The New International Encyclopædia/Du Camp, Maxime

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DU CAMP, dụ käN, Maxime (1822-94). A French author, born in Paris. His more important books are: Paris: ses organes, ses fonctions, sa vie (6 vols., 1869-75), and a history of the Commune, Les convulsions de Paris (4 vols., 1878-79). His poems are gathered in Les chants modernes (1855), and Les convictions (1858). His best novel is Mémoires d'un suicide (1853). He wrote, also, Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie (1852); was one of the founders of the Revue de Paris (1851-58), and a frequent contributor to the Revue des Deux Mondes.