's notice in the New York Times Book Review noted that intellectual critics tended to despise Buck's bias toward morality. She noted that what were thought of as female tastes were not respected...
Pamela Hansford Johnson
This novel marked a step forward in the public valuation of PHJ
. Walter Allen
called it one of the best novels of our time.
This book received very positive reviews from (among others) Elizabeth Janeway
in the New York Times, Elizabeth Bowen
in New Republic, Virginia Peterson
in the New York Herald Tribune, Simon Raven in...
G. B. Stern
in the New York Times wrote that this and all of GBS
's memoirs would be well described by the old term, commonplace books. Not memoir, essay, or anthology, they partake of all...