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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 1,080,584 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Carson McCullers is the 1,228th most popular writer (down from 1,199th in 2019), the 1,535th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,389th in 2019) and the 149th most popular American Writer.

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

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Among writers, Carson McCullers ranks 1,228 out of 5,755Before her are Jeffery Deaver, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Forough Farrokhzad, Alexander Kielland, Ján Kollár, and Cornelius Gallus. After her are Victorien Sardou, Antipater of Sidon, Nizar Qabbani, Bolesław Prus, Al-Khansa, and Gottfried Benn.

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Among people born in 1917, Carson McCullers ranks 66Before her are Susan Hayward, Jane Wyman, Pál Maléter, Tove Ditlevsen, Henry Ford II, and John Cornforth. After her are Chung Il-kwon, Herbert Lom, Ettore Sottsass, Juan Rulfo, Magda Szabó, and Stéphane Hessel. Among people deceased in 1967, Carson McCullers ranks 52Before her are Lorenzo Bandini, Tamara Bunke, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, Gus Grissom, and Forough Farrokhzad. After her are Hugo Gernsback, Luigi Tenco, Jaroslav Heyrovský, Ed White, Zinaida Serebriakova, and Julien Duvivier.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carson McCullers ranks 1,535 out of 18,182Before her are Fats Domino (1928), Richard Jordan Gatling (1818), Husband E. Kimmel (1882), Beyoncé (1981), Janet Yellen (1946), and Dorothy Malone (1924). After her are Richard F. Heck (1931), Robert B. Wilson (1937), Brad Dourif (1950), Jennifer Garner (1972), Chief Seattle (1786), and Thomas J. Sargent (1943).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Carson McCullers ranks 149Before her are Marilyn vos Savant (1946), John Dickson Carr (1906), Dan Simmons (1948), Dean Koontz (1945), Betty Friedan (1921), and Jeffery Deaver (1950). After her are Poul Anderson (1926), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), Valerie Solanas (1936), Anthony Bourdain (1956), R. L. Stine (1943), and Robin Hobb (1952).