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Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

Nationality: American
Periods: American: 20th Century

Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Good Earth (1932) and the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1938)

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Pearl Buck
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1938/buck-bio.html
This site from the Nobel Foundation speaks about Pearl Buck's life.
Contains: Sketch, Pictures
Keywords: life, history, biography
 
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, 1892 - 1973
http://www.english.upenn.edu/Projects/Buck/
This site contain biographical information on and pictures of Pearl S. Buck.
Contains: Pictures, Full Bio
Author: Peter Conn
Keywords: life, history, biography
 

 
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Books and Articles about Pearl S. Buck
http://www.english.upenn.edu/Projects/Buck/books-about-psb.html
This site lists extensive print resources for the study of Pearl Buck's works.
Contains: Bibliography
Author: Peter Conn
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The Chinese Novel
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1938/buck-lecture.html
"When I came to consider what I should say today it seemed that it would be wrong not to speak of China. And this is none the less true because I am an American by birth and by ancestry and though I live now in my own country and shall live there, since there I belong. But it is the Chinese and not the American novel which has shaped my own efforts in writing. My earliest knowledge of story, of how to tell and write stories, came to me in China. It would be ingratitude on my part not to recognize this today. And yet it would be presumptuous to speak before you on the subject of the Chinese novel for a reason wholly personal. There is another reason why I feel that I may properly do so. It is that I believe the Chinese novel has an illumination for the Western novel and for the Western novelist."
Contains: Awards
Author: Pearl S. Buck
From: Nobel Lecture December 12, 1938
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