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Rene Antoine Coulet du Gard, Algerian Writer, educator ( art: literature, Educated)writer, educator. Decorated Croix de Guerre, chevalier, then officier Palmes Academiques (France); recipient various literature awards, including Médaille de la Lángue Française, Académie Française, Paris, 1980, Prix d'Histoire Thiers de l'Academie Francaise, 1982.

Background

Gard, Rene Antoine Coulet du was born on December 29, 1919 in St.-Denis du Sig, Algeria. Arrived in United States, 1952, naturalized, 58. Son of Jean Marius and Josephine (Courbin) Coulet du Gard.

Education

Licence lettres, U. Paris, 1939. Master of Sciences, University Pennsylvania, 1963;Doctor of Philosophy, University Besancon (France), 1966.

Career

Free-lance writer and journalist, France, 1945-1947, Morocco, 1947-1952, United States, 1952-1957. Teacher Romance langs. Kimberton School, Pennsylvania, 1957-1963.

Associate professor langs. West Chester State College, 1963-1966. Associate professor of University Delaware, 1966-1980, professor, 1980^.

Author numerous books, including: French Place Names in the United States of America, 1974, Pleure Pas P'tit bonhomme (novel), 1977, Le prisonnier, 1978. LaCourse et la Piraterie en Mediterranée, 1979. Les Fruits Verts, 1980, Dictionary of Spanish Place Names in the United States of America, Volunteer I-V, 1982-1986,Une affaire de coeur, 1983, Dictionary of French Place Names in the United States of America, L'Université, 1987, La Rage (short stories), 1987, Vie et Mort des Indiens d'Amerique du Nord, 1989.

Contributor numerous articles, poems to professional, literature journals.

Works

Membership

Served with infantry French Army, 1939-1945. Member Society des Professeurs Francais en Amerique, American Association Teachers French, American Association of University Professors, Society des Gens de Lettres de France, Alliance Française Southern Delaware (president 1976-1979).

Connections

Married Donna Swartz Coulet du Gard, July 19, 1979. Children: Caroline-Avril, Jean-Christophe.

father:
Jean Marius Coulet

mother:
Josephine (Courbin) Coulet

spouse:
Donna Swartz Coulet du Gard

children:
Caroline-Avril Gard

Jean-Christophe Gard