Letter from Peking

Letter from Peking None

  • Title: Letter from Peking
  • Author: Pearl S. Buck
  • ISBN: 9780854566945
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About "Pearl S. Buck"

    1. Pearl S. Buck

      Pearl Sydenstricker Buck 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 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, the first American woman to have done so She died in Vermont.

    526 thoughts on “Letter from Peking”

    1. Letter from Peking, Pearl S. Buckتاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیستم ژوئیه (جولای) سال 1970 میلادیعنوان: نامه ای از پکن؛ نویسنده: پرل باک؛ مترجم: بهمن فرزانه؛ تهران، انتشارات فرانکلین، 1346، در 172 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: 1993، در 168 ص؛ شابک: 9789640015858؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، علمی فرهنگی، 1394؛ در 207 ص؛ شابک: 9786001217012؛ موضوع: داستانها [...]


    2. "Gerald has not deserted me nor I him. We are divided by history, past and present." —ElizabethWhat a heartbreaking, but uplifting story! I feel like the themes tackled in this book are perfect for readers of Celeste Ng's work. This epistolary novel is written in the form of a long diary entry. In it, Elizabeth seeks to make sense of a letter her husband, Gerald, has sent her from Peking, where he remains amidst China's Cultural Revolution. This last letter is a catalyst for Elizabeth, who has [...]


    3. One of the best and unfortunately most forgotten of Ms. Buck's fantastic catalog. The story of one women torn across two countries by the love of one man and the forces of history. Nothing is more heart-breaking than a love thwarted by forces outside of human control. This book revels slowly the with finesse and exquisite detail the pain and longing of a love lost.Find it. Read it.


    4. In this gently written story in the manner that only Pearl Buck can write, a woman living in Vermont (where Pearl Buck had one of her homes) is dealing with the separation she must endure from her half-Chinese husband who is living in Peking, China. The separation is due to the Communist takeover. Pearl has said that this book “reaches deep into my own lifeElizabeth is not myself and yet she is myself in some aspects, in character if not in events.” (“For Spacious Skies:Journey in Dialogue [...]


    5. The book's core doesn't stray much from Pearl Buck's much beloved theme - the east and west reaching out to love and accept each other. Elizabeth is an American ardently in love with her half-Chinese husband, Gerald. Her fervent love for Gerald made her a strong woman who was ready to rebel , leave her country and make a home in China. Following the Communist's upheaval within China, Elizabeth and her son are forced to leave Gerald and move to America. Gerald's patriotism and loyalty towards Chi [...]


    6. From the very first pages, I fell in love with book and the writer both. And to be fair my Persian edition translated by Bahman Farzaneh has a significant role in this good sense. Also the writing method that was daily memoir which later I noticed it has so many resemblances with Mrs. Buck's life. Reading the others' daily memoir with the writer's permission is very sweet and pleasant.


    7. Inspired by my recent trip to China, I read my first Pearl S. Buck book. This is a wonderful story about love, and family, and country. A married couple who are very much in love are torn apart by politics & duty when the husband, who is 1/2 Chinese, decides to stay in newly Communist China, while the wife, who is American, flees back to America with their son. She builds a new life in Vermont, dealing with loneliness, waiting for his lettersuntil the last one arrives. Their son grows up and [...]


    8. I found this 1950's paperback among my Gran's things after she died and it looked so trashy that I read it for a laugh. As soon as I got into it though, I realised it was a bit special. I was wholly ignorant of the fact that Pearl S Buck is a literary superstar who won a Nobel prize! The book is evocative of China and focuses on a woman's relationship with her seventeen year old son and the father of her husband. The husband is forbidden to leave China and the son and grandfather are the only li [...]


    9. I just can't say enough about how much I admire this little lady. Read it on the Kindle and there was an amazing quote or deep thought on every single page. She is just so full of wisdom and insight it just ain't fair. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is I found it a bit comical that every man that came to the door fell in love with her and proposed marriage and she kept talking about how plain and boring she was. I loved how my Kindle version had pictures of her in the back and lots of pho [...]




    10. Inhoud:De elfde brief is bijna het einde. 'Mijn innig geliefde, het is beter voor ons als we niet aan de dag van weerzien denken. Het is beter als we ons leven leven zoals het komt, jij aan jouw zijde van de wereld, ik aan de mijne. Laat Rennie een Amerikaans burger worden. Help hem een eigen vaderland te vinden. Als hij mij vergeet, laat het dan zo zijn.'Het is duidelijk wat er is gebeurd. De stad, die hij verkoos, is zijn cel geworden. hij is niet langer vrij. En ik ben niet vrij omdat ik van [...]


    11. Beautifully written book, laced with the sadness of true love lost. Gently paced by today's standards. :) Had many beautiful quotes."The landscape passes too quickly by the the window. Some day I shall travel slowly over the miles we whirl over now. I would like to stop at every village and town and walk on the country roads that wind away from us in an instant. I want to feel my roots go deep again. Last night in my berth I pulled the curtain aside and gazed out into the moonlight. I did not kn [...]


    12. What was interesting to me is that this book was one of my favorites as a teenager, and I remembered it as very special. But this time when I read it, I was much less moved. I'm not sure if it's because the book seems so much more formal and old-fashioned than most or if I've gotten used to more action-packed books rather than thoughtful reflections. In any case, it was enjoyable and pleasant, but nothing more than that. I loved the references to Gerald's formal Chinese manners and precise belie [...]


