From the Author
In her acceptance speech upon receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature, Pearl Buck said "The mind of my own country and of China, my foster country, are alike in many ways, but, above all, in our common love of freedom." East Wind: West Wind
embodies this love of, and struggle for freedom.
About the Author
Pearl S. Buck was born in West Virginia and taken to China as an infant before the turn of the century. Buck grew up speaking Chinese as well as English. She is the most widely translated American author to this day. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature. She died in 1973.