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Thursday, July 15 2010

Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth

As a small child lying awake in bed at night, Pearl grew up listening to the cries of women on the street outside calling back the spirits of their dead or dying babies. In some ways she herself was more Chinese than American.


Sunday, November 28 2010

'Pearl Buck in China' Is an Incisive Exposé of Missionary Life in China

Biographer Hilary Spurling shows how Pearl Buck was sometimes accepted by both US and Chinese cultures and sometimes by neither, and how this lifelong tension informed and motivated her writing.

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