Pearl S. Buck Letter
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- Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker) (Person)
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In 1917 Sydenstricker married missionary John L. Buck; although later divorced and remarried, she retained the name Buck professionally. She returned to China and taught English literature in Chinese universities, where she took her master's degree in 1926. She began contributing articles on Chinese life to American magazines in 1922. Buck won a Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth (1931), a best-seller about a Chinese peasant and his slave-wife. In 1938, Buck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. She died March 6, 1973 in Danby, Vermont.
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- April 20, 2021: This finding aid underwent changes in Spring 2021 after a reparative archives review. The following link leads to the legacy version of this finding aid: http://library.uncg.edu/info/depts/scua/legacyFA/04.MSS178.legacy.pdf