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by Peter Conn
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.
Peter Conn's Pearl S. 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.
Drawing on his academic training in American Studies, he sets the events of her life against a rich background of Chinese and American political and social history. His richly detailed and informative book should do much to encourage the reassessment of the life of this remarkable woman.
Peter Conn, in his biography of Buck, argues that despite the accolades awarded to her, Buck's contribution to literature has been mostly forgotten or deliberately ignored by America's cultural gatekeepers. Kang Liao argues that Buck played a "pioneering role in demythologizing China and the Chinese people in the American mind". Phyllis Bentley, in an overview of Buck's work. My Several Worlds: A Personal Record (New York: John Day, 1954). My Several Worlds– abridged for younger readers by Cornelia Spencer (New York: John Day, 1957).
Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography by Peter Conn. Clubwomen Gaining on Goal," Charleston Daily Mail, March 11, 1969. The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace, official site. Buck : a cultural biography. by. Conn, Peter J. Publication date. 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 - Epilogue : Green Hills farm.
Peter Conn's sweeping biography of Pearl Buck is as fascinating and provocative as Ms. Buck herself. I have been an admirer of Buck's writing for years, however I never knew the true depth of her character and achievements until I read Conn's book. I have been an admirer of Buck's writing for years, however I never knew the true depth of her character and achievements until I read Conn's book
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
Peter Conn's Pearl S. Born into a missionary family, Pearl Buck lived the first half of her life in China and was bilingual from childhood. Peter Conn's Pearl S.
Professor Conn talked about his book, Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography, a National Book Critics Circle nominee. Pearl Buck was the author of novels such as The Good Earth which won both the Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes. She was also a civil and women’s rights activist. He took questions from the audience. BUCK: A CULTURAL BIOGRAPHY, by Peter Conn, Cambridge University Press, 468 pages .
The extraordinary life of Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, a remarkable writer raised in China by American missionary parents and whose prize-winning books reflected her experiences and observations in that country, is well documented in this recent biography.
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