Mary Oliver

1935 - 2019

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Mary Jane Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019) was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Her work is inspired by nature, rather than the human world, stemming from her lifelong passion for solitary walks in the wild. It is characterised by a sincere wonderment at the impact of natural imagery, conveyed in unadorned language. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Oliver has received more than 1,319,107 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Mary Oliver is the 5,099th most popular writer (down from 4,429th in 2019), the 9,310th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,797th in 2019) and the 717th most popular American Writer.

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  • 19

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  • 1.56

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  • 3.90

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Among writers, Mary Oliver ranks 5,099 out of 5,794Before her are Ksenia Sobchak, Stephen R. Donaldson, Jun Maeda, David Halberstam, Andreas Eschbach, and Daniel Handler. After her are Abby Mann, John Greenleaf Whittier, Elizabeth Moon, Shin Kyung-sook, Iris Chang, and Christoph Ransmayr.

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Among people born in 1935, Mary Oliver ranks 364Before her are Larry Williams, Kazimierz Paździor, Jim Hall, Carol Shields, Dorothy Provine, and Sylvia Robinson. After her are Bob Denver, Egon Franke, Prem Chopra, Derek Kevan, Laurent Robuschi, and Usha Mangeshkar. Among people deceased in 2019, Mary Oliver ranks 417Before her are Elwyn Berlekamp, Lothar Kobluhn, Bernard Tchoullouyan, John Singleton, Guy François, and James Frawley. After her are Ilona Novák, Arun Jaitley, Neville Lederle, Gene Okerlund, Edward Seaga, and Peter McNamara.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mary Oliver ranks 9,310 out of 15,968Before her are James Frawley (1936), Doris Eaton Travis (1904), Steven R. McQueen (1988), Daniel Handler (1970), Bill Mulliken (1939), and Christopher Masterson (1980). After her are Henry Cabot Lodge (1850), Joseph Kruskal (1928), James Aloysius Hickey (1920), Kelly Clarkson (1982), Abby Mann (1927), and Warren G (1970).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Mary Oliver ranks 717Before her are George Alec Effinger (1947), Booth Tarkington (1869), Stephen Vincent Benét (1898), Stephen R. Donaldson (1947), David Halberstam (1934), and Daniel Handler (1970). After her are Abby Mann (1927), John Greenleaf Whittier (1807), Elizabeth Moon (1945), Iris Chang (1968), Robin Morgan (1941), and Wallace Stegner (1909).