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Maurice Blanchot

1907 - 2003

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Maurice Blanchot ( blan-SHOH, French: [blɑ̃ʃo]; 22 September 1907 – 20 February 2003) was a French writer, philosopher and literary theorist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Blanchot has received more than 370,565 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Maurice Blanchot is the 621st most popular writer (up from 676th in 2019), the 733rd most popular biography from France (up from 756th in 2019) and the 102nd most popular French Writer.

Maurice Blanchot is most famous for his literary criticism, essays, and novels.

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Among writers, Maurice Blanchot ranks 621 out of 5,755Before him are Bai Juyi, Karl Kraus, Ivan Krylov, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Marcus Gavius Apicius. After him are Sin Saimdang, John Bunyan, Daphne du Maurier, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Hind bint Utbah, and Nikolay Chernyshevsky.

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Among people born in 1907, Maurice Blanchot ranks 31Before him are Horst Wessel, Fred Zinnemann, Bhagat Singh, François Duvalier, Sister Lúcia, and Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia. After him are Daphne du Maurier, Dora Maar, Solomon Asch, Burgess Meredith, Otto Ohlendorf, and Konstantinos Karamanlis. Among people deceased in 2003, Maurice Blanchot ranks 21Before him are Edward Said, Soong Mei-ling, Robert Kardashian, Otto Günsche, Gianni Agnelli, and Leopoldo Galtieri. After him are Elia Kazan, Richard Crenna, Compay Segundo, Franco Modigliani, Frederick Chapman Robbins, and Luciano Berio.

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In France

Among people born in France, Maurice Blanchot ranks 733 out of 6,011Before him are Charles-François Daubigny (1817), Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741), Eugène Edine Pottier (1816), Princess Augusta of Bavaria (1788), Rudolph of France (890), and Jean-Henri Fabre (1823). After him are Célestin Freinet (1896), Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824), François Jacob (1920), Thierry Mugler (1948), Jean-Pierre Melville (1917), and Louis, Duke of Orléans (1703).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Maurice Blanchot ranks 102Before him are Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922), Bernard Gui (1261), Ausonius (310), Eugène Sue (1804), Pierre Loti (1850), and Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741). After him are Edmond Rostand (1868), Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755), Frontinus (30), Georges Perec (1936), Alfred de Vigny (1797), and Raymond Queneau (1903).