Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker
(1892-1973)
   Best-selling author Pearl S. Buck was born in West Virginia, but her missionary parents moved to China in 1892. Buck returned to the United States in 1910 to attend Randolph-Macon Women’s College in Virginia, where she graduated in 1914. She returned to China and taught at Nanking University but came back to the United States to study at Cornell University, where she got her M.A. in 1926. She and her husband finally left China in 1934. Although some of Buck’s novels dealt with pioneer life in the United States, China provided the inspiration for most of her writing, and her first book was East Wind: West Wind (1930). Her second, The Good Earth (1931), won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 and the William Dean Howells Medal in 1935. In 1938, she became the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. During World War II, Buck often spoke in defense of China against Japan’s aggression. She wrote almost 100 books, the last, The Three Daughters of Madame Liang, appearing in 1969. Buck was also active in civil rights and humanitarian concerns and in 1949 established the Welcome House Inc., an interracial adoption agency. In 1960, she also set up the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, and although this was later involved in some controversy regarding its management, it too helped orphaned Amerasian children.

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  • Buck,Pearl Sydenstricker — Buck (bŭk), Pearl Sydenstricker. 1892 1973. American writer whose life as a missionary in China lent a vivid immediacy to her novels, including The Good Earth (1931). She won the 1938 Nobel Prize for literature. * * * …   Universalium

  • Pearl Sydenstricker Buck — Pearl Buck, ca. 1932, Fotograf Arnold Genthe Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (chinesischer Name 賽珍珠 Sai Zhenzhu; Pseudonym John Sedges; * 26. Juni 1892 in Hillsboro, West Virginia; † 6. März 1973 in Danby, Vermont) war eine US amerikanische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Buck, Pearl — orig. Pearl Sydenstricker born June 26, 1892, Hillsboro, W.Va., U.S. died March 6, 1973, Danby, Vt. U.S. author. Buck was reared in China by her missionary parents and later taught in a Chinese university. Her first book to reach a wide audience… …   Universalium

  • Pearl Sydenstricker Buck — noun United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892 1973) • Syn: ↑Buck, ↑Pearl Buck • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author, ↑missionary, ↑missioner …   Useful english dictionary

  • Buck, Pearl — orig. Pearl Sydenstricker (26 jun. 1892, Hillsboro, W.Va., EE.UU.–6 mar. 1973, Danby, Vt.). Escritora estadounidense. Se crió en China con sus padres misioneros, y más tarde enseñó inglés en una universidad china. Su primer libro de resonancia… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Pearl Sydenstricker Buck — ➡ Buck * * * …   Universalium

  • Literaturnobelpreis 1938: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck —   Die US amerikanische Schriftstellerin wurde für ihre »wertvollen und wahrhaft epischen Schilderungen des bäuerlichen Lebens« in China und für ihre »meisterhaften Biografien« ausgezeichnet.    Biografie   Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, * Hillsboro… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Pearl S Buck — [Pearl S Buck] (Pearl Sydenstricker Buck 1892–1973) a US author who won the 1938 ↑Nobel Prize for Literature. She wrote mainly about China, where she lived for many years as a Christian teacher. It was the subject of her best known novel, The… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pearl Buck — noun United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892 1973) • Syn: ↑Buck, ↑Pearl Sydenstricker Buck • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author, ↑missionary, ↑missioner …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pearl Buck — Pearl Buck, ca. 1932, Fotograf Arnold Genthe Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (chinesischer Name 賽珍珠 Sai Zhenzhu; Pseudonym John Sedges; * 26. Juni 1892 in Hillsboro, West Virginia; † 6. März 1973 in Danby, Vermont) war eine US amerikanische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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