James M. Cain

1892 - 1977

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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 443,121 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). James M. Cain is the 2,020th most popular writer (down from 1,850th in 2019), the 2,536th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,181st in 2019) and the 242nd most popular American Writer.

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  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.42

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.31

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Among writers, James M. Cain ranks 2,020 out of 5,794Before him are Johnston McCulley, Charles Maturin, Maurice Sendak, Nelson Algren, Gaston Paris, and Matthew Arnold. After him are Eliza Orzeszkowa, Gottschalk of Orbais, Julian Tuwim, Neil Postman, Oscar Milosz, and Ahad Ha'am.

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Among people born in 1892, James M. Cain ranks 103Before him are Basil Rathbone, Richard Aldington, Hermann Breith, John Alcock, Ivan Šubašić, and Mahidol Adulyadej. After him are Charles Vanel, Takeo Takagi, Radola Gajda, Karl Lennart Oesch, Juan Belmonte, and Harry Dexter White. Among people deceased in 1977, James M. Cain ranks 74Before him are Jacques Tourneur, Princess Margaretha of Sweden, Carlos Pace, Félix Gouin, Erroll Garner, and Arsenio Erico. After him are Hamida Djandoubi, Samael Aun Weor, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Oskar Klein, Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani, and Nathan Homer Knorr.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James M. Cain ranks 2,536 out of 15,968Before him are Nelson Algren (1909), Harvey Cushing (1869), Esther Williams (1921), Ben Johnson (1918), Paul Rudd (1969), and Leonard Susskind (1940). After him are William Labov (1927), Paul Robeson (1898), David Strathairn (1949), Neil Postman (1931), Henry Silva (1928), and Philip Sheridan (1831).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, James M. Cain ranks 242Before him are Edward Gorey (1925), Nora Ephron (1941), Maria Shriver (1955), Johnston McCulley (1883), Maurice Sendak (1928), and Nelson Algren (1909). After him are Neil Postman (1931), Margaret Fuller (1810), Kate Millett (1934), Edward Bellamy (1850), Tony Robbins (1960), and William Moulton Marston (1893).