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LA Buena Tierra (Coleccion "Libros De Bolsillo Z) [Paperback]

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Item description for LA Buena Tierra (Coleccion "Libros De Bolsillo Z) by Pearl S. Buck & Elisabeth Mulder...

A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.

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Pages   287
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Juventud
ISBN  8426105149  
ISBN13  9788426105141  

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More About Pearl S. Buck & Elisabeth Mulder

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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."

Pearl S. Buck was born in 1892 and died in 1973.

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FANTASTICO  Mar 14, 2008
Uno de los libros que no me canso de leer una y otra vez,
nos nuestra al ser humano en sus mejores y peores momentos
y como reaccionan frente a diferentes circunstancias en que
los coloca la vida.
This is the Spanish text edition of a 1932 Pulitzer Prize winning novel that is still a standout today. Deceptive in its simplicity, it is a story built around a flawed human being and a teetering socio-economic system, as well as one that is layered with profound themes. The cadence of the author's writing is also of note, as it rhythmically lends itself to the telling of the story, giving it a very distinct voice. No doubt the author's writing style was influenced by her own immersion in Chinese culture, as she grew up and lived in China, the daughter of missionaries.

This is the story of the cyclical nature of life, of the passions and desires that motivate a human being, of good and evil, and of the desire to survive and thrive against great odds. It begins with the story of an illiterate, poor, peasant farmer, Wang Lung, who ventures from the rural countryside and goes to town to the great house of Hwang to obtain a bride from those among the rank of slave. There, he is given the slave O-lan as his bride.

Selfless, hardworking, and a bearer of sons, the plain-faced O-lan supports Wang Lung's veneration of the land and his desire to acquire more land. She stays with him through thick and thin, through famine and very lean times, working alongside him on the land, making great sacrifices, and raising his children. As a family, they weather the tumultuousness of pre-revolutionary China in the 1920s, only to find themselves the recipient of riches beyond their dreams. At the first opportunity, they buy land from the great house of Hwang, whose expenses appear to be exceeding their income.

With the passing of time, Wang Lung buys more and more land from the house of Hwang, until he owns it all, as his veneration of the land is always paramount. With O-lan at this side, his family continues to prosper. His life becomes more complicated, however, the richer he gets. Wang Lung then commits a life-changing act that pierces O-lan's heart in the most profoundly heartbreaking way.

As the years pass, his sons become educated and literate, and the family continues to prosper. With the great house of Hwang on the skids, an opportunity to buy their house, the very same house from where he had fetched O-lan many years ago, becomes available. Pressed upon to buy that house by his sons, who do not share Wang Lung's veneration for the land and rural life, he buys the house. The country mice now have become city mice.

This is a potent, thematically complex story, brimming with irony, yet simply told against a framework of mounting social change. It is a story that stands as a parable in many ways and is one that certainly should be read. It illustrates the timeless dichotomy between the young and the old, the old and the new, and the rich and the poor. It is no wonder that this beautifully written book won a Pulitzer Prize and is considered a classic masterpiece. Bravo!
muy fantastico  Mar 19, 2000
Este libro es muy fantastico, pero mi espanol es muy mal. Tambien mira a el libro "El Hombre mas Rico en Babylon". Adios, yo necesito estudiar espanol ahora...

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