Alan Paton

1903 - 1988

Alan Paton

Alan Stewart Paton (11 January 1903 – 12 April 1988) was a South African author and anti-apartheid activist. His works include the novels Cry, the Beloved Country and Too Late the Phalarope. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Paton has received more than 385,392 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,555th most popular writer.

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  • 390k

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  • 47.15

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  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.06

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Alan Paton ranks 3,546 out of 4,883Before him are Louis Paul Boon, Pepetela, Zülfü Livaneli, Slavenka Drakulić, Katherine Anne Porter, and Sara Lidman. After him are Kader Abdolah, William Gaddis, Karim Findi, Alphonse de Châteaubriant, James Agee, and James Krüss.

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Among people born in 1903, Alan Paton ranks 166Before him are Nancy Carroll, Julie Vlasto, Mary Norton, Josefina Pla, Georgy Beriev, and Nilo Murtinho Braga. After him are Humberto de Araújo Benevenuto, Wim Anderiesen, Lina Radke, Lajos Steiner, Pierre Veyron, and Theo Lingen. Among people deceased in 1988, Alan Paton ranks 121Before him are Pete Maravich, Alberto Uria, Sylvester, Herluf Bidstrup, Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, and Frank Zamboni. After him are Anatoly Levchenko, Pál Titkos, Phạm Hùng, Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás, Christian Matras, and Enzo Sacchi.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Alan Paton ranks 75 out of 220Before him are Breyten Breytenbach (1939), Gary Player (1935), Bevil Rudd (1894), Wilfrid Napier (1941), Abdullah Ibrahim (1934), and Oscar Pistorius (1986). After him are C. R. Swart (1894), Alice Krige (1954), Louis Raymond (1895), Helen Suzman (1917), Marlene Dumas (1953), and Ian Scheckter (1947).

Among WRITERS In South Africa

Among writers born in South Africa, Alan Paton ranks 9Before him are Nadine Gordimer (1923), Peter Abrahams (1919), André Brink (1935), Ronald Harwood (1934), Laurens van der Post (1906), and Breyten Breytenbach (1939). After him are Bessie Head (1937) and Athol Fugard (1932).