Kenneth Burke

1897 - 1993

Kenneth Burke

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 268,794 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,368th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Kenneth Burke ranks 4,360 out of 4,883Before him are David S. Goyer, Guy Gavriel Kay, Kenneth Rexroth, Marie NDiaye, Stephen Vincent Benét, and James Herbert. After him are Gillian Flynn, Martin Litchfield West, Jodi Picoult, Algis Budrys, Nancy Kress, and Khushwant Singh.

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Among people born in 1897, Kenneth Burke ranks 189Before him are Alma Rubens, Max Newman, Dorothy Arzner, Charles Kingsford Smith, Jackson Scholz, and Nils Asther. After him are Robert Riskin, Margaret Chase Smith, and Hope Emerson. Among people deceased in 1993, Kenneth Burke ranks 181Before him are Wallace Stegner, Jeanne Sauvé, Mary Philbin, Alexis Smith, Ann Todd, and Irene Sharaff. After him are Arthur Alexander, Tony Barton, Billy Eckstine, Karl Gordon Henize, Utpal Dutt, and Hap Sharp.

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Among people born in United States, Kenneth Burke ranks 7,362 out of 12,171Before him are David M. Walker (1944), Roy Estrada (1943), Peter Pace (1945), Jim Ross (1952), Schelte J. Bus (1956), and Martika (1969). After him are Audrey Hollander (1979), Randy Spears (1961), Ana Brenda Contreras (1986), Sheree J. Wilson (1958), Edmund M. Clarke (1945), and Richard Riehle (1948).