Born Dec. 16, 1806, near Sarlat, department of Dordogne; died July 8, 1872, in Brunoy, department of Seine et Oise. French poet, songwriter, and fabulist.
Lachambeaudie participated in the July Revolution of 1830, dedicating to it the collection National Songs (1831), and then in the February Revolution of 1848 and the uprising of Parisian workers in June 1848. He was expelled from France after the coup d’etat of 1851 (Flowers of Banishment, 1852). Captivated by St.-Simonism and other currents of the Utopian socialism and communism of the time, Lachambeaudie in his songs called for a peaceful transformation of society on the foundations of justice and fraternity. He created the romantic fable with a sharp sociocritical, propagandistic tendency (Fables, 1839). N. S. Kurochkin, V. G. Dmitriev, and A. B. Gatov translated Lachambeaudie into Russian.
WORKSProse et vers. Paris, 1867.
Fables et poèmes. Paris, 1903.
In Russian translation:
[Stikhi.] In Poeziia frantsuzskoi revoliutsii 1848. Moscow, 1948.
[Basni.] Inostrannaia literatura, 1956, no. 12.
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Velikovskii, S. Poety frantsuzskikh revoliutsii 1789–1848. Moscow, 1963.
P. Lachambeaudie, poète périgourdin. Périgueux, 1907.
La Lyre d’airain: Poésie populaire et démocratique (1815–1918). Paris, 1964.
S. I. VELIKOVSKII