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 990,682 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Anne Sexton is the 1,980th most popular writer (up from 2,008th in 2019), the 2,482nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,381st in 2019) and the 234th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Anne Sexton ranks 1,980 out of 5,794Before her are Nicanor Parra, Antiphanes, David Burliuk, Feng Menglong, Raul Hilberg, and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko. After her are Alejandra Pizarnik, Honoré d'Urfé, Eugenio Barba, Fan Zhongyan, Thomas Kyd, and Abraham ibn Daud.

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Among people born in 1928, Anne Sexton ranks 158Before her are Vidal Sassoon, Gordie Howe, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Ardico Magnini, Luigi Colani, and Sid Watkins. After her are Al Lettieri, Tom Sharpe, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Juan María Bordaberry, Maurice Sendak, and Henry Silva. Among people deceased in 1974, Anne Sexton ranks 65Before her are Jean Daniélou, Nick Drake, Otto Braun, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg, Junio Valerio Borghese, and Eurico Gaspar Dutra. After her are Wolf Messing, Christine Chubbuck, Werner Lorenz, Kurt Atterberg, Maximilian de Angelis, and Pavel Bermondt-Avalov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Anne Sexton ranks 2,482 out of 15,968Before her are Archie Hahn (1880), Adam Levine (1979), Darryl F. Zanuck (1902), Peter Graves (1926), Screamin' Jay Hawkins (1929), and Steve McCurry (1950). After her are Joseph Stilwell (1883), Al Lettieri (1928), Debra Winger (1955), Andrew Cunanan (1969), Laurie Holden (1969), and Percy Sledge (1941).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Anne Sexton ranks 234Before her are Michael Cunningham (1952), Robert James Waller (1939), John W. Campbell (1910), Archibald Gracie IV (1858), Kathy Reichs (1948), and Suzanne Collins (1962). After her are Joan Didion (1934), Edward Gorey (1925), Nora Ephron (1941), Maria Shriver (1955), Johnston McCulley (1883), and Maurice Sendak (1928).