Pavilion of Women Author:Buck, Pearl The profound and eternal difference between men and women and yet their dependence upon one another for completion and the fulfillment of life is a theme of undying interest to all men and women. — Madame Wu is not only an individual woman, with her beginnings grounded in fact. She is woman in search of her own selfhood. She happens to live in ... more »China, but actually she lives everywhere, in the soul of every woman ever born.
In this story of a large landed Chinese family Buck weaves tales of almost every possible attitude or tie between the sexes, at any age--young love, marriage without love, concubinage, prostitution, spinsterhood, and finally an exalted love that is never spoken and comes to no physical touch.« less