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Pearl Buck program set

September 18, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Davis & Elkins College will present an "Evening with Pearl S. Buck" featuring oral historian and actress Karen Vuranch at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Boiler House Theater.

As the celebrated author, Vuranch relates the Asian culture through the eyes of an American woman living in China. Organizers said this presentation is a moving portrayal of one of the important women of the 20th century.

Pearl Buck was born in Pocahontas County and then lived in China for many years. A prolific writer, she published more than 100 novels, 73 short stories and more than 200 articles. She also translated books from Chinese into English and produced 16 films. This considerable body of work often deals with conflicts that arise when Eastern and Western cultures meet.

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Davis & Elkins College will present an ‘Evening with Pearl S. Buck’ featuring oral historian and actress Karen Vuranch.

Buck was also a social activist and humanitarian, speaking out on a number of causes, including civil rights, women's rights and children's causes. She won the Pulitzer Prize with her novel "The Good Earth" and was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Vuranch weaves together a love of history, a passion for stories and a sense of community. She is known nationally for her work, and she has toured extensively through West Virginia and the United States.

Anyone interested in ticket information can call 304-637-1212.



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