Pearl S. Buck | Critical Review by Josh Greenfield

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Pearl S. Buck.
This section contains 1,150 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Review by Josh Greenfield

SOURCE: "Picture Post Cards," in World Journal Tribune Book World, October 9, 1966, p. 8.

In the following review, Greenfield complains that in Buck's The People of Japan, she "mostly serves up the usual blend of picturesque pap and old saws."

Not the least of the effects of the American victory in the Pacific is that we were spared the back-breaking, mind-reeling chore of having to learn the Japanese language. Instead, the burden of language learning fell upon the vanquished: each Japanese student has to face six years of classroom English before he graduates from high school. And Americans in Japan, laughing lustily, rather than nervously, at this race of little Jerry Lewises, bespectacled and back-teethed, malaproping and mispronouncing our language, could lean back upon the counsels of experts if they wished insights into the "special" Japanese culture and character.

This was one of those unfortunate developments which...

(read more)

This section contains 1,150 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Review by Josh Greenfield
Copyrights
Gale
Critical Review by Josh Greenfield from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook