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Anne Sexton

1928 - 1974

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Anne Sexton (born Anne Gray Harvey; November 9, 1928 – October 4, 1974) was an American poet known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967 for her book Live or Die. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne Sexton has received more than 1,176,104 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Anne Sexton is the 1,936th most popular writer (up from 1,979th in 2019), the 2,507th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,481st in 2019) and the 230th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Anne Sexton ranks 1,936 out of 5,755Before her are Sanai, Theodore I, Jaume Cabré, Bella Akhmadulina, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, and Stefania Wilczyńska. After her are Mariano José de Larra, Rhonda Byrne, Jean-Dominique Bauby, Mohammed Dib, Niccolò de' Niccoli, and Tawfiq al-Hakim.

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Among people born in 1928, Anne Sexton ranks 154Before her are László Budai, Ali Kafi, Peter Naur, Joseph Kittinger, Gustavo Gutiérrez, and Alexis Korner. After her are Ulric Neisser, Jo Schlesser, Bob Cousy, Ralph Waite, Héctor Rial, and Pancho Gonzales. Among people deceased in 1974, Anne Sexton ranks 67Before her are Pietro Germi, Pavel Bermondt-Avalov, Junio Valerio Borghese, Georgios Grivas, Wolf Messing, and Eurico Gaspar Dutra. After her are Princess Patricia of Connaught, Aman Andom, Jean Daniélou, Werner Lorenz, Ayub Khan, and Marcel Achard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Anne Sexton ranks 2,507 out of 18,182Before her are Sam Wood (1883), Julian Schnabel (1951), William Baldwin (1963), Sean Young (1959), Susan Flannery (1939), and Will Ferrell (1967). After her are Frances Arnold (1956), Jane Darwell (1879), Robert Culp (1930), Dean Cain (1966), Thelma Ritter (1902), and Dorothea Tanning (1910).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Anne Sexton ranks 230Before her are Clarissa Pinkola Estés (1945), Kathy Reichs (1948), Nora Ephron (1941), Ross Macdonald (1915), Shirley Jackson (1916), and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815). After her are Kate Millett (1934), Tony Robbins (1960), Alfred Bester (1913), John Grinder (1940), Ed McBain (1926), and Chuck Palahniuk (1962).