Pearl Buck


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Noun1.Pearl Buck - United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)
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The Pearl Buck Center in Eugene received grants for the following programs this year: Pearl Buck Preschool and Family Supports Program: Baker Family Foundation, $1,500; Bank of the Cascades, $1,000; Callan Family Fund, $4,000; Central Lutheran Foundation, $2,000; Charles D.
She also translated work by Pearl Buck, Alice Hazelton, Bernard Shaw, John Steinbeck, and others.
One of the people I write about extensively is Pearl Buck, who wrote The Good Earth [a novel set in a Chinese village pre-World War I] in the 1930s.
Novelist Pearl Buck and others perpetuated common myths about China among the American people before Mao came to power to change the long-perpetuated myths about the country.
Wall, Watchtower, and Pencil Stub" places many of the major writers of the time (Samuel Beckett, Richard Hillary, Norman Mailer, Pearl Buck, James Jones, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and others) into an entirely new context.
She gathers the wisdom of many wise women including Madeleine L'Engle, Laura Schlessinger, Erica Jong, Rachel Carson, Oprah Winfrey, Harper Lee, Lucille Ball, Mother Teresa, Pearl Buck, Cheri Huber, Julia Child, Drew Barrymore, and many more.
Of the classics we periodically read, standouts include A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith and The Good Earth by West Virginia native Pearl Buck.
As Pearl Buck said, "If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
He interviewed Kirk Douglas, Margaret Sanger, Pearl Buck, and Lillian Roth on The Mike Wallace Interview, which ran from 1957-1960.
But it is her latest book, Burying the Bones: Pearl Buck in China, that will be the main point of interest in Durham.
Another biography came out recently--Hilary Spurling's Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2010).
Spurling, a former literary editor of The Spectator, netted the biography prize for her book Burying The Bones: Pearl Buck In China.