TO MY DAUGHTERS WITH LOVE by Pearl Buck

TO MY DAUGHTERS WITH LOVE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Pearl Buck reveals herself as a feminist as well as a humanist in this book dedicated to her seven daughters but addressed to all the daughters of Eve. Miss Buck dilates on love and marriage (in Asia the order is reversed) in America, on sex, the relations and natures of the sexes, but mainly on the lot, prospect, possibilities of women, now ""limited to a sphere"" but emerging-- (and en passant, Miss Buck envisions her as a resident president in the White House). She is alert to rights and responsibilities, particularly those of the child (every child has the right to be born into a family) and alters the eternal triangle of life: man, woman, and child. She writes on values, on the sex revolution and the Pill, which she insists does not keep illigitimate children from being born. Miss Buck with her decided views sets herself up as a formidable mother figure whose tone rather than outlook is a generation removed from The Feminine Mystique.

Pub Date: Sept. 22nd, 1967
Publisher: John Day