A. E. Coppard

(1878—1957) short-story writer and poet

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poet and short story writer. His first collection of short stories, Adam and Eve and Pinch Me (1921), established his name. Hips and Haws (1922) was his first collection of verse, and thereafter he produced a book almost every year until the early 1950s. The deceptive simplicity of Coppard's stories conceals a widely admired technical skill; many of his tales are set in robust country backgrounds, and display a deep sympathy for the oddity and misfit.

Subjects: Literature.

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