George Woodcock

1912 - 1995

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George Woodcock (; May 8, 1912 – January 28, 1995) was a Canadian writer of political biography and history, an anarchist thinker, a philosopher, an essayist and literary critic. He was also a poet and published several volumes of travel writing. In 1959 he was the founding editor of the journal Canadian Literature which was the first academic journal specifically dedicated to Canadian writing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Woodcock has received more than 89,240 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. George Woodcock is the 4,632nd most popular writer (down from 4,058th in 2019), the 373rd most popular biography from Canada (down from 320th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Canadian Writer.

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Among writers, George Woodcock ranks 4,632 out of 5,794Before him are George William Russell, Paula Hawkins, Qurratulain Hyder, Mirdza Ķempe, William Michael Rossetti, and Günther Jauch. After him are Earl Derr Biggers, Magdi Allam, Carlo Cassola, Albert Mol, Zofka Kveder, and Robert Hughes.

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Among people born in 1912, George Woodcock ranks 263Before him are Jadwiga Jędrzejowska, Niginho, Simón Lecue, Horace W. Babcock, Wálter Guevara, and Bernardino Echeverría Ruiz. After him are Alfredo Pián, György Sándor, Francesc Xavier Bultó, Øivind Holmsen, Richard Doll, and Nina Andrycz. Among people deceased in 1995, George Woodcock ranks 218Before him are Stephen Spender, Karel Píč, Elisha Cook Jr., Hideko Maehata, István Bárány, and Big John Studd. After him are Riccardo Carapellese, Giorgio Bocchino, Edmondo Fabbri, Phil Harris, Nida Senff, and René Bader.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, George Woodcock ranks 373 out of 1,130Before him are Anne Murray (1945), Rick Danko (1943), Steven Ogg (1973), Alissa White-Gluz (1985), Robert H. MacArthur (1930), and Rae Dawn Chong (1961). After him are Emmanuelle Chriqui (1975), Dean Butler (1956), Erica Durance (1978), Michael Hogan (1949), Maurice Prendergast (1858), and Roberta Bondar (1945).

Among WRITERS In Canada

Among writers born in Canada, George Woodcock ranks 24Before him are Steven Erikson (1959), Robin Sharma (1965), Anne Carson (1950), Michel Tremblay (1942), Nancy Huston (1953), and Marie-Claire Blais (1939). After him are Harold Russell (1914), Sven Delblanc (1931), Duncan Regehr (1952), Guy Gavriel Kay (1954), Robert J. Sawyer (1960), and Mark Strand (1934).