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Pearl Buck Getting a Little Pushback from the Common Man in 1934

Posted: September 20th, 2022 | No Comments »

I have to admit (though I know she still has legions of fans) that I’m generally with ‘the mate of a ship at Shanghai’ when it comes to Pearl Buck – “drivel”. However, Van Dyke’s Peking Madness is not one of the great classics of Peking ‘Foreign Colony’ writing either it must be said….But it’s nice to see a bit of pushback against Buck in 1934….

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