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Viktor Shklovsky

1893 - 1984

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Viktor Borisovich Shklovsky (Russian: Ви́ктор Бори́сович Шкло́вский, IPA: [ˈʂklofskʲɪj]; 24 January [O.S. 12 January] 1893 – 6 December 1984) was a Russian and Soviet literary theorist, critic, writer, and pamphleteer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viktor Shklovsky has received more than 300,398 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Viktor Shklovsky is the 827th most popular writer (down from 741st in 2019), the 300th most popular biography from Russia (down from 243rd in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Russian Writer.

Shklovsky is most famous for his theory of ostranenie, or defamiliarization. This theory is a way of looking at art and literature as a means of seeing the world in a new way.

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Among writers, Viktor Shklovsky ranks 827 out of 5,755Before him are Zhang Sanfeng, V. S. Naipaul, Aelius Donatus, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria, and Bhāsa. After him are Laura de Noves, Frank Wedekind, Ban Gu, Ibn al-Jawzi, Madame Roland, and Ian McEwan.

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Among people born in 1893, Viktor Shklovsky ranks 36Before him are Lillian Gish, Leslie Howard, Mae West, Jomo Kenyatta, Prajadhipok, and Hans Fallada. After him are Edward G. Robinson, Lili Boulanger, Qazi Muhammad, Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, Miroslav Krleža, and Hattie McDaniel. Among people deceased in 1984, Viktor Shklovsky ranks 28Before him are Oleg Antonov, Pyotr Kapitsa, Carl Ferdinand Cori, Sam Peckinpah, Philippe Ariès, and Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet. After him are Martin Ryle, Ahmed Sékou Touré, Vicente Aleixandre, Stanislaw Ulam, Karl Rahner, and Jackie Coogan.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Viktor Shklovsky ranks 300 out of 3,262Before him are Dmitry of Uglich (1582), Nikolai Kondratiev (1892), Feodor Chaliapin (1873), Andrey Markov (1856), Viktor Vasnetsov (1848), and Ferdinand von Wrangel (1797). After him are Mykola Azarov (1947), Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1831), Vitaly Ginzburg (1916), Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (1605), Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov (1737), and Lydia Litvyak (1921).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Viktor Shklovsky ranks 32Before him are Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Ivan Goncharov (1812), Alexander Blok (1880), Alexander Griboyedov (1795), Alexander Litvinenko (1962), and Fyodor Tyutchev (1803). After him are Varlam Shalamov (1907), Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843), Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933), Arthur Adamov (1908), Henri Troyat (1911), and Nikolay Karamzin (1766).