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Pearl S. Buck's Oriental Cookbook: First Printing Hardcover – 1972


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1St Edition edition (1972)
  • ASIN: B0043L03E0
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,174,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker was born on June 26, 1892, in Hillsboro, West Virginia. Her parents were Southern Presbyterian missionaries, most often stationed in China, and from childhood, Pearl spoke both English and Chinese. She returned to China shortly after graduation from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1914, and the following year, she met a young agricultural economist named John Lossing Buck. They married in 1917, and immediately moved to Nanhsuchou in rural Anhwei province. In this impoverished community, Pearl Buck gathered the material that she would later use in The Good Earth and other stories of China.
Pearl began to publish stories and essays in the 1920s, in magazines such as The Nation, The Chinese Recorder, Asia, and The Atlantic Monthly. Her first novel, East Wind, West Wind, was published by the John Day Company in 1930. John Day's publisher, Richard Walsh, would eventually become Pearl's second husband, in 1935, after both received divorces.

In 1931, John Day published Pearl's second novel, The Good Earth. This became the bestselling book of both 1931 and 1932, won the Pulitzer Prize and the Howells Medal in 1935, and would be adapted as a major MGM film in 1937. Other novels and books of nonfiction quickly followed. In 1938, less than a decade after her first book had appeared, Pearl won the Nobel Prize in literature, the first American woman to do so. By the time of her death in 1973, Pearl had published more than seventy books: novels, collections of stories, biography and autobiography, poetry, drama, children's literature, and translations from the Chinese. She is buried at Green Hills Farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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I lost this cookbook in a move. The recipes are doable and authentic. I am so glad to have found the used copy at Amazon.
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Arrived quickly in very good condition. I'm a fan of Pearl Buck's fiction and can't wait to try these recipes! I especially love how they are sorted by region and offer lots of suggestions for customizing dishes.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Stewart on March 16, 2014
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great, and really really good too! so good , but this review thing is really, really, stupid!!! Why cant' one just blow irt off??
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By loraine ann lee on July 25, 2013
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Love this-the recipes are pretty authentic (she lived and travelled these places) and surprisingly simple. Gave one to each of my kids as well.
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