Maldoror and Poems
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Maldoror and Poems by Comte de Lautreamont
Book DescriptionInsolent and defiant, the Chants de Maldoror, by the self-styled Comte de Lautreamont (1846-70), depicts a sinister and sadistic world of unrestrained savagery and brutality. One of the earliest and most astonishing examples of surrealist writing, it follows the experiences of Maldoror, a master of disguises pursued by the police as the incarnation of evil, as he makes his way through a nightmarish realm of angels and gravediggers, hermaphrodites and prostitutes, lunatics and strange children. Delirious, erotic, blasphemous and grandiose by turns, this hallucinatory novel captured the imagination of artists and writers as diverse as Modigliani, Verlaine, Andre Gide and Andre Breton; it was hailed by the twentieth-century Surrealist movement as a formative and revelatory masterpiece.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140443424
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jan-1978
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Comte de Lautreamont
Songs of Maldoror, Paperback (July 2011)
Le Comte de Lautreamont was the nom de plume of Isidore Ducasse (1846-70), a Uruguayan-born French writer and poet whose only surviving major work of fiction, Les Chants de Maldoror, was discovered by the Surrealists, who hailed the work as a dark progenitor of their movement.
Maldoror, Paperback (February 1965)» View all books by Comte de Lautreamont
This macabre but beautiful work, Les Chants de Maldoror, has achieved a considerable reputation as one of the earliest and most extraordinary examples of Surrealist writing.
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