WRITER

Takiji Kobayashi

1903 - 1933

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Takiji Kobayashi (小林 多喜二, Kobayashi Takiji, October 13, 1903 – February 20, 1933) was a Japanese writer of proletarian literature. He is best known for his short novel Kanikōsen, or Crab Cannery Ship, published in 1929. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Takiji Kobayashi has received more than 85,916 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Takiji Kobayashi is the 2,832nd most popular writer (up from 2,956th in 2019), the 817th most popular biography from Japan (down from 749th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular Japanese Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Takiji Kobayashi ranks 2,832 out of 5,794Before him are Daniel Varoujan, Tudor Arghezi, Fritz Mauthner, Raffi, Richard Dehmel, and Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari. After him are Viktor Dyk, Bhavabhuti, Daniël Heinsius, Martin Gray, James Tiptree Jr., and Kálmán Mikszáth.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1903, Takiji Kobayashi ranks 139Before him are Dolores Costello, Nikolay Cherkasov, Frank P. Ramsey, Grigori Aleksandrov, Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis, and Joseph Cornell. After him are Ma Bufang, Diana Vreeland, Ferenc Nagy, Barbara Hepworth, Ary Barroso, and John Williams. Among people deceased in 1933, Takiji Kobayashi ranks 53Before him are Giovanni Giacometti, Anagarika Dharmapala, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Prince Alfons of Bavaria, Robert T. A. Innes, and Sen Katayama. After him are Princess Mathilde of Saxony, Albert Apponyi, James J. Corbett, Frank Jarvis, Boris Rosing, and Arnold Mendelssohn.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Takiji Kobayashi ranks 817 out of 5,560Before him are Sei Fuwa (1914), Akashi Motojiro (1864), Takaaki Kajita (1959), Arai Hakuseki (1657), Kanō Eitoku (1543), and Takayuki Kuwata (1941). After him are Keizo Imai (1950), Ichiji Otani (1912), Inoue Kaoru (1836), Takizawa Bakin (1767), Ashikaga Yoshikatsu (1434), and Shunsuke Kikuchi (1931).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Takiji Kobayashi ranks 63Before him are Kamo no Chōmei (1155), Yasushi Inoue (1907), Ōtomo no Yakamochi (718), Keigo Higashino (1958), Junji Ito (1963), and Naoya Shiga (1883). After him are Kan Kikuchi (1888), Ryōtarō Shiba (1923), Nobuko Yoshiya (1896), Tōson Shimazaki (1872), Banana Yoshimoto (1964), and Kafū Nagai (1879).