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Charles Oscar Dugué

New Orleans

"This Franco-American poet-editor was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday, the May-day of 1821. He was educated, as is usual with our wealthier French Creoles, in France—the College of Saint Louis, in Paris, being his alma mater.

At the age of twenty-five he returned to the United States, and at once entered upon the practice of law in New Orleans, where he soon attained an enviable eminence." [James Wood Davidson, The Living Writers of the South 15 (New York: Carleton, 1849)]

H.L. Mencken in The American Language notes that Dugué was one of the principal French Louisiana dramatists of his day.

Oscar Dugué


Charles Oscar Dugué, Essais Poétiques (Nouvelle-Orléans: Impr. de A. Fortier, 1847)

_________________, Homo. Poëme Philosophique (Paris: P. Daffis, 1872)(Paris: Librarie Paul Daffis, 1976)


Charles Oscar Dugué, Mila; ou, La mort de La Salle, drame en trois actes et en vers (Nouvelle Orléans, Impr. de J.L. Sollée, 1852)