Kathy Acker

1947 - 1997

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Kathy Acker (April 18, 1947 [disputed] – November 30, 1997) was an American experimental novelist, playwright, essayist, and postmodernist writer, known for her idiosyncratic and transgressive writing that dealt with themes such as childhood trauma, sexuality and rebellion. She was influenced by the Black Mountain School poets, William S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kathy Acker has received more than 770,836 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Kathy Acker is the 4,136th most popular writer (up from 4,764th in 2019), the 5,437th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,951st in 2019) and the 444th most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 770k

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  • 49.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.81

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

My mother
Romance fiction
Portrait of an eye
Women, Fiction, American Experimental fiction
Blood and Guts in High School
American Experimental fiction
In memoriam to identity
Great expectations
Literal Madness
American Experimental fiction

Page views of Kathy Ackers by language

Over the past year Kathy Acker has had the most page views in the with 90,118 views, followed by French (7,020), and German (5,570). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (102.74%), Southern Azerbaijani (81.53%), and Finnish (59.55%)


Among writers, Kathy Acker ranks 4,136 out of 7,302Before her are John Christopher, Jurek Becker, Tommaso Landolfi, Brigitte Hamann, Andrée Chedid, and Dominique Fernandez. After her are Klaus Rifbjerg, Aleksey Koltsov, Mirza Khazar, Detlev von Liliencron, Peter Dickinson, and René Wellek.

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Among people born in 1947, Kathy Acker ranks 410Before her are Rémi Brague, Afeni Shakur, Luis Ángel González Macchi, Miroslav Vitouš, Lynn Anderson, and Irmgard Möller. After her are Mirza Khazar, Candy Clark, Gerald McRaney, Herbert Mullin, John Larroquette, and George Sabra. Among people deceased in 1997, Kathy Acker ranks 187Before her are Tamara Tyshkevich, Bozorg Alavi, James Krüss, Alfredo II, Heikki Savolainen, and Jurek Becker. After her are Edmond Leburton, Daniil Shafran, Richard Jaeckel, Helen Jacobs, Eitel Cantoni, and Adriana Caselotti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kathy Acker ranks 5,437 out of 20,380Before her are John J. McCloy (1895), Babushka Lady (1930), John Ashton (1948), Richard Helms (1913), Joel-Peter Witkin (1939), and William R. Pogue (1930). After her are Henry M. Leland (1843), Mark Donohue (1937), Jennifer Esposito (1973), Vinnie Colaiuta (1956), William D. Coolidge (1873), and Ernest Fenollosa (1853).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Kathy Acker ranks 444Before her are Daniel Silva (1960), David Crane (1957), T. C. Boyle (1948), Lilian Jackson Braun (1913), Mona Simpson (1957), and Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906). After her are Glen A. Larson (1937), Nicholas Pileggi (1933), Hart Crane (1899), Conrad Aiken (1889), Leigh Brackett (1915), and Louise Erdrich (1954).