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Burying the bones : Pearl Buck in China

Author: Hilary Spurling
Publisher: London : Profile, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pearl Buck was raised in China by her American parents, Presbyterian missionaries from Virginia. Blonde and blue-eyed she looked startlingly foreign, but felt as at home as her Chinese companions. She ran free on the grave-littered grasslands behind her house, often stumbling across the tiny bones of baby girls who had been suffocated at birth. Buck's father was a terrifying figure, with a maniacal zeal for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Pearl S Buck; Pearl Sydenstricker Buck; Pearl S Buck
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Spurling
ISBN: 9781861978288 1861978286
OCLC Number: 441147899
Awards: Winner of James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize: Biography 2011.
Description: xii, 340 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Family of ghosts --
Mental bifocals --
The spirit and the flesh --
Inside the doll's house --
Thinking in Chinese --
In the mirror of her fiction --
The stink of condescension --
Paper people.
Responsibility: Hilary Spurling.

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Pearl Buck, one of the bestselling Nobel Prize winning novelist, was raised in China by her American parents, Presbyterian missionaries from Virginia. Blonde and blue-eyed she looked startlingly  Read more...

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