June 28, 2011
June 28, 2011
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.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Historical, Literary
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography
- Subgenre: Literary, Historical
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Hilary Spurling
- Online Item #: 13454384
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-9842
- ISBN: 9781416540434
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported