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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 104,662 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Marcel Schwob is the 1,770th most popular writer (down from 1,736th in 2019), the 1,981st most popular biography from France (down from 1,906th in 2019) and the 251st most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Marcel Schwob ranks 1,770 out of 5,755Before him are Gregory Tsamblak, Tonino Guerra, José Luis de Vilallonga, 9th Marquess of Castellbell, Patricia Cornwell, Thomas Wyatt, and Raymond E. Feist. After him are Edmond Hamilton, Josep Pla, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Stanisław Wyspiański, Christian Jacq, and Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal.

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Among people born in 1867, Marcel Schwob ranks 52Before him are Charles Koechlin, Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Jeanne Lanvin, Masaoka Shiki, Henry L. Stimson, and Mikhail Eisenstein. After him are Elvira Madigan, Sundance Kid, Hiranuma Kiichirō, Sister Nivedita, Henri Gouraud, and Carl Laemmle. Among people deceased in 1905, Marcel Schwob ranks 27Before him are Hudson Taylor, Ivan Sechenov, Alphonse Allais, Oswald Achenbach, Albert von Kölliker, and Adolf Bastian. After him are Infanta Amalia of Spain, Anton Ažbe, George MacDonald, Carmine Crocco, Lew Wallace, and Tippu Tip.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marcel Schwob ranks 1,981 out of 6,011Before him are Jacques Claude Marie Vincent de Gournay (1712), Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1937), Peter II of Courtenay (1155), Louis-Joseph de Montcalm (1712), Édouard Séguin (1812), and Pierre de Castelnau (1170). After him are Jean II Le Maingre (1366), Brigitte Fossey (1946), Jean Hyppolite (1907), Emmanuelle Seigner (1966), Christian Jacq (1947), and Alain Cuny (1908).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Marcel Schwob ranks 251Before him are François Pierre La Varenne (1618), Guillaume de Lorris (1200), Jules Romains (1885), Sophie de Condorcet (1764), Pierre Plantard (1920), and Pierre Reverdy (1889). After him are Christian Jacq (1947), Thomas Merton (1915), Théodore de Banville (1823), Joseph Joubert (1754), Prosper of Aquitaine (390), and Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de Genlis (1746).