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A Week in Literary History

June 26th, 2002

In 1892, American novelist Pearl S. Buck (The Good Earth, 1931) is born in Hillsboro, W. Va. She will win the Nobel Prize for literature in 1938.

buck.jpgPearl Buck, b. June 26, 1892, d. 1973

Although Pearl Buck’s work has been ignored by the literary establishment, no one else has described rural Chinese life of the early twentieth century with more accuracy or compassion. In 1938 she became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature.

Suggested reading Novels The House of Earth Trilogy: The Good Earth, 1931; Sons, 1933; A House Divided, 1935. China Sky, 1941. China Flight, 1943. Letter from Peking, 1957. Biography The Exile, 1936. Fighting Angel, 1936. Autobiography My Several Worlds, 1954. A Bridge for Passing, 1962.

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