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Oliver La Farge

1901 - 1963

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Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge II (December 19, 1901 – August 2, 1963) was an American writer and anthropologist. During 1925 he explored early Olmec sites in Mexico, and later studied additional sites in Central America and the American Southwest. In addition to more than 15 scholarly works, mostly about Native Americans, he wrote several novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Laughing Boy (1929). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver La Farge has received more than 60,560 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Oliver La Farge is the 5,339th most popular writer, the 10,795th most popular biography from United States and the 819th most popular American Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Oliver La Farge ranks 5,339 out of 5,794Before him are J. G. Farrell, Albrecht Behmel, Jay Asher, David Foenkinos, Jasper Fforde, and Anthony E. Zuiker. After him are Conn Iggulden, Richard A. Knaak, Guillermo Martínez, Kevin Poulsen, Kofi Awoonor, and Jennifer Egan.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1901, Oliver La Farge ranks 260Before him are Chester Morris, Francisco Guilledo, Alex James, John C. Stennis, V. Shantaram, and Donald Howard Menzel. After him are Adelaide Hall and Deborah Snyder. Among people deceased in 1963, Oliver La Farge ranks 167Before him are Jack Carson, Theodore Roethke, Herbert H. Lehman, Oscar Olson, Monte Blue, and Monty Woolley. After him is Thomas Griffith Taylor.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver La Farge ranks 10,795 out of 15,968Before him are Peggy Rea (1921), Tyler Blackburn (1986), Callie Khouri (1957), Donald Howard Menzel (1901), Sid Eudy (1960), and Lydia Lunch (1959). After him are Dana Vollmer (1987), Fred Wacker (1918), Margaret Qualley (1994), Matt Hughes (1973), Danica McKellar (1975), and Michelle McCool (1980).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Oliver La Farge ranks 819Before him are Ernest Cline (1972), Kathryn Stockett (1969), Alice Hoffman (1952), John Patrick Shanley (1950), Jay Asher (1975), and Anthony E. Zuiker (1968). After him are Richard A. Knaak (1961), Kevin Poulsen (1965), Jennifer Egan (1962), Ronald D. Moore (1964), Lauren Kate (1981), and John Seigenthaler (1927).