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Pearl Buck in China : journey to The good earth

Author: Hilary Spurling
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Pearl S Buck; Pearl S Buck; Pearl S Buck; Pearl S Buck; Pearl Sydenstricker Buck; Pearl S Buck; Pearl S Buck
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Spurling
ISBN: 9781416540427 1416540423
OCLC Number: 464593115
Awards: James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography, 2010.
Description: xii, 304 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 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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The much honored biographer unearths the life and work of Nobel Prize winner Pearl Buck, whose novels captured ordinary life in China.  Read more...

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