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The great universal human family is a utopia worthy of the most paltry logic. Thus such elements as collage were introduced, arising partly from an ideal of startling juxtapositions as revealed in Pierre Reverdy’s poetry.

The beginning of Canto the First:: Would you then claim that because Malxoror had insulted as if making light of them mankind, the Creator, and myself in my explicable hyperboles, my mission were complete? At best, some really wonderful books are written. He tortures and kills male children, cuts up people after murdering them, shoots swimmers escaping from a shipwreck, disses god almighty himself, even spying on god while lovemaking which actually isn’t as interesting as it sounds – hint hint: Maldoror is primarily divided into six parts, or cantos ; these parts are further subdivided into a total of sixty chapters, or verses.

But get this into your head and never forget it: I think there are lots of satirical transformations of other authors’ philosophical writings and stories included I saw references on the Net from experts who say that Ducasse stole entire sections of material, verbatim, from other books of the timebut if so, there was almost nothing I found funny, clever or interestingly done.

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In a work reminiscent of ebglish sort of wonderfully mindless and meandering crap that you’d expect from a trench-coated, emotionally or sexually insecure teen, the titular Maldoror, shark-fucker and god-hater extraordinaire, weaves his black and demonic way through a lautresmont of abominations. Les Chantes de Maldoror is best known for the praise afforded to it by the Surrealists. Once his mental “illness” social abnormality joins hands with tuberculosis apparently a favorite of apocalyptic writers – this one here, Kamov, and many more!


Les Chants de Maldoror – Wikipedia

So it is with man, who has not maldorof same motives as excuse. For example in one chapter, [d] a funeral procession takes a boy to his grave and buries him, with the officiant condemning Maldoror; the following chapter [e] pautreamont presents a story of a sleeping man seemingly Maldoror who is repeatedly bitten by a tarantula which emerges from the corner of his room, every night.

Some episodes take place in a town or city, while others occur at a deserted shorewith only a few actors. I can imagine the shock of a 19th century reader. French, Spanish and English. For unless he is able to bring to his reading a rigorous logic and a spiritual tension equal at least to his distrust, the deadly emanations of this book will imbibe his soul as sugar absorbs water.

Are you tired of living, you who have barely been born? But it is merely twilight mist he embraces, and when he wakes their arms will no longer be entwined.

In defiance, the narrator instead hurls a large stone onto the glow-worm, killing it:. Published January 17th by New Directions first published How feeble, how ungainly man seems when compared to this creature, how unlike a God. To me, Ducasse appropriated the style of writing from the Revelations book in the Bible, wrote from a Lucifer follower’s viewpoint, and placed his nightmarish scenes dreams?

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What you say there, respectable man, is the truth; but, a partial truth. Les Chants de Maldoror. So why only three stars? Is it of value? He, however, found it quite natural to give himself death, deeming nothing on earth able to content him, and aspiring higher.


There’s no plot and no structure, just page after page of debauchery.

Comte de Lautréamont Quotes (Author of Maldoror and the Complete Works)

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 pain and cruelty. Cover of the first French edition. Other times you get your jollies squeezing out the skulls of small children. He could look squarely at that which others had merely given a passing glance.

Les chants de Maldoror

I think it is possible the author actually did some of these things in a manner with no fantasy elements or saw them done. My favourite example of this is when he breeds a pit of vicious lice, which he then lets loose upon the unsuspecting public. If you have been following my reviews for any length of time you will be aware that there are many things of which I am afraid.

We do not know precisely. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. They call the motive for their actions glory.

Los Cantos de Maldoror son publicados en y pasaron totalmente desapercibidos hasta que son desbloqueados por los surrealistas en Maldoror and the Complete Works 2, ratings. The swimmer is now in the presence of the female shark he has saved. Besides, from the spectacle of your fecund breasts emerges the notion of ingratitude, for one thinks immediately of those innumerable parents ungrateful enough towards the Creator to abandon the englisg of their sorry unions.

Neither the trees nor the winds have preserved it.