Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973; also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu; Chinese: 賽珍珠) 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 description s of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces".She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.Many contemporary reviewers were positive, and praised her "beautiful prose", even though her "style is apt to degenerate into over-repetition and confusion". Robert Benchley wrote a parody of The Good Earth that focused on just these qualities. Peter Conn, in his biography of Buck, argues that despite the accolades awarded to her, Buck's contribution to literature has been mostly forgotten or deliberately ignored by America's cultural gatekeepers.[28] Kang Liao argues that Buck played a "pioneering role in demythologizing China and the Chinese people in the American mind".[29] Phyllis Bentley, in an overview of Buck's work published in 1935, was altogether impressed: "But we may say at least that for the interest of her chosen material, the sustained high level of her technical skill, and the frequent universality of her conceptions, Mrs. Buck is entitled to take rank as a considerable artist. To read her novels is to gain not merely knowledge of China but wisdom about life."These works aroused considerable popular sympathy for China, and helped foment poor relations with Japan. Read More on Wikipedia


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A House Divided - Pearl S. Buck

Bridge for Passing - Pearl S. Buck

Buck, Pearl S. - Far and Near (John Day, 1947)

Buck, Pearl S. - For Spacious Skies (John Day, 1966)

Buck, Pearl S. - Fourteen Stories (Pocket Books, 1963)

Buck, Pearl S. - Nobel Acceptance Speech (Nobel Library, 1971)

Buck, Pearl S. - Portrait of a Marriage (Open Road, 2013)

Buck, Pearl S. - Satan Never Sleeps (Pocket Books, 1962)

Buck, Pearl S. - The Chinese Novel (Macmillan, 1939)

Buck, Pearl S. - The Goddess Abides (Open Road, 2013)

Buck, Pearl S. - The New Year (John Day, 1968)

Buck, Pearl S. - The Rainbow (John Day, 1974)

Buck, Pearl S. - This Proud Heart (Open Road, 2013)

Buck, Pearl S. - Three Daughters of Madame Liang (Pocket Books, 1971)

Come, My Beloved - Pearl S. Buck

The Time Is Noon - Pearl S. Buck

Buck, Pearl S. - Woman Who Was Changed & Other Stories (Crowell, 1979)

Death in the Castle - Pearl S. Buck

Dragon Seed_ The Story of China - Pearl S. Buck

East Wind, West Wind - Pearl S. Buck

Gods Men - Pearl S. Buck

Imperial Woman - Pearl S. Buck

Kinfolk - Pearl S. Buck

Letters From Peking - Pearl S. Buck

My Several Worlds - Pearl S. Buck

Patriot - Pearl S. Buck

Pavilion of Women - Pearl S. Buck

Peony - Pearl S. Buck

Sons - Pearl S. Buck

The Angry Wife - Pearl S. Buck

Come, My Beloved - Pearl S. Buck

The Big Wave - Pearl S. Buck

The Child Who Never Grew - Pearl S. Buck

The Eternal Wonder - Pearl S. Buck

The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck

The Living Reed - Pearl S. Buck

The Living Reed - Pearl S. Buck

The Mother - Pearl S. Buck

The Promise - Pearl S. Buck