William Gaddis

1922 - 1998

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William Thomas Gaddis, Jr. (December 29, 1922 – December 16, 1998) was an American novelist. The first and longest of his five novels, The Recognitions, was named one of TIME magazine's 100 best novels from 1923 to 2005 and two others, J R and A Frolic of His Own, won the annual U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Gaddis has received more than 281,019 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). William Gaddis is the 3,955th most popular writer (down from 3,546th in 2019), the 5,412th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,586th in 2019) and the 463rd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, William Gaddis ranks 3,955 out of 5,794Before him are Chandrashekhara Kambara, Alfredo Zitarrosa, Agustina Bessa-Luís, Bernard Maris, Daniil Granin, and Janko Kráľ. After him are Łukasz Górnicki, Len Deighton, Carlos Monsiváis, Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu, Yury Vlasov, and Judith Krantz.

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Among people born in 1922, William Gaddis ranks 249Before him are Charles Gérard, Leonel Brizola, Étienne Gailly, Ingvar Rydell, Karl Aage Præst, and Agustina Bessa-Luís. After him are Pino Cerami, Stellan Nilsson, Léopold Anoul, Ann-Britt Leyman, Sid Caesar, and Olga Guillot. Among people deceased in 1998, William Gaddis ranks 163Before him are Jean Shiley, Ludvík Daněk, Théodore Sindikubwabo, Nicholas Kurti, Viljo Heino, and Lev Dyomin. After him are Beatrice Wood, Tammy Wynette, Consalvo Sanesi, Åke Seyffarth, Mikio Oda, and Luis Cruz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Gaddis ranks 5,412 out of 15,968Before him are Virginia Rappe (1895), Gil Amelio (1943), Phylicia Rashad (1948), Mena Suvari (1979), Timbaland (1972), and Dan Bilzerian (1980). After him are George Crook (1828), T. R. Knight (1973), Brian Krause (1969), Allen Woodring (1898), Jay Miner (1932), and Braxton Bragg (1817).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, William Gaddis ranks 463Before him are Lester del Rey (1915), Jack Finney (1911), Lydia Davis (1947), Robert B. Parker (1932), Brandon Sanderson (1975), and Frank Norris (1870). After him are Judith Krantz (1928), William Dean Howells (1837), David Mamet (1947), Betty Mahmoody (1945), Tracy Chevalier (1962), and Margaret Weis (1948).