Daily Archives for: March 19th, 2015

Plant Dreaming Deep by May Sarton (1968)

From the Hazleton, PA Standard-Speaker, March, 1968, review by Miles A. Smith of Plant Dreaming Deep by May Sarton, published by W.W. Norton.

The early part of this book describes how the author, in 1958 when she was 46, found a dilapidated 18th century farmhouse in a quiet corner of New Hampshire, settled in it, and began putting down new roots.

It was the first property Miss Sarton ever had owned. The rehabilitation of the house and the problems of furnishing it strike a familiar theme — so many other writers have described similar experiences. Yet she gives the account a fresh, individualistic touch. Read More→

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1938 Nobel Prize For Literature Goes to Pearl S. Buck

Adapted from the original article in The Emporia Gazette – November 10, 1938: The 1938 Nobel prize for literature today was awarded to Pearl Buck, American author of The Good Earth and other novels dealing with China. She was born in Hillsboro, West Virginia in 1893 and has spent much of her life in China.

Parents Missionaries – Mrs. Buck’s parents were missionaries in China and her first husband, J. Lossing Buck, was a member of the faculty of Nanking university. They were divorced in 1935. Read More→

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