Marcel Schwob

1867 - 1905

Marcel Schwob

Mayer André Marcel Schwob, known as Marcel Schwob (23 August 1867 – 26 February 1905), was a French symbolist writer best known for his short stories and his literary influence on authors such as Jorge Luis Borges and Roberto Bolaño. He has been called a "precursor of Surrealism". In addition to over a hundred short stories, he wrote journalistic articles, essays, biographies, literary reviews and analysis, translations and plays. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcel Schwob has received more than 67,332 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,687th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Marcel Schwob ranks 1,685 out of 4,883Before him are Oliver Goldsmith, Hjalmar Söderberg, David Lodge, Juan Goytisolo, Richard Adams, and Gerald Gardner. After him are Robert Brasillach, Juan Donoso Cortés, Vasily Shukshin, Viktor Suvorov, Denis Fonvizin, and Raul Hilberg.

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Among people born in 1867, Marcel Schwob ranks 50Before him are Mikhail Eisenstein, Jeanne Lanvin, Charles Fabry, Charles Koechlin, Antti Aarne, and Masaoka Shiki. After him are Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Carl Laemmle, Julien Benda, Adam Stefan Sapieha, Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, and Arthur Rackham. Among people deceased in 1905, Marcel Schwob ranks 28Before him are Albert von Kölliker, Per Teodor Cleve, Oswald Achenbach, Adolf Bastian, Otto Wilhelm von Struve, and Ivan Sechenov. After him are Anton Ažbe, Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria, Tippu Tip, Carmine Crocco, Franz Reuleaux, and Lew Wallace.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marcel Schwob ranks 1,800 out of 4,109Before him are Marguerite Long (1874), Henri de Lubac (1896), Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (1724), Michel Barnier (1951), Edgard Varèse (1883), and Geoffrey II, Count of Anjou (1006). After him are Maurice de Broglie (1875), Louise de Coligny (1555), Charles Cros (1842), Robert Brasillach (1909), Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam (1464), and William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine (1024).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Marcel Schwob ranks 235Before him are Thomas Merton (1915), Jean-Jacques Ampère (1800), Jean Chapelain (1595), Monique Wittig (1935), Théodore de Banville (1823), and Gaston Paris (1839). After him are Robert Brasillach (1909), Pierre Lemaitre (1951), Henri Desgrange (1865), Madame d'Aulnoy (1651), Marcel Achard (1899), and Pierre Plantard (1920).

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