Kenneth Burke

1897 - 1993

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Kenneth Duva Burke (May 5, 1897 – November 19, 1993) was an American literary theorist, as well as poet, essayist, and novelist, who wrote on 20th-century philosophy, aesthetics, criticism, and rhetorical theory. As a literary theorist, Burke was best known for his analyses based on the nature of knowledge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenneth Burke has received more than 376,690 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Kenneth Burke is the 5,459th most popular writer (down from 4,996th in 2019), the 8,918th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,612th in 2019) and the 707th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Kenneth Burke ranks 5,459 out of 5,755Before him are Josipina Turnograjska, Axel Merckx, Kristin Hannah, Jun Maeda, Sam Houser, and John Jakes. After him are Albert Sánchez Piñol, David Storey, Pentti Haanpää, Nikolai Pogodin, Jean Dutourd, and Åsne Seierstad.

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Among people born in 1897, Kenneth Burke ranks 244Before him are Aneurin Bevan, Harald Strøm, Héctor Méndez, Conrad Nagel, Bert Schneider, and Charles Hartshorne. After him are Gregorio Fuentes, C. B. van Niel, Nunnally Johnson, Walter Winchell, Theodora Kroeber, and I. I. Chundrigar. Among people deceased in 1993, Kenneth Burke ranks 235Before him are Tony Barton, Cyril Collard, Heinrich Albertz, Jeanne Sauvé, Harvey Kurtzman, and Paul Grégoire. After him are Jim Pollard, Roger Michelot, Mary Philbin, Rok Petrovič, Edera Cordiale, and Frithjof Ulleberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kenneth Burke ranks 8,918 out of 18,182Before him are John Jakes (1932), William Beebe (1877), Michael Michele (1966), Rose Marie (1923), Bill Laimbeer (1957), and Gavin Newsom (1967). After him are Vincent Youmans (1898), Tim Holt (1919), Ariana Richards (1979), Jim Pollard (1922), Carl Anderson (1945), and Gary Rossington (1951).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Kenneth Burke ranks 707Before him are Akiva Goldsman (1962), Whittaker Chambers (1901), Robin Morgan (1941), Robert B. Sherman (1925), Kristin Hannah (1960), and John Jakes (1932). After him are Sylvester Graham (1794), Armistead Maupin (1944), Mary Oliver (1935), Philip Agee (1935), Julia Alvarez (1950), and W. S. Merwin (1927).