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Francois Coppee

Francois Edouard Joachim Coppee (1842 - 1908) was a French poet and novelist. Coppee was famed as le poete des humbles (the poet of the humble). His verse and prose focus on plain expressions of emotion, patriotism, the joy of young love and the pitifulness of the poor. He continued to write plays, mostly serious dramas in verse, two in collaboration with Armand d'Artois. The performance of a short episode of the Commune, Le Pater, was prohibited by the government in 1889.