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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 1,759,404 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Raymond Carver is the 729th most popular writer (up from 752nd in 2019), the 834th most popular biography from United States (down from 807th 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 729 out of 5,755Before him are Klaus Mann, Phillis Wheatley, Mahmoud Darwish, Kang Youwei, Tatian, and Antonio Machado. After him are Julius Fučík, Alexander Griboyedov, Epicharmus of Kos, A. J. Cronin, Marie Mancini, and Alexander Litvinenko.

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Among people born in 1938, Raymond Carver ranks 49Before him are Otto Rehhagel, Michael Rockefeller, Frederick Forsyth, David Irving, Viktor Chernomyrdin, and Jiří Menzel. After him are Brian Dennehy, Ian Stewart, Lynn Margulis, Tomas Lindahl, César Luis Menotti, and István Szabó. Among people deceased in 1988, Raymond Carver ranks 15Before him are Robert A. Heinlein, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Chiang Ching-kuo, Kim Philby, and Roy Orbison. After him are Juan Pujol García, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Virginia Satir, Gert Fröbe, Felix Wankel, and John Holmes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Raymond Carver ranks 834 out of 18,182Before him are Melanie Griffith (1957), Estée Lauder (1906), William Howard Stein (1911), Margaret Brown (1867), Ed O'Neill (1946), and Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888). After him are James Cromwell (1940), James Earl Jones (1931), Robert Hofstadter (1915), Ike Turner (1931), Joe DiMaggio (1914), and Brian Dennehy (1938).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Raymond Carver ranks 85Before him are Neal Cassady (1926), Dashiell Hammett (1894), John Dos Passos (1896), Joseph Campbell (1904), Louise Hay (1926), and L. Ron Hubbard (1911). After him are Mary Higgins Clark (1927), Solomon Northup (1808), Sinclair Lewis (1885), Dalton Trumbo (1905), Stephen Covey (1932), and Sherwood Anderson (1876).