Thomas Wolfe

1900 - 1938

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Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was an American novelist of the early 20th century.Wolfe wrote four lengthy novels as well as many short stories, dramatic works, and novellas. He is known for mixing highly original, poetic, rhapsodic, and impressionistic prose with autobiographical writing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Wolfe has received more than 3,635,666 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Thomas Wolfe is the 418th most popular writer (up from 604th in 2019), the 402nd most popular biography from United States (up from 588th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular American Writer.

Thomas Wolfe is most famous for his autobiographical novel, "Look Homeward, Angel."

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  • 34

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Among writers, Thomas Wolfe ranks 418 out of 5,794Before him are Jacques Hébert, Ivan Goncharov, Ennius, Sergei Yesenin, Julio Cortázar, and Traudl Junge. After him are Thomas Bernhard, André Maurois, Osamu Dazai, G. K. Chesterton, William Makepeace Thackeray, and Phaedrus.

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Among people born in 1900, Thomas Wolfe ranks 21Before him are Vasily Chuikov, Margaret Mitchell, Jacques Prévert, Heinrich Müller, Dennis Gabor, and Sándor Márai. After him are Hans Fritzsche, Hans Adolf Krebs, Jan Oort, Giorgos Seferis, Kurt Weill, and Eyvind Johnson. Among people deceased in 1938, Thomas Wolfe ranks 14Before him are Béla Kun, Faustina Kowalska, Kanō Jigorō, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Karl Kautsky, and Robert Johnson. After him are Carl von Ossietzky, Alexei Rykov, Genrikh Yagoda, Muhammad Iqbal, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and Mary Mallon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Wolfe ranks 402 out of 15,968Before him are Paulette Goddard (1910), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Boris Johnson (1964), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), Jeff Bridges (1949), and Janet Leigh (1927). After him are Sharon Stone (1958), Little Richard (1932), Doris Day (1922), Mike Tyson (1966), Richard Kiel (1939), and Peter Fonda (1940).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Thomas Wolfe ranks 43Before him are Paul Auster (1947), Richard Bach (1936), Philip Roth (1933), Alvin Toffler (1928), Gertrude Stein (1874), and Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804). After him are Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Sylvia Plath (1932), Tom Clancy (1947), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), William S. Burroughs (1914), and Louisa May Alcott (1832).