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Pearl S. Buck : a cultural biography

Author: Peter J Conn
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pearl Buck was one of the most renowned, interesting, and controversial figures ever to influence American and Chinese cultural and literary history - yet she remains one of the least studied, honored, or remembered. Peter Conn's Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography sets out to reconstruct Buck's life and significance, and to restore this remarkable woman to visibility.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Pearl S Buck; Pearl S Buck; Pearl S Buck; Pearl S Buck; Pearl Sydenstriker Buck; Pearl S Buck
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Conn
ISBN: 0521560802 9780521560801
OCLC Number: 33441194
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize.
Winner of Nobel Prize for Literature.
Description: xxvi, 468 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface: Rediscovering Pearl Buck --
Missionary childhood --
New worlds --
Winds of change --
The Good Earth --
An exile's return --
The prize --
Wartime --
Losing battles --
Pearl Sydenstricker.
Responsibility: Peter Conn.
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