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Paul Goodman

1911 - 1972

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Paul Goodman (1911–1972) was an American writer and public intellectual best known for his 1960s works of social criticism. Goodman was prolific across numerous literary genres and non-fiction topics, including the arts, civil rights, decentralization, democracy, education, media, politics, psychology, technology, urban planning, and war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Goodman has received more than 253,026 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Paul Goodman is the 2,424th most popular writer (up from 2,541st in 2019), the 3,114th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,257th in 2019) and the 283rd most popular American Writer.

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  • 53.66

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  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.58

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  • 1.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Paul Goodman ranks 2,424 out of 5,755Before him are Isabella di Morra, Hamnet Shakespeare, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., George Meredith, Slavenka Drakulić, and Henry Darger. After him are Cornelia Funke, Tian Han, Okakura Kakuzō, Jørgen Moe, Jojo Moyes, and Patrick Pearse.

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Among people born in 1911, Paul Goodman ranks 117Before him are Alfredo Foni, Joe Rosenthal, Hans von Ohain, Renato Guttuso, Mikhail Yangel, and Joseph Luns. After him are Koçi Xoxe, Brunhilde Pomsel, Mstislav Keldysh, Merle Oberon, Gustave Gilbert, and Paul Carell. Among people deceased in 1972, Paul Goodman ranks 89Before him are Ivan Yefremov, Ernst von Salomon, Ralph Craig, Pierre Brasseur, James F. Byrnes, and Lee Morgan. After him are Leo G. Carroll, Ángel Romano, Fulbert Youlou, Dan Blocker, Joseph Paul-Boncour, and Milton L. Humason.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Goodman ranks 3,114 out of 18,182Before him are Charles Berlitz (1913), Frederick Law Olmsted (1822), Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809), William Levada (1936), Lauren Holly (1963), and Henry Darger (1892). After him are Nancy Fraser (1947), Miley Cyrus (1992), Lead Belly (1888), Emmylou Harris (1947), Ben Webster (1909), and William Wallace Campbell (1862).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Paul Goodman ranks 283Before him are Siri Hustvedt (1955), William L. Shirer (1904), Winston Groom (1943), Charles Berlitz (1913), Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809), and Henry Darger (1892). After him are Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), John Barth (1930), Neil Simon (1927), Jim Thompson (1906), Howard Fast (1914), and Richard Wright (1908).