Carson McCullers

1917 - 1967

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Carson McCullers (February 19, 1917 – September 29, 1967) was an American novelist, short-story writer, playwright, essayist, and poet. Her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940), explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts in a small town of the Southern United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carson McCullers has received more than 1,267,204 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Carson McCullers is the 1,530th most popular writer (down from 1,220th in 2019), the 1,877th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,535th in 2019) and the 165th most popular American Writer.

Carson McCullers is most famous for her novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

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  • 1.3M

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  • 58.33

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  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.41

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  • 4.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The member of the wedding
Loneliness in adolescence in fiction, Teenage girls, Girls in fiction
De ballade van de droeve herberg
The heart is a lonely hunter
Fiction, Teenage girls, Racism
Reflections in a golden eye
Married people, Fiction in English, Fiction
Clock without hands
Fiction, Race relations, Terminally ill
Set in Georgia on the eve of court-ordered integration, Clock Without Hands contains McCullers's most poignant statement on race, class, and justice. A small-town druggist dying of leukemia calls himself and his community to account in this tale of change and changelessness, of death and the death-in-life that is hate. It is a tale, as McCullers herself wrote, of "response and responsibility--of man toward his own livingness."
The ballad of the sad café
Social life and customs, Fiction, Translations into Korean

Page views of Carson McCullers by language

Over the past year Carson McCullers has had the most page views in the with 174,268 views, followed by Spanish (24,098), and French (16,909). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Mingrelian (295.27%), Russian (257.66%), and Breton (71.76%)


Among writers, Carson McCullers ranks 1,530 out of 7,302Before her are Camilla Läckberg, Jean François Paul de Gondi, Edward Albee, Juan Goytisolo, Catherine of Bologna, and Anne Desclos. After her are Rainis, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Asconius Pedianus, Andal, Kuvempu, and Giovannino Guareschi.

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Among people born in 1917, Carson McCullers ranks 81Before her are Henry Ford II, Maurice Trintignant, Alexander Schmorell, Stéphane Hessel, Alparslan Türkeş, and Pedro Infante. After her are Roque Máspoli, Cyrus Vance, Louis Zamperini, Yukio Tsuda, Ko Arima, and Hirokazu Ninomiya. Among people deceased in 1967, Carson McCullers ranks 69Before her are Günther Blumentritt, Basil Rathbone, Paul Muni, Marcel Aymé, Julius Schaub, and Géza Lakatos. After her are Walter A. Shewhart, Shukri al-Quwatli, Langston Hughes, H. H. Kung, Woody Guthrie, and Stanisław Sosabowski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carson McCullers ranks 1,877 out of 20,380Before her are Ben Carson (1951), Robert Ryan (1909), Edward Albee (1928), Pat Garrett (1850), Pat Riley (1945), and Betty Grable (1916). After her are Tony Shalhoub (1953), Walter A. Shewhart (1891), Richard R. Schrock (1945), Jack Daniel (1850), Richard Avedon (1923), and Stanley Kramer (1913).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Carson McCullers ranks 165Before her are Henry Steel Olcott (1832), Elizabeth George (1949), James Oliver Curwood (1878), Robert Jordan (1948), Nora Roberts (1950), and Edward Albee (1928). After her are John Dickson Carr (1906), Elizabeth Bishop (1911), Ben Shapiro (1984), Jeffery Deaver (1950), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), and Dean Koontz (1945).