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Indeed, it is probably one of the strangest literary works that I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. And one final point of contention: This book is consider the ancestor of surrealism, and having been written in the s was way ahead of its time.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. All the same, the lure remains, and I have often been tempted by it myself.

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They swim around lautreamot each other in sight, and each one saying to himself: Yet I prefer not to think of Maldoror as the Devil, as something so easy to digest. And Morality, who happened to be passing by ignorant of the fact that in its glowing pages she would find an energetic defender, saw it wending its way with a firm and direct tread towards the obscure fastnesses and the secret fibres of human consciousness.

Of course, maldoro infatuation is completely understandable: Apr 14, Nathan “N. Jul 05, Berna Labourdette rated it liked it Shelves: We may not like the Devil, but we do understand him. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Despite this, McCorristine also indicates that Man Ray and a few others were aware of the work c. Jan 23, Capsguy rated it really liked it Shelves: I was sure that the author had to be in bad health when he wrote this; when I read his bio what there isapparently it may have been as bad as I guessed – even if he only starved to death from Napoleon’s war – but I suspect he was diseased as well.


Les Chants de Maldoror – Wikipedia

Retrieved 2 May Parts one through six consist of fourteen, sixteen, five, eight, seven and ten chapters, respectively. Is it of value? On seeing these spectacles, I wanted to laugh with the others, but such a strange imitation was impossible, so I took a sharp-edged penknife and slit my flesh in the two places my lips joined.

Some of these authors ARE very good, and worthy of being respected as great writers if not family guysbut others seem to have become totally psychotic and took up a pen while blitzed or having an episode of mental derangement. Maldoror writes Mervyn a love letterrequesting to meet, and Mervyn replies and accepts. It might be a somewhat subjective and unprofessional thing to say, but I am certain that the writing process was exhilarating, and it could not have been so had it not been “burdened” by its classic form, since Ducass “The wish to be a pig is a desperation arising from the inability to be human.

Maldoror = Les Chants de Maldoror, together with a translation of Lautréamont’s Poésies

Mind one of them does not escape and come and scratch the inside of your ear with its mouth; for it would then be able to enter your brain. Apart from these opening segments, each chapter is typically an isolated, often surreal episode, which does not seem at first to be directly related to the surrounding material.


Then, with my arms, I put it on my shoulders. In particular, there is constant imagery of many kinds of animals, sometimes employed in similes. mzldoror

Los cantos de Maldoror

Read more Read less. In lateDucasse published anonymously and at his own expense the first canto of Les Chants de Maldoror a booklet of thirty-two pages which is considered by many to be a bold, taboo-defying poem concerning ed and cruelty.

As another example of a few Great Things developing from the lowest common denominator, out of the many college boys who went to Mexico after reading ‘On the Road’ by Jack Kerouac, hoping to find some girl-child prostitutes and guilt-free drug use instead of actually picking up on the author’s message about how destructive his life had been, some Kerouac admirers have gone on to be Genius Artists.

There’s no plot and no structure, just page after page of debauchery. In defiance, the narrator instead hurls a large stone onto the glow-worm, killing it:.

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Ducasse was a frequent visitor to nearby libraries, where he read Romantic literature, as cantks as scientific works and encyclopaedias. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Either way, I find it now to be—when not mildly absurd comedy—rather dull and trite. Les Chantes de Maldoror stands up on its own. So many people write, but so little is worthy… Why?