The Good Earth
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The Good Earth
Pearl S. Buck
Literature
Jul 30, 2018
Published in 1931, while Modernism was turning fiction artfully on its ear, Buck’s simple, plot-driven tale of the shifting fortunes of Chinese peasants Wang Lung and O-Lan was innovative in its own way, marking the introduction of Asian characters into mainstream Western literature. In its pages, readers witness the serenities of the ancient land being pulled into the confusions of the twentieth century.
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Dec 2, 2018
I read this when I was in high school and still remember the woman giving birth in the field.
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read this in high school and again a couple of years ago - really enjoyed reading about China in this time and reading it a 2nd time years later - it was like reading a new story
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Heartbreaking but beautiful book.
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May 14
Beautifully written. It pulls you in. You want Wang Lung to succeed but you’re disappointed by how that success changes him.
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