R. A. Lafferty

1914 - 2002

R. A. Lafferty

Raphael Aloysius Lafferty (November 7, 1914 – March 18, 2002) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer known for his original use of language, metaphor, and narrative structure, as well as for his etymological wit. He also wrote a set of four autobiographical novels, In a Green Tree; a history book, The Fall of Rome; and several novels of historical fiction. In March 2011, it was announced in Locus that the copyrights to 29 Lafferty novels and 225 short stories were up for sale. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of R. A. Lafferty has received more than 110,329 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,331st most popular writer.

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  • 110k

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  • 16

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  • 2.79

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  • 2.78

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Among writers, R. A. Lafferty ranks 4,324 out of 4,883Before him are Philippe Delerm, C. L. R. James, Michael Swanwick, David Halberstam, Bess Meredyth, and Jeanette Winterson. After him are Douglas Coupland, Elvira Lindo, Sony Lab'ou Tansi, Daína Chaviano, Jurga Ivanauskaitė, and Daniel Goldhagen.

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Among people born in 1914, R. A. Lafferty ranks 247Before him are Robert Alda, Larry Adler, Sam Manekshaw, Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff Sr., Carl Foreman, and Wendell Corey. After him are Billy Eckstine, Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Forrest Towns, Julie Bishop, and Josh White. Among people deceased in 2002, R. A. Lafferty ranks 205Before him are Sam Snead, Pauline Chan Bo-Lin, Lonnie Donegan, Harold Russell, Neal E. Miller, and Johnny Unitas. After him are Vladimir Vasyutin, Katya Paskaleva, Daniel Pearl, John Gorton, Tom Dowd, and W. T. Tutte.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, R. A. Lafferty ranks 7,124 out of 12,171Before him are Wendell Corey (1914), Gray Davis (1942), Orlando Jones (1968), Katherine Moennig (1977), Caroline Aaron (1952), and Brad Garrett (1960). After him are Richard Dix (1893), Peggy Ann Garner (1932), Ann Richards (1933), John Ortiz (1968), Anthony Michael Hall (1968), and Billy Cunningham (1943).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, R. A. Lafferty ranks 545Before him are Thomas Berger (1924), Elizabeth Strout (1956), Michael Lewis (1960), Edward Abbey (1927), David Halberstam (1934), and Bess Meredyth (1890). After him are Bill O'Reilly (1949), Carol Shields (1935), Daniel Handler (1970), Elizabeth Gilbert (1969), Stephen R. Donaldson (1947), and Elaine May (1932).