Kenneth Rexroth

1905 - 1982

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Kenneth Charles Marion Rexroth (December 22, 1905 – June 6, 1982) was an American poet, translator, and critical essayist. He is regarded as a central figure in the San Francisco Renaissance, and paved the groundwork for the movement. Although he did not consider himself to be a Beat poet, and disliked the association, he was dubbed the "Father of the Beats" by Time magazine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenneth Rexroth has received more than 162,923 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Kenneth Rexroth is the 5,027th most popular writer (down from 4,350th in 2019), the 8,818th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,323rd in 2019) and the 690th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Kenneth Rexroth ranks 5,027 out of 5,794Before him are Can Dündar, Chaz Bono, Judy Blume, William Wallace Denslow, Javed Akhtar, and Theodore Roethke. After him are Oksana Zabuzhko, Emmanuil Kazakevich, Polly Samson, Chingiz Abdullayev, Göran Sonnevi, and Ha Jin.

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Among people born in 1905, Kenneth Rexroth ranks 297Before him are Óscar Bonfiglio, Helen Sawyer Hogg, Antal Kocsis, Tommy Flowers, Robert Bacher, and Anna Chandy. After him are György Kulin, Fidel LaBarba, Lila Lee, John Hoyt, Tex Ritter, and Pat Brown. Among people deceased in 1982, Kenneth Rexroth ranks 214Before him are Marty Robbins, Hugh Marlowe, Max de Terra, Ed Hamm, Reta Shaw, and Paul Lynde. After him are Gopal Swarup Pathak, Dorothy Round, Celia Johnson, William Cameron Townsend, Ruth First, and Rab Butler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kenneth Rexroth ranks 8,818 out of 15,968Before him are Ricardo Cortez (1900), Mark Valley (1964), Marissa Mayer (1975), Kieran Culkin (1982), Frankie Lymon (1942), and Chris Bosh (1984). After him are Fontella Bass (1940), Anthony Lake (1939), Lowell Sherman (1888), Wally Ris (1924), Loleatta Holloway (1946), and Napoleon Chagnon (1938).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Kenneth Rexroth ranks 690Before him are George B. Seitz (1888), Jodi Picoult (1966), Chaz Bono (1969), Judy Blume (1938), William Wallace Denslow (1856), and Theodore Roethke (1908). After him are Veronica Roth (1988), Tony Kushner (1956), Robert Cormier (1925), Walker Percy (1916), Zitkala-Sa (1876), and Mike Godwin (1956).