Pearl S. Buck(1892 – 1973) was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. As a child, she grew up in China, which influenced writings and world view.
She started multiple foundations, including the East West Foundation, the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, and the Welcome House. Additionally, she received the Pulitzer Prize and Howells medal for her most popular novel, The Good Earth. Always a humanitarian, ever a feminist, here are inspirational quotes by Pearl S. Buck for you to ponder and enjoy. Read More→
It’s always fascinating to come upon a review by one classic author of the work of another. In this case, Dorothy Parker’s review of Ice Palace by Edna Ferber (1957), one of her behemoth later novels, gets the acid-penned treatment.
Of the two authors, Parker is the one who has been more enduring; in their time, Ferber was one of the richest, most successful writers, something to which Parker hilariously eludes. Keep in mind that when Ice Palace was published in 1957, Alaska was not yet a state (that would imminently happen in 1959). Read More→