About this title:
East Wind: West Wind is told from the eyes of a traditional Chinese girl, Kwei-lan, married to a Chinese medical doctor, educated abroad. The story follows Kwei-lan as she begins to accept different points of view from the western world, and re-discovers her sense of self through this coming-of-age narrative.
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.
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