Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography by Peter ConnPearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography by Peter Conn

Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography

byPeter Conn

Paperback | January 28, 1998

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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 richly illustrated and meticulously crafted narrative, Conn recounts Buck's life in absorbing detail, tracing 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.
Title:Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural BiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:500 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:January 28, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521639891

ISBN - 13:9780521639897

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Table of 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.

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Tracing the parallel course of American and Chinese history, Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography takes a close look at one of the most renowned, fascinating and controversial figures ever to influence American and Chinese cultural and literary history. Peter Conn recounts Buck’s life in absorbing detail, offering a dual portrait of a figure greater than history cares to remember and of the era she helped to shape.

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"Meticulously researched, well-written, thorough and fair in its assessment of one of the most popular American writers of the century, this scholarly treatise is more than a biography, It is a cultural history of East-West relations." Reese Danley-Kilgo, Huntsville, AL Times