Maxime du Camp

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Maxime Du Camp was a French journalist, poet, novelist, photographer, traveller and historian, born February 8, 1822, in Paris. His literary output was met with high appreciation during his lifetime, but he has fallen into near-oblivion today. On the one hand, he was an important figure of the intellectual scene of the mid nineteenth century in Paris, as seen for example in his position as one of the editors of the important Revue de Paris. This caused him to be sought after by writers and poets such as Charles Baudelaire, then a marginal figure, who dedicated the closing poem of Les Fleurs du mal [The Flowers of Evil)] “Le Voyage” (cf. Baudelaire 1975, 129–34), to him. On the other hand, …

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Citation: Raic, Monika. "Maxime du Camp". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 September 2018 [, accessed 25 September 2023.]

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