Of Men and Women: How to Be for Each Other - eBook
Of Men and Women: How to Be for Each Other - eBook  -     By: Pearl S. Buck
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 9781504045117
ISBN-13: 9781504045117

Publisher's Description

A provocative and fascinating exploration of male–female relationships by the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth.

Pearl S. Buck grew up in China, accustomed to its traditions, but when she moved to the United States as an adult in the 1930s she was struck by the cultural differences in gender roles and expectations. In nine short chapters, she applies this personal experience to an exploration of the power dynamics of the American household, drawing one universal conclusion: "Complete freedom is the atmosphere in which men and women can live together most happily. But it must be complete."
 
As she makes her case, Buck outlines two American female archetypes: the dissatisfied "gunpowder woman" and the placid "angel." "Sensible and witty, merciless and often amusing," this is a book that ultimately delivers a clarion call for men and women to find common ground and succeed hand in hand (The New York Times Book Review).
 
The first American female Nobel laureate, Buck was a pioneer women’s rights activist and humanitarian who believed both sexes could find happiness together, even in challenging economic or political circumstances. Imbued with an unshakeable faith in equality and strident candor, Of Men and Women remains a daringly original and candid work in the canon of feminist literature.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.
 
 

Author Bio

Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973) was a bestselling and Nobel Prize–winning author. Her classic novel The Good Earth (1931) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and William Dean Howells Medal. Born in Hillsboro, West Virginia, Buck was the daughter of missionaries and spent much of the first half of her life in China, where many of her books are set. In 1934, civil unrest in China forced Buck back to the United States. Throughout her life she worked in support of civil and women’s rights, and established Welcome House, the first international, interracial adoption agency. In addition to her highly acclaimed novels, Buck wrote two memoirs and biographies of both of her parents. For her body of work, Buck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, the first American woman to have done so. She died in Vermont.

Editorial Reviews

"This book . . . is both capacious and epigrammatic, as it is courageous, thoughtful and sincere. Its challenge should be as courageously received." —Katherine Woods, The New York Times Book Review
 
"From the background of her knowledge in China, Pearl Buck looks with candid, sensitive eyes at American women; out of the honesty of her belief in America, she tells the truth. Realistically she bids man help woman more, give more, dare more—that the world may be the gainer." —Margaret Mead
 
"It has been a long time since I have read a more intellectually stimulating book. . . . There is a debate on every page." —Charles Lee, Philadelphia Record
 

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