The Several worlds of Pearl S. Buck : essays presented at a centennial symposium, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, March 26-28, 1992 /
edited by Elizabeth J. Lipscomb, Frances E. Webb, and Peter Conn.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994.
xv, 163 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
0313291527 (alk. paper)
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Long Description
Pearl Buck made important contributions as a humanitarian and an advocate of racial equality and women's rights. She did much to change American attitudes toward persons with mental retardation and toward mixed-race children. She was a major force in shaping American views of Asia, particularly China, during the 1930s and 1940s. Until 1993, she was first American woman to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature. The 13 essays in this book, the first such collection on Buck to be published in the United States, view her from historical, humanitarian, and literary perspectives.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Rediscovering
Keynote Adress: Pearl S. Buck and the American Quest for China
Historical Perspectives The Good Earth, Revolution, and the American Raj in China
Pearl S. Buck in Search of America
Pearl S. Buck and American Women's History
Pearl S. Buck's Reception in China Reconsidered
Humanitarian Perspectives East/West Ties: Amerasian Children and the Work of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation
Welcome House: A Forty-Year History Peter Conn Buck's Writings on Handicapped Children
Raessler Literary Perspectives Who's Afraid of Pearl S. Buck?
Pearl S. Buck and American Literary Culture
Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth: The Novel as Epic
The Good Earth: Versions of the Novel for the Screen
Selected Bibliography
Nobel Prize Portrait Senior College Portrait Commemorative Stamp
White House Gala With Amerasian Children At Her Desk MGM's The Good Earth
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