Pearl S. Buck (26 June, 1892 – 6 March 1973) was an American author who wrote a lot about the Eastern culture. She was committed to improve the relations between the US and China.
- Pearl Buck was born as Pearl Sydenstricker. Her parents were Presbyterian missionaries and she grew up in China.
- The Sydenstrickers returned to their home in West Virginia after losing all but two of their children to tropical disease, but soon returned.
- The Sydenstrickers lived in a Chinese village (unlike other missionaries), hence Pearl spoke Chinese before she learned English.
- The author’s husband, John Lossing Buck, was an American agricultural specialist.
- She a Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Good Earth.
- She was also the first female to win a Nobel Prize for Literature.
- Buck was very protective of her private life, mainly to protect her mentally disabled daughter Carol.
- Buck’s autobiography, My Several Worlds, does not mention her husband or parents. The book is a detailed account, however, of the life of a parent of a disabled child.
- In the late 1940s MRs. Buck also wrote a trilogy under the pen name John Sedges.
- More than 100 works are attributed to Pearl S. Buck and over three hundred awards for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of improved race relations worldwide.
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