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Pearl Buck in China

Hilary Spurling

Pearl Buck in China

journey to The good earth

by Hilary Spurling

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English


About the Edition

An engrossing biography of Buck, a woman whose fascinating life gave her a unique outlook on the plight of women and the suffering of China"s rural poor.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-286) and index.

StatementHilary Spurling
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3503.U198 Z845 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 304 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24478503M
ISBN 101416540423, 143918044X
ISBN 109781416540427, 9781439180440
LC Control Number2010007712
OCLC/WorldCa464593115

Pearl S. Buck, an American-born writer who was raised in China and continues to live and teach there with her husband, reflects on the social and cultural changes transforming China's young people.   Pearl Buck in China: Journey to The Good Earth by Hilary Spurling. Click here for the lowest price! Hardcover, , Book Edition: 1st.

Pearl S. Buck was born in in Hillsboro, West Virginia. Her father, Absalom Sydenstricker, was a Presbyterian missionary stationed in the small town of Chinkiang, outside Nanking. Consequently, Buck arrived in China when she was five months old. Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, - Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker was born on J , in Hillsboro, West Virginia. Her parents, Absalom and Caroline Sydenstricker, were Southern Presbyterian missionaries, stationed in China. Pearl was the fourth of seven children (and one of only three who would survive to adulthood). She was born when.

Pearl S. Buck, Writer: The Big Wave. Daughter of Christian missionaries, Pearl Buck was reared and educated in China. She received her university education in America but returned to China in the mids. She became a university instructor and writer, eventually authoring novels about China, some of which were turned into Hollywood films, including The Good Earth () and Dragon. Writer Pearl Buck came by her in-depth knowledge of China from first-hand experience. Born in the United States, she was brought to China as an infant by her Protestant missionary parents. The author of more than 40 novels and numerous short stories and works of non-fiction, Buck is best-remembered for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Good.


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The parallel between her first marriage and her parent's marriage was noted and reasons for her divorce were made evident. As a modern woman, she was not trapped in a marriage to a workaholic husband as her mother had by: 8. Pearl Buck, the daughter of missionary parents, was born in the US on Jbut grew up in China (Chinese was her first language and she thought she was Chinese until she was eight years old) among bandits, beggars, lepers, typhoons, floods, rebellions, famine, sinister mobs, and marauding soldiers/5.

About The Book One of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary Americans, Pearl Buck was the first person to make China accessible to the West. She recreated the lives of ordinary Chinese people in Pearl Buck in China book Good Earth, an overnight worldwide bestseller inlater a blockbuster ed on: J Pearl Buck In China by Hilary Spurling.

She recreated the lives of ordinary Chinese people in The Good Earth, an overnight worldwide bestseller inlater a blockbuster movie.

Buck went on to become the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Weaving a colorful tapestry of Pearl Buck's life () with strands of Chinese history and literature, Spurling, winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Prize for Matisse the Master—vividly correlates Buck's experiences of China's turbulent times to her novels/5(38).

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Reading “Pearl Buck in China,” I often wished Ms. Spurling had a stronger, more angular critical voice. If her book were a dumpling, it would be steamed rather than fried.

Much from those trips would, Spurling notes in “Pearl Buck in China,” “be absorbed and distilled a decade later in the magical opening sequence of ‘The Good Earth.’.

Pearl of China is a fictionalized account of the life of Pearl Buck as told by her best friend, Willow Yee. From Buck's childhood as a missionary's daughter in China to her life in America during Mao's Great Leap Forward, we see Buck's life through Willow's eyes and, as a result, what her work meant to the Chinese people/5.

The author of the much honored two-volume biography of Henri Matisse unearths the life and work of the Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner Pearl Buck, whose novels in the 's and 40's were the first written for a Western audience to describe ordinary life in.

Pearl S. Buck was at her best writing about China and its people on the subject of and its pains. In this short novel she weighs her love for China against Japan. the outcome is predictable/5(35). Peony is a novel by Pearl S.

Buck first published in It is a story of China's Kaifeng Jews. Book Overview One of the twentieth century s most extraordinary Americans, Pearl Buck was the first person to make China accessible to the West.

She recreated the lives of ordinary Chinese people in The Good Earth, an overnight worldwide bestseller inlater a blockbuster by: 8. “ Pearl Buck in China is one of those exceedingly rare biographies where the reader senses the most powerful connection between author and subject, enabling remarkably sensitive understanding and insight.” — San Francisco Chronicle “Ms.

Spurling is an exquisite writer, and Pearl Buck in China is beautifully paced.”. PEARL BUCK IN CHINA: JOURNEY TO THE GOOD EARTH. By Hilary Spurling. Simon & Schuster, $27, pages, illustrated. When Richard Nixon decided to make his historic visit to Chinainthe aged. Brief Summary of Book: Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth by Hilary Spurling Here is a quick description and cover image of book Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth written by Hilary Spurling which was published in Pearl S.

Buck (–) was an American author of literary fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. She won the Pulitzer Prize and the William Dean Howells Medal for her novel The Good Earth. Pearl was the daughter of American missionaries and spent much of her early life in China, which is where she set the majority of her novels and wrote about in non-fiction books.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (born J in Hillsboro, West Virginia) was an important and much lauded American writer, famous for her depictions of China and Chinese culture, which earned her a Pulitzer Prize in for the novel The Good Earth and the first Nobel Prize awarded to an American woman for Literature in "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for.

The book was the Western world’s first accurate representation of life in China. Mrs. Buck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for “notable works which pave the way to a human sympathy passing over widely separated racial boundaries”.

Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth Hilary Spurling, Simon & Schuster pp. ISBN Summary She recreated the lives of ordinary Chinese people in The Good Earth, an overnight worldwide bestseller inlater a blockbuster went on to become the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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