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Charles Olson

1910 - 1970

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Charles Olson (27 December 1910 – 10 January 1970) was a second generation modernist American poet who was a link between earlier modernist figures such as Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and the third generation modernist New American poets. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Olson has received more than 219,832 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Charles Olson is the 5,735th most popular writer (down from 4,951st in 2019), the 10,445th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,344th in 2019) and the 794th most popular American Writer.

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  • 220k

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  • 40.73

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  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Charles Olson ranks 5,735 out of 5,755Before him are Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Antjie Krog, Brigitte Kronauer, Charles Eastman, Nicole Krauss, and Thomas Linacre. After him are Joan D. Vinge, Christina Hoff Sommers, Dora Marsden, Linda Maria Baros, Lady Charlotte Guest, and Eva Ström.

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Among people born in 1910, Charles Olson ranks 339Before him are Tyrus Wong, Freddie Wolff, Aldo Montano, József Várszegi, David Lack, and Ilona Massey. After him are Margaret Lindsay, Irene Sharaff, Hector Dyer, Govan Mbeki, Kitty Carlisle, and Károly Takács. Among people deceased in 1970, Charles Olson ranks 233Before him are Booker Ervin, John T. Scopes, Earl Hooker, William Daniels, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, and Maurice Stokes. After him are Preston Foster, William Beaudine, Earl Eby, Chester Morris, Feroz Khan Noon, and Richard Cushing.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Olson ranks 10,445 out of 18,182Before him are Otis Davis (1932), Tommy Kono (1930), Jolene Blalock (1975), Aimee Mann (1960), Saundra Santiago (1957), and Meg White (1974). After him are Thomas Mifflin (1744), John Kerr (1931), Pat Flaherty (1926), Max Martini (1969), Joan D. Vinge (1948), and Jill Kelly (1971).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Charles Olson ranks 794Before him are Crane Wilbur (1886), Lorraine Hansberry (1930), James Truslow Adams (1878), John Scalzi (1969), Charles Eastman (1858), and Nicole Krauss (1974). After him are Joan D. Vinge (1948), Christina Hoff Sommers (1950), Lisa Brennan-Jobs (1978), Stephen Vincent Benét (1898), Elizabeth Moon (1945), and Beverly Cleary (1916).