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Buck, Pearl


Born June 26, 1892, in Hillsboro, West Virginia. American writer.

A missionary’s daughter, Pearl Buck spent her childhood and youth in China. In 1929 she published the novel East Wind: West Wind. In 1931 she published The Good Earth, a novel about a Chinese village (Russian translation, 1936). After moving to the USA, she continued to write about China, publishing Sons (1932; Russian translation, 1935) and A House Divided (1934; Russian translation, 1936).

During World War II, Pearl Buck wrote antifascist essays and pamphlets, including one on American-Soviet friendship (A Conversation About Russia, 1945). She published social and family novels about American life in the 1950’s under the pseudonym J. Sedges. Her novel, Command the Morning (1959), presents American scientists who are forced to create, an atomic bomb and who react to this in different ways. Proceeding from the point of view of abstract Christian democratism, Buck demands equality for Negroes and the abolition of colonialism. She was awarded the Nobel Prize (1938).


Big Wave. New York, 1948.
One Bright Day. New York, 1950.
My Several Worlds: [A Personal Record]. New York, 1954.


Krupskaia, N. K. [Retsenziia na kn. B. Zemlia.] Krasnyi bibliotekar’, 1934, no. 11.
Elistratova, A. “Kitai vne istorii.” Khudozhestvennaia literatura, 1935, no. 9.
Elistratova, A. “Perl Bak—Mat’.” International’naia literatura, 1936, no. 9.
Eishiskina, N. “Mirnyi li atom?” Inostrannaia literatura, 1960, no. 6.
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If the Nobel Prize was her crown, after her rise to fame, Pearl Buck did not fail her "noblesse oblige," her social responsibility and public duty, as a writer and public figure on the world stage, guest of the White House, speaker on public mass media, editor and publisher in literary circles, and philanthropist in social welfare.
Joseph Reid to Paul Smith, September 15, 1955 and Joseph Reid to Pearl Buck, September 15, 1955, CWLA (SW55), Box 15, Folder 7.
3) As this comment and the dates recorded in the Pearl Buck titles make clear, Faulkner had been familiar with Buck's work long before he made his own trip to Stockholm.
Pearl Buck Center's Kentucky Derby Gala: Cocktails begin at 5 p.
I admire Christopher Reeve for his courage; Oprah Winfrey for her communication skills; Pearl Buck, who inspired me to take up writing; and Diane Sawyer, a reporter who speaks the truth and is responsible.
Lane County National Active and Retired Federal Employees - Noon Monday at Sizzler Restaurant, 1010 Postal Way, Springfield; Dena Amend, development director for Pearl Buck Center, will talk about how the center works with people with disabilities and their families; 541-334-5108.
Drawings by Juliette Clarke enhance the book's pages, and there is plenty of room for mom to jot down her thoughts, notes and plans so her writing can be side by side with that of Gray, Pearl Buck, Lois Wyse and others.
Pearl Buck Center Annual Benefit Breakfast - Reserve a spot by Wednesday for the center's benefit breakfast to be held at 7:30 a.
The Governor cited women such as Dorothea Dix, Marian Anderson, Rachel Carson, Pearl Buck and Violet Oakley for paving the way for new aspirations and dreams for all women.
Pearl Buck Center presented the following awards to its business partners.
Previous honorees include Pearl Buck, Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower, Marian Anderson, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Virginia Thornburg, and Teresa Heinz.