Books by Pearl S. Buck (Author of The Good Earth)As the daughter of missionaries , Buck spent most of her life before in Zhenjiang , China. In , 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". After returning to the United States in , 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. Her parents, Southern Presbyterian missionaries , traveled to China soon after their marriage on July 8, , but returned to the United States for Pearl's birth. When Pearl was five months old, the family arrived in China, first in Huai'an and then in moved to Zhenjiang then often known as Jingjiang or, in the Chinese postal romanization system , Tsingkiang , near Nanking. Of her siblings who survived into adulthood, Edgar Sydenstricker had a distinguished career with the United States Public Health Service and later the Milbank Memorial Fund and Grace Sydenstricker Yaukey — was a writer who wrote young adult books and books about Asia under the pen name Cornelia Spencer. Pearl recalled in her memoir that she lived in "several worlds", one a "small, white, clean Presbyterian world of my parents", and the other the "big, loving merry not-too-clean Chinese world", and there was no communication between them.
Books by Pearl S. Buck
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She was brought up there and first knew the Chinese language and customs, especially from Mr. Kong, and then was taught English by her mother and her teacher. She was encouraged to write at an early age. By , she left for America and went to Randolph-Macon Women's College, where she would earn her degree in She then returned to China, and married an agricultural economist, John Lossing Buck, on May 13,
Though she is best known for her classic historical fiction novels about life in early to mid-century China, Pearl S. Buck was born in in West Virginia. But she spent most of her life before in Zhenjiang, China, as the daughter of missionaries. But Buck was prolific, publishing over twenty novels during her lifetime. She championed topics such feminism, interracial love, and eastern philosophy in her writing. Outside of her literary achievements, she was also an outspoken proponent of the rights of women and Asian minority groups, and was one of the first people to support Asian and mixed-race adoption in the United States. Pearl S.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before in Zhenjiang, China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United .. ) – autobiographical account of the filming of Buck's children's book, The Big Wave.
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Forty years after being written, an unpublished novel by Pearl S. Buck, the Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, will be released this fall, her publisher said on Tuesday. The manuscript was stumbled upon in a storage unit in Texas and returned to the Buck family in December in exchange for a small fee, said Jane Friedman, the chief executive of Open Road Integrated Media, the publisher. Walsh, who manages her literary estate. The novel is one of dozens that the prolific Buck completed during her lifetime, a tumultuous eight decades that took her as a young child from her birthplace, Hillsboro, W. Open Road estimates that she wrote about books, including fiction, nonfiction and commentary.
Skip to main content. Pearl S. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. Her parents were Southern Presbyterian missionaries, most often stationed in China, and from childhood, Pearl spoke both English and Chinese. She returned to China shortly after graduation from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, in , and the following year, she met a young agricultural economist named John Lossing Buck.