Raymond Carver

1938 - 1988

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Raymond Clevie Carver Jr. (May 25, 1938 – August 2, 1988) was an American short story writer and poet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Carver has received more than 1,427,987 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Raymond Carver is the 752nd most popular writer (down from 743rd in 2019), the 808th most popular biography from United States (down from 781st in 2019) and the 85th most popular American Writer.

Raymond Carver is most famous for his short stories that are often about the lives of working-class people.

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Among writers, Raymond Carver ranks 752 out of 5,794Before him are Tony Buzan, Mikael Agricola, Philippe Ariès, Alexander Blok, Maya Angelou, and Iris Murdoch. After him are Wilhelm Hauff, Agathias, Antoine Galland, Ismail Gaspirali, Antonio Machado, and Klaus Ebner.

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Among people born in 1938, Raymond Carver ranks 41Before him are Jean Giraud, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Rod Laver, Brian Dennehy, Diana Rigg, and Marina Vlady. After him are Frederick Forsyth, Fuad Masum, Abulfaz Elchibey, David Irving, Oliver Reed, and Lynn Margulis. Among people deceased in 1988, Raymond Carver ranks 14Before him are Nikolaas Tinbergen, Robert A. Heinlein, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Roy Orbison, and Chiang Ching-kuo. After him are Felix Wankel, Virginia Satir, Luis Barragán, Juan Pujol García, John Holmes, and Kim Philby.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Raymond Carver ranks 808 out of 15,968Before him are Kim Kardashian (1980), William Friedkin (1935), Joseph Campbell (1904), Kevin Kline (1947), Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (1918), and Maya Angelou (1928). After him are Donald A. Glaser (1926), Dave Brubeck (1920), Renée Zellweger (1969), John Kerry (1943), Percival Lowell (1855), and Dennis Rodman (1961).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Raymond Carver ranks 85Before him are John Dos Passos (1896), Neal Cassady (1926), John Fante (1909), John Jacob Astor IV (1864), Joseph Campbell (1904), and Maya Angelou (1928). After him are Nellie Bly (1864), Eleanor H. Porter (1868), Michael Crichton (1942), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), James Brendan Connolly (1868), and L. Frank Baum (1856).