Posts Tagged ‘Wang Lung’
For me reading a book is not as simple as choosing one and dedicating your time to it. Choosing a book to read is a very delicate matter. I lived in China for one and a half year before I’d even heard of Pearl Buck, I lived in the same province she had lived in and taught in the city she had taught in for a short period. The first time I had heard of The Good Earth was when a student introduced it to me as her favorite book. I tried to get hold of copies of the book in English and failed, I finally turned to some folks and friends at home and mentioned that I must get hold of this book. So on Christmas 2010 a parcel lay under the Christmas tree unopened and to my surprise it was the thing I had wanted most.