Books: Old Eyes, New Slant

When Pearl Sydenstricker Buck sent the revised manuscript of The Good Earth to her publishers she explained that it might seem "a little stiff. ... I am quite bilingual in English and Chinese, and the story spun itself in Chinese, and I translated as I wrote." Last week this Chinese novel, long since a bestseller, came to new fame as the winner of a 1931 Pulitzer Prize ($1,000).

The Pulitzer Prize in U. S. History ($2,000) went to General John Joseph Pershing for his My Experiences in...

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