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Pearl S. Buck

American writer

1892   -   1973

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English, Mandarin Chinese, Standard Chinese
educated at: Cornell University, Randolph–Macon College
occupation: translator, novelist, autobiographer, human rights activist, screenwriter, journalist, children's writer, writer, missionary
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature, National Women's Hall of Fame, Horatio Alger Award

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Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973; also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu; Chinese: 赛珍珠) was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces". She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. After returning to the United States in 1935, she continued writing prolifically, became a prominent advocate of the rights of women and minority groups, and wrote widely on Chinese and Asian cultures, becoming particularly well known for her efforts on behalf of Asian and mixed-race adoption.
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The Good Earth

novel by Pearl S. Buck

author: Pearl S. Buck

1931

Dragon Seed

1942 novel by Pearl S. Buck

author: Pearl S. Buck

1942

East Wind: West Wind

1930 novel

author: Pearl S. Buck

1930

Mandala

novel by Pearl S. Buck

author: Pearl S. Buck

Imperial Woman

1956 novel by Pearl S. Buck

author: Pearl S. Buck

1956

Peony

1948 novel by Pearl S. Buck

author: Pearl S. Buck

1948

A House Divided

novel by Pearl S. Buck

author: Pearl S. Buck

1935

China Sky

1941 novel by Pearl S. Buck

author: Pearl S. Buck

1941

Fighting Angel

book by Pearl S. Buck

author: Pearl S. Buck

1936

Letter from Peking

novel by Pearl S. Buck

author: Pearl S. Buck

1957

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