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Pearl S. Buck

1892 - 1973

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Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973) was an American writer and novelist. She is best known for The Good Earth a bestselling 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 "masterpieces", two memoir-biographies of her missionary parents. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pearl S. Buck has received more than 1,790,843 page views. Her biography is available in 102 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 100 in 2019). Pearl S. Buck is the 212th most popular writer (down from 198th in 2019), the 180th most popular biography from United States (down from 167th in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Writer.

Pearl S. Buck was a prolific writer of novels, short stories, and essays. She is most famous for her novel The Good Earth.

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  • 102

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Among writers, Pearl S. Buck ranks 212 out of 5,755Before her are Henryk Sienkiewicz, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Colette, Wisława Szymborska, Ferdowsi, and Pierre Corneille. After her are Adam Mickiewicz, Arthur C. Clarke, Anna Komnene, Geoffrey Chaucer, Nizami Ganjavi, and Terry Pratchett.

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Among people born in 1892, Pearl S. Buck ranks 10Before her are Haile Selassie, Walter Benjamin, Louis de Broglie, Manfred von Richthofen, Ivo Andrić, and Zita of Bourbon-Parma. After her are Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Martin Niemöller, Oliver Hardy, Alexander Alekhine, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, and Sepp Dietrich. Among people deceased in 1973, Pearl S. Buck ranks 11Before her are Salvador Allende, David Ben-Gurion, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, and Fulgencio Batista. After her are Ivan Konev, Hans Kelsen, İsmet İnönü, Walter Ulbricht, Ludwig von Mises, and John Ford.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Pearl S. Buck ranks 180 out of 18,182Before her are Herbert Hoover (1874), Harvey Weinstein (1952), Jane Fonda (1937), William James Sidis (1898), Tom Cruise (1962), and David Lynch (1946). After her are Sigourney Weaver (1949), James Monroe (1758), Samuel Colt (1814), Richard Gere (1949), Carl Sagan (1934), and Ray Bradbury (1920).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Pearl S. Buck ranks 19Before her are Frank Herbert (1920), J. D. Salinger (1919), Dale Carnegie (1888), John Steinbeck (1902), Emily Dickinson (1830), and Herman Melville (1819). After her are Ray Bradbury (1920), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Philip K. Dick (1928), Coen brothers (null), Walt Whitman (1819), and Henry Miller (1891).