James M. Cain

1892 - 1977

James M. Cain

James Mallahan Cain (July 1, 1892 – October 27, 1977) was an American author and journalist. Cain vehemently opposed labeling, but he is usually associated with the hardboiled school of American crime fiction and is seen as one of the creators of the roman noir. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James M. Cain has received more than 328,256 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,855th most popular writer.

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  • 330k

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  • 54.44

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, James M. Cain ranks 1,853 out of 4,883Before him are Jacob Cats, Jørgen Moe, Rhonda Byrne, Bion of Smyrna, Johann Nestroy, and Theodore Sturgeon. After him are Nicolás Guillén, Tomé Pires, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Johann Jakob Bodmer, Eugene Nida, and George Adamski.

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Among people born in 1892, James M. Cain ranks 95Before him are Jack L. Warner, Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai, Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev, Walther Nehring, Djuna Barnes, and John Alcock. After him are Konstantin Paustovsky, Charles Vanel, Reinhold Niebuhr, Hermann Breith, Basil Rathbone, and Ivan Šubašić. Among people deceased in 1977, James M. Cain ranks 63Before him are Clementine Churchill, Yevgenia Ginzburg, Carlos Pace, Hanns Martin Schleyer, Marc Bolan, and Oskar Klein. After him are Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, Takeo Kurita, Kamal Jumblatt, Marien Ngouabi, Samael Aun Weor, and Félix Gouin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James M. Cain ranks 2,181 out of 12,171Before him are Henry H. Arnold (1886), Barry Manilow (1943), Theodore Sturgeon (1918), Wes Anderson (1969), Robert Mapplethorpe (1946), and Steve Carell (1962). After him are William M. Branham (1909), Eva Longoria (1975), Robert Garrett (1875), Darren Aronofsky (1969), Robert Stroud (1890), and Freddie King (1934).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, James M. Cain ranks 218Before him are Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), Taliesin (518), Langston Hughes (1902), John Barth (1930), Johnston McCulley (1883), and Theodore Sturgeon (1918). After him are Eugene Nida (1914), Fredric Jameson (1934), Siri Hustvedt (1955), Gene Wolfe (1931), Ross Macdonald (1915), and William Peter Blatty (1928).