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Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography

Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography

Pearl S. Buck was one of the most renowned, interesting, and controversial figures ever to influence American and Chinese cultural and literary history--and yet she remains one of the least studied, honored, or remembered. In this narrative, Conn traces the the parallel course of American and Chinese history. This "cultural biography" thus offers a dual portrait: of Buck, a figure greater than history cares to remember, and of the era she helped to shape.

A Chinese translation will be published by Nanjing University Press in 1997.

Contents: Preface: Rediscovering Pearl Buck; 1; Missionary Childhood; 2; New Worlds; 3; Winds of Change; 4; The Good Earth; 5; An Exile's Return; 6; The Prize; 7; Wartime; 8; Losing Battles; 9; Pearl Sydenstricker;

Subject: literature

1996        6 1/8 x 9 1/4        c. 496 pp.        41 halftones 2 line diagrams 1 map

Hardback        0-521-56080-2        $29.95

Source: Cambridge University Press