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Pearl S. Buck. Rachel Choi -F Block . Background. Pearl Sydenstricker Buck The Good Earth & Dragon Seed Modernism Philanthropist Nobel Prize winner Chinese & American history. Modernism. Approximately from 1930 to 1950. After WWII Realistic values

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Pearl s buck

Pearl S. Buck

Rachel Choi-F Block


Background

Background

  • Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

  • The Good Earth & Dragon Seed

  • Modernism

  • Philanthropist

  • Nobel Prize winner

  • Chinese & American history


Modernism

Modernism

  • Approximately from 1930 to 1950.

  • After WWII

  • Realistic values

  • F Scott. Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, James Joyce

  • Individualism, frustration, cultural divergence


The good earth 1931

The Good Earth(1931)

  • Wang Lung, O-lan, Lotus, Uncle

  • Hardworking Chinese farmer, toiling for success

  • The richest man in town

  • Conflicts between materialistic desires & his own principles  value of land

  • Exotic Chinese culture  western societies

  • Love of the land, corrupting influence of the wealth, and inferior status of women

  • Vivid illustration of Chinese culture


Dragon seed 1944

Dragon Seed (1944)

  • Ling Tan, Lao San

  • Ordinary Chinese farmer experiences Japanese invasion  Nanking Massacre

  • Family destroyed, sons become guerrillas

  • All men are evil

  • Dark side of Chinese history

  • Outrageousness of man’s inhumanity in wartime, sense of peace

  • Buck’s own experience


Pearl s buck

So…

  • Combined the Chinese culture & western culture

  • Once-mysterious culture  more familiar

  • Evocative novels about Chinese culture

  • Buck: benefactress, Pulitzer & Nobel Prize winner, writer of bicultural novels


Bibliography

Bibliography

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