Of Men And Women

Of Men And Women

How To Be For Each Other

eBook - 2017
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A provocative and fascinating exploration of male-female relationships by the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Good Earth. Pearl S. Buck grew up in China, accustomed to its traditions, but when she moved to the United States as an adult in the 1930s, she was struck by the cultural differences in gender roles and expectations. In nine short chapters, she applies this personal experience to an exploration of the power dynamics of the American household, drawing one universal conclusion: "Complete freedom is the atmosphere in which men and women can live together most happily. But it must be complete." As she makes her case, Buck outlines two American female archetypes: the dissatisfied "gunpowder woman" and the placid "angel." The first American female Nobel laureate, Buck was a pioneer women's rights activist and humanitarian who believed both sexes could find happiness together, even in challenging economic or political circumstances. Imbued with an unshakeable faith in equality and strident candor, Of Men and Women remains a daringly original and candid work in the canon of feminist literature. This eBook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author's estate.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Open Road Media ,, 2017
ISBN: 9781504045117
1504045114
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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