Marcel Schwob

1867 - 1905

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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, Alfonso Reyes, Roberto Bolaño and Patricio Pron. 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 92,817 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Marcel Schwob is the 1,737th most popular writer (down from 1,683rd in 2019), the 1,909th most popular biography from France (down from 1,798th in 2019) and the 247th most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Marcel Schwob ranks 1,737 out of 5,794Before him are Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Charles Paul de Kock, Jordan of Saxony, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, and Sebastian Haffner. After him are Baba Tahir, Kateb Yacine, Petros Markaris, Marquis de Custine, Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger, and Eustathius of Thessalonica.

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Among people born in 1867, Marcel Schwob ranks 54Before him are Charles Koechlin, Sundance Kid, Henry L. Stimson, Adam Stefan Sapieha, Carl Laemmle, and Masaoka Shiki. After him are Emil Krebs, Jeanne Lanvin, Mikhail Eisenstein, Hjalmar Johansen, Antti Aarne, and Arthur Rackham. Among people deceased in 1905, Marcel Schwob ranks 27Before him are Hudson Taylor, Adolf Bastian, Alphonse Allais, Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria, Ivan Sechenov, and Oswald Achenbach. After him are Anton Ažbe, Tippu Tip, Otto Wilhelm von Struve, Per Teodor Cleve, Carmine Crocco, and Infanta Amalia of Spain.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marcel Schwob ranks 1,909 out of 5,234Before him are Charles Cros (1842), Jacques Cathelineau (1759), Eric Abidal (1979), Charles Paul de Kock (1793), Marie Jeanne Baptiste of Savoy-Nemours (1644), and Constant Troyon (1810). After him are Anne Parillaud (1960), Gaston Planté (1834), Jean-Baptiste Regnault (1754), Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier (1605), Marquis de Custine (1790), and Claude Gensac (1927).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Marcel Schwob ranks 247Before him are Jacques Cazotte (1719), Jean de Meun (1240), Pierre Reverdy (1889), Augustin Barruel (1741), Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de Genlis (1746), and Charles Paul de Kock (1793). After him are Marquis de Custine (1790), Guillaume de Lorris (1200), Jean Bodel (1165), Benjamin Péret (1899), Jules de Goncourt (1830), and Henri de Régnier (1864).