heroines....Original, enlightening, and with a narrative as thrilling as an epic film, [PEARL BUCK IN CHINA] is a triumphant landmark in the development of creative biography." (03/01/2010) "[Spurling] has fashioned an extraordinary portrait, rich in detail, ambitious in scope, with a vast historical backdrop that informs but never overwhelms its remarkable subject." (07/04/2010) "Spurling's book is called PEARL BUCK IN CHINA, and after reading it, I've been motivated to dust off my junior high copy of THE GOOD EARTH and move it to the top of my 'must read again someday; pile....Spurling...succeeds in making Buck herself a compelling figure, transforming her from dreary 'lady author' into woman warrior." (07/01/2010) "Ms. Spurling...approaches Buck's life the way an art restorer approaches a serious but neglected painting. She clears away decades' worth of grime, repairs some buckling, smoothes out a bit of flaking craquelure. The resulting portrait is a complicated one, but it has an absorbing glow....It's a good story, easily as curious as any Buck herself put to paper." (06/08/2010) List Price: 27.00. To see my book store with over 1,700 books, magazines, and other items, visit The Book Market: To see my vintage and retro clothing: The Vintage Closet: My store has many adult and children's books, both new and old, hardcover and softcover, fiction and nonfiction. Check out my store for your favorite titles along with the hard-to-find books. I have some homeschooling books also. Let me know if you are looking for a special book. Chances are that I have it! I offer combined shipping!
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