    13. Letter from Peking is an epistolary novel told through the protagonist Elizabeth's journal entries and letters received in Vermont, where she has relocated with her son to her family home after living with her (half-Chinese) husband in Peking before the Communist takeover. The first half of the book is a heart-wrenching tale of their separation and an homage to their profound and unique love. It's quite moving, yet at the same time, I found myself frustrated at the fact that while Elizabeth poss [...]


    14. "Where is that land where we once lived?"Letter from Peking draws a strong and emotional comparison between the happy and loving life a family once enjoyed and the lonely life they now lead separated from each other. It is a story of lost love, of longing for a time that was so beautiful, but no longer there. It relies a little too much on overdramatic sentimentality for my taste. And in places it too strongly stereotypes China, the United States, men, women, mothers, sons, etc. (i.e. "a mother [...]


    15. This was a good one! A sad love story told by a woman whose husband chose to live in Peking rather than stay with her, interesting backstory for her husband's parents, and a somewhat satisfying conclusion, if not bittersweet. Allegra was a wonderful red herring, in my opinion, setting the stage for history repeating itself with racial tension and a mother's disapproval of her child's spouse only for Allegra to be the wrong girl and the narrator to be much happier with Rennie's second love. Her d [...]


    16. I think Pearl S. Buck is one of my newest favorite authors. I have read a few of her books now and have enjoyed them all. This one didn't disappoint! However, this one is a little different because the setting is in Vermont with an American lady narrating the story. Her husband is half Chinese and they lived in China for awhile so there are a few flashbacks and mentions of Chinese customs, but not so much as her other books. Very sad book about an American wife who is separated from her husband [...]


    17. I'm between 4 and 5 stars on this one, but I have to say I loved it! Pearl Buck is such a great writer, and her interests in Asia and women and love and family fall right in line with my own. The main character is an intelligent, honest woman whose beloved husband stays in (1950) Communist China while she and their son move to the United States. Her relationships with her son, husband and husband's father, whom she takes into her home, are full of insights and wisdom. Thoughts on honor and love [...]


    18. I loved this book. I'm not even sure if I can say why. It's so simply and yet deeply written and tells so much in relatively few short pages (a slim volume). I found the story incredibly romantic and mature, tying two lovely places - Peking and Vermont - together and impossibly entwined. It's a story of new love. And old love. And the love between a mother and son. And second loves. Andwell, you see how it is. *For my young single friends (and you know who you are ;)), I'd rate this as somewhat [...]


    19. This was a lovely book about love in a world that was divided by "barriers of race, politics, distance and misunderstanding." Elizabeth is an American woman who marries a man who is half Chinese, while they are in China, and he sends her back to America, while he remains in Communist China as a Professor. Throughout the story we are introduced to Rennie, their son, and Elizabeth's Father in law, who is old and alone. Themes of family, roots, Chinese culture, the quiet and simple beauty of Vermon [...]


    20. I really liked this book. I usually don't like sad books and this one was very sad. Very sad. It's about an American woman who married a 1/2 Chinese man, and went to live in Peking. They had a son and when Communism took over the husband sent wife and son to the US to be safe while he stayed in China. I won't give any more away. I can't imagine going through what the wife goes through. This also is in a 1957 Reader's Digest book, so it's a bit easier to understand the bigotry remembering that.


    21. I’m fairly certain I’ve mentioned before how Pearl S. Buck’s books strike me as one enormous poem. Not in the “really flower and I’m not sure what she’s saying sense” but in that every sentence describes exactly what she wishes it to in a beautiful way you’d never consider saying it yourself. Even though the plot of this novel didn’t pick me up and grab me and swing me around, it was delightful to read simply because of the tone and attitude of the words themselves.


    22. i read it in arabic ,, it's the first time to read a novel for pearl s buck but she was more than great in this book ,, all ways of love was in this book and the most adorable one was the story of elizabeth i loved thy way she discussed all of this ,, maybe she lived alone but i think that's the best for her full of love story ,, if i were her i would choose that :Di will read all of her novels


    23. True Pearl S. Buck style- simple and well-written. Story of a family split between the 2 cultures of China and America. It is an old book, but is still a good story. Our public library doesn't own a copy so the book had to be requested and I'm glad that I did. After reading several of her books I'd like to visit the Pearl S. Buck home in the Philadelphia area.


    24. I like this book. It is filled with love, patriotism, and responsibility. A love so deepfelt between two far-away countries and cultures. I've read it several times, each time it always gives such a very relieved feeling with its special writing style, very gentle but highly expressive.


    25. It was one of those books that I couldn't decide if I liked or not, but it definitely made me think, and I could identify closely with the character, which in the end made it a book I would want to revisit.


    26. En djupt vacker berättelse om kärlek och identitet, dröm och verklighet, som skildras genom ett, om inte ännu vackrare, språkbruk.Är så glad att jag läste den.


    27. What's in the letter?! I was hooked throughout the whole book wondering what was in the letter. It wasn't a disappointing revelation.


    28. A precious story!A precious story about love across races, cultures, generations, languages, countries, and time! I couldn't put it down and I shall read it again and again!


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