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Pearl Buck

1892-1973 - Nobel Prize 1938

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Pearl Sydenstricker Buck , better known as Pearl S. Buck ( Hillsboro , 26 June 1892 - Danby , 6 March 1973 ) was a writer, U.S. , winner of the Nobel Prize for literature .

As a child follows his parents, missionaries of the Presbyterian Church in China , where he spent his youth first Ching Kiang river Yangtze and then from 1900 in Shanghai . lived in China until 1933. At the age of 18 years back in the United States for study and in 1917 he married John Lossing Buck. She moved with her ​​husband to China, where he teaches literature at ' Nanjing University until 1934, when she is forced to leave the country because of retaliation against foreigners. Returning to the United States, continues to write and is dedicated to the protection of human rights, creating a foundation for the care of children in Asia. He died in 1973 .

In 1931 publishes The Good Earth ( The Good Earth ), his most famous novel, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931 and the medal of recognition from ' American Academy of Arts and Letters . Was taken from the novel 's eponymous film of 1937 directed by Sidney Franklin .

In 1938 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.


Including novels, essays, biographies and stories left more than 80 works. He also published plays, screenplays, children's literature.

Others of Angel warrior , 1936
Chinese sky (set in China)
Imperial Woman (set in China)
Scattered family , 1935 (set in China)
Children (set in China)
Relatives
The gift of a day
The dark flower , 1952
The fruit failure (set in India)
The secret of Christmas
The Seal (Death in the castle, 1965)
The Good Earth , 1930 (set in China)
The House of Flowers , 1968
The goddess faithful , 1972
The grand dame
The mother , 1934 (set in China)
His first wife , 1933
The Promise , 1943
The wisdom of Madame Wu
The love of Ai-Uan , 1939 (set in Japan)
The rainbow
The cinesine next door
My homeland
The girls of Madame Liang , 1969 (set in China)
Exile , 1936 (set in China. in a form that is between the original novel and autobiography, Pearl Buck recalls here the life of his mother, a woman who, following her husband, missionary to China, passing smiling, energetic, serene through the most incredible stories. Pages colorful, tragic, gay sometimes terrible alternate in this beautiful book that moved to the zeal that animates some feel the most alive and raised by the writer)
Letter from Beijing , 1957
Malvern
Mother and five children
Mandala , 1970 (set in India)
Miniature Christmas
This indomitable heart (set in USA)
Bridal Portrait
Breed of dragon , 1942
Three Boys and a buffalo
All under heaven , 1973
A bridge to the other side
Of Gods and Men
East Wind: West Wind , 1929 (set in China)
Anthologies containing his short stories [ edit ]
1981 - The heroes of the shadow. Anthology of the literature of espionage, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore
containing the story of man's enemies

Filmography

From the works of Pearl S. Buck, the film has drawn some movie scripts and screenplays:
The Good Earth ( The Good Earth ) by Sidney Franklin ( 1937 ) (based on the novel The Good Earth 1930)
The lineage of the Dragon ( Dragon Seed ) by Harold S. Bucquet and ack Conway ( 1944 ) (novel Line of dragon , 1942)
The hawks of the Yellow River ( China Sky ) by Ray Enright ( 1945 )
From the of Lee Sun-fung ( 1954 )
The Big Wave by Tad Danielewski ( 1961 )
Chinese history ( Satan Never Sleeps ) by Leo McCarey ( 1962 )
Guide to Vijay Anand ( 1965 )
The Gift of Douglas G. Johnson ( 1977 )
Pavilion of Women of Ho Yim ( 2001 )
The writer was also technical advisor to The Good Earth and executive producer of The Big Wave

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation. -- Pearl S. Buck


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