Pearl S. Buck

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American writer

Why Is Pearl S. Buck Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck , also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu , was an American writer and novelist. In October 1892, her family took the 4-month-old baby girl to China. As the daughter of missionaries to China, and later as a missionary herself, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang. The family spent their summers in a villa in Kuling town, Mountain Lu, Jiujiang, and it was during this annual pilgrimage that the young girl decided to become a writer. The Good Earth was the best-selling novel in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, Buck won the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces"; she was the first American woman to win the prize.

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What Are Pearl S. Buck's Academic Contributions?

Pearl S. Buck is most known for their academic work in the field of political science. They are also known for their academic work in the fields of literature and communications.

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