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Sandra Dunn, English Teacher Hempstead High School, Hempstead, New York
Lawrence J. Epstein, Associate Professor of English Suffolk County Community College, Selden, New York
Leonard Gardner, Lecturer, English Department State University of New York at Stony Brook
Beverly A. Haley, Member, Advisory Committee National Council of Teachers of English Student Guide Series Fort Morgan, Colorado
Elaine C. Johnson, English Teacher Tamalpais Union High School District Mill Valley, California
Marvin J. LaHood, Professor of English State University of New York College at Buffalo
Robert Lecker, Associate Professor of English McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
David E. Manly, Professor of Educational Studies State University of New York College at Geneseo
Bruce Miller, Associate Professor of Education State University of New York at Buffalo
Frank O'Hare, Professor of English and Director of Writing Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Faith Z. Schullstrom, Member of Executive Committee National Council of Teachers of English Director of Curriculum and Instruction Guilderland Central School District, New York
Mattie C. Williams, Director, Bureau of Language Arts Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois
FURTHER READING CRITICISM AND BIOGRAPHY
Doyle, Paul A. Pearl S. Buck. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1980. A critical biography.
Harris, Theodore F. Pearl S. Buck: A Biography. New York: John Day Co., 1969. Written during Mrs. Buck's lifetime and with her collaboration.
Litz, A. Walton, ed. American Writers, Supplement II, Part 1. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1981.
Spencer, Caroline (pseudonym for Grace Sydenstricker Yaukey). The Exile's Daughter. New York: Coward McCann, 1944. A highly personal biography dealing with Pearl Buck's parents and the first half of Mrs. Buck's life, written by her sister.
Spiller, Robert E., et al. A Literary History of the United States. New York: Macmillan, 1960.
Stirling, Nora. Pearl Buck: A Woman in Conflict. Piscataway, New Jersey: New Century, 1983.
Wagenknecht, Edward. Cavalcade of the American Novel. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1952.
AUTHOR'S OTHER WORKS - (SELECTED)
East Wind, West Wind. New York: John Day Co., 1930. The impact of Western ways on two young couples, one a Chinese physician and his tradition-minded wife, the other this wife's brother educated in the United States and his American wife whom he brings back to China.
Sons. New York: John Day Co., 1932. First sequel to The Good Earth, telling the further story of Wang Lung's three sons: one a decadent landlord, another a shady merchant, and the third a warlord called Wang the Tiger.
The Mother. New York: John Day Co., 1934. A young Chinese farm wife, deserted by her husband, brings up her children alone.
A House Divided. New York. Reynal and Hitchcock, 1935. The warlord's son Yuan seeks his roots on his grandfather's old farm, in America, and back in the "new" China. Second sequel to The Good Earth.
This Proud Heart. New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1938. Buck's first significant novel with an American setting. It is the story of a sculptor struggling to combine marriage, children, and her work as an artist. Perhaps a reflection of Buck's own effort to find self-realization as a writer.
The Patriot. New York: John Day Co., 1939. China and Japan in the years 1920 to 1940.
Dragon Seed. New York: John Day Co., 1942. Realistic portrayal of the Japanese invasion of China coupled with a romantic love story. Enjoyed popular success both as book and motion picture.
The Promise. New York: John Day Co., 1943. A war novel of the disastrous British-Chinese campaign in Burma.
The Townsman. New York: John Day Co., 1945. The first of five novels under the pseudonym of John Sedges. An American "Western," with a schoolteacher instead of a gunfighter as its hero.
Pavilion of Women. New York: John Day Co., 1946. The heroine is a brilliant Chinese woman influenced by a heretical but deeply humanitarian priest.
Kinfolk. New York: John Day Co., 1949. The story of an American-trained Chinese physician who works among farmers. The background is the rise of Communism in China.
SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
The First Wife and Other Stories. New York: John Day Co., 1933.
Fourteen Stories. New York: John Day Co., 1961.
The Good Deed and Other Stories of Asia, Past and Present. New York: John Day Co., 1969.
BIOGRAPHY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY
The Exile. New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1936. Buck's biography of her mother.
Fighting Angel. New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1936. Buck's biography of her father.
The Child Who Never Grew. New York: John Day Co., 1950. The story of Buck's retarded daughter.
My Several Worlds. New York: John Day Co., 1954. Autobiography.
A Bridge for Passing. New York: John Day Co., 1962. Autobiography.
The Chinese Novel. New York: John Day Co., 1939.
The People of Japan. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966.
China As I See it. Ed. by Theodore F. Harris. New York: John Day Co., 1970.
China Past and Present. New York: John Day Co., 1972.
All Men Are Brothers. New York: John Day Co., 1937. Picaresque novel of a robber band.
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