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Erskine Caldwell

1903 - 1987

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Erskine Preston Caldwell (December 17, 1903 – April 11, 1987) was an American novelist and short story writer. His writings about poverty, racism and social problems in his native Southern United States, in novels such as Tobacco Road (1932) and God's Little Acre (1933) won him critical acclaim. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erskine Caldwell has received more than 344,091 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Erskine Caldwell is the 1,062nd most popular writer (up from 1,629th in 2019), the 1,260th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,041st in 2019) and the 127th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Erskine Caldwell ranks 1,062 out of 5,755Before him are Mori Ōgai, Kobayashi Issa, Emil Ludwig, Alfred Brehm, Adalbert Stifter, and Velimir Khlebnikov. After him are Joan Didion, Guido Cavalcanti, Robert Graves, Leonid Andreyev, Adalberon, and Irwin Shaw.

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Among people born in 1903, Erskine Caldwell ranks 59Before him are Haldan Keffer Hartline, George Davis Snell, Irving Stone, Prince Charles, Count of Flanders, Vincente Minnelli, and Waldemar Hoven. After him are Giulio Natta, Raymond Radiguet, Maria Reiche, Aleksei N. Leontiev, Maud Lewis, and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1987, Erskine Caldwell ranks 32Before him are Joseph Campbell, Jacques Anquetil, Jean Anouilh, Nobusuke Kishi, Jaco Pastorius, and Georg Wittig. After him are André Masson, Anthony de Mello, Henry Ford II, Douglas Sirk, Didier Pironi, and Peter Tosh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Erskine Caldwell ranks 1,260 out of 18,182Before him are Walter Gilbert (1932), Donna Haraway (1944), Dwight Schultz (1947), David McClelland (1917), Alyson Hannigan (1974), and Timothy McVeigh (1968). After him are Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Chris Columbus (1958), Alan J. Heeger (1936), Lisa Kudrow (1963), John Forsythe (1918), and Joan Didion (1934).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Erskine Caldwell ranks 127Before him are Irving Stone (1903), Clive Cussler (1931), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), Will Durant (1885), Natalie Clifford Barney (1876), and Fredric Brown (1906). After him are Joan Didion (1934), Irwin Shaw (1913), Cormac McCarthy (1933), Edith Wharton (1862), Nora Roberts (1950), and Harry Harrison (1925).