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Poetry
  • Author:
    Comte de Lautreamont,Guy Wernham
  • ISBN:
    0811200825
  • ISBN13:
    978-0811200820
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    New Directions (January 17, 1965)
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    342 pages
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    Poetry
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Find all the books, read about the author, and more Little is known of the author of Maldoror, Isidore Ducasse, self-styled Comte de Lautréamont, except that he was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1846.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. I like Lautreamont a lot. He taught me how important and how possible it was to write a sentence that is just gorgeous. Actually, I’m about overdue for a rereading of Maldoror I’d like to pick up a few tricks from that book again. The expression of a revelation so complete it seems to exceed human potential. Little is known of the author of Maldoror, Isidore Ducasse, self-styled Comte de Lautréamont, except that he was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1846 and died in Paris at the age of twenty-four.

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Les Chants de Maldoror (The Songs of Maldoror) is a French poetic novel, or a long prose poem. It was written and published between 1868 and 1869 by the Comte de Lautréamont, the nom de plume of the Uruguayan-born French writer Isidore Lucien Ducasse. The work concerns the misanthropic, misotheistic character of Maldoror, a figure of evil who has renounced conventional morality.

Start by marking Maldoror: (Les Chants de Maldoror) (New Directions Paperbook) as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. 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. Maldororis a long narrative prose poem which celebrates the principle of Evil in an elaborate style and with a passion akin to religions fanaticism.

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comte de Lautréamont. Little is known of the author of Maldoror, Isidore Ducasse, self-styled Comte de Lautreamont, except that he was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1846 and died in Paris at the age of twenty-four. Guy Wernham, perhaps best known for his definitive translation of Maldoror, was associated with the Beat Poets.

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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.

The 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. It is a long narrative prose poem which celebrates the principle of Evil in an elaborate style and with a passion akin to religious fanaticism. The French poet-critic Georges Hugnet has written of Lautréamont: "He terrifies, stupefies, strikes dumb. He could look squarely at that which others had merely given a passing glance."

Little is known of the author of Maldoror, Isidore Ducasse, self-styled Comte de Lautréamont, except that he was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1846 and died in Paris at the age of twenty-four. When first published in 1868-9, Maldoror went almost unnoticed. But in the nineties the book was rediscovered and hailed as a work of genius by such eminent writers as Huysmans, Léon Bloy, Maeterlinck, and Rémy de Gourmont. Later still, Lautréamont was to be canonized as one of their principal "ancestors" by the Paris Surrealists.

This edition, translated by Guy Wernham, includes also a long introduction to a never-written, or now lost, volume of poetry. Thus, except for a few letters, it gives all the surviving literary work of Lautréamont.


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Maldoror is exquisite. Unlike any other novel, the only regret is this immortal author did not survive to see age 25. An unknown in his lifetime, Isidore Ducasse (Comte de Lautreamont was a pseudonym) was discovered and embraced by the 20th century Surrealists- who championed this as "the first Surrealist novel"- and by many, regarded as the finest imaginative effort ever to see print. "Maldoror" is unique, told in a language so rich as to beg belief. This timeless tale is tve rarest of literary jewels. "Maldoror" ranks among literature's most brilliant achievements. Not a single sentence fails to amaze. There is, quite literally, no other novel quite like it. A feast for the imagination, dripping with a shimmering beauty, drunk with imagry so rich as to be incomparable. This is, without exaggeration, a spectacular and unrivaled literary achievement. Nothing compares to "Maldoror" and no review can do it justice. It is unlike any other literary effort, this is an immortal triumph of ideas made magic in every page. Exquisite!
Uleran
Difficult sentence structure, often long
Nargas
finally got what i wanted through the mail in great condition! this will be my summer read, i learned about it in my Art History class, and anticipating its suspensful tale.
Nalmezar
Ok book. Old fashioned. What is it about? Some freak opposites himselves to a god and christian morale. Sometime it is very funny, sometime it is surrealistic, sometime it is sadistic, sometame it is boring and it is impossible to read ...

Not my kind of reading.
Gagas
It's been more than 20 years since I last read this great work, but the beauty of this work has never left me. Ducasse uses the greatest and oldest philosophical subject--that of good & evil in mankind--merely as a canvas to create his remarkable prose-poetry.

It's very difficult to even talk about this book due to the many levels of meaning contained within it. Additionally, this book is a collection of "songs"/poems that are each complete within themselves and can be read in any order; the individual prose-poems have enough in common to form a cohesive work, yet each is different enough to make generalizations of the work extremely difficult.

Another intriguing aspect of the work is how Ducasse speaks to the reader both as the author and as his anti-hero, Maldoror, blending the two "voices" in a way that is often disconcerting. I won't go too far into interpreting the book, but what some people seem to miss is that Ducasse uses Maldoror to represent some of the worst character traits of humanity in general. Maldoror is not some isolated evil individual at odds with mankind, but rather a symbolic character image of the intrinsic and often widespread evil that IS mankind!

This book is an intimate portrait of humanity's self-loathing, and yet it's far more than that. The way that Ducasse weaves together disparate ideas and images is extraordinarily beautiful. I see this book as a celebration of life through art, the triumphal beauty of the human imagination over the darkness that has characterized so much of human life and human history.
adventure time
If you're looking for a French edition of Les Chants de Maldoror (a work to read in the original if you can), this is the one to get. Jean-Luc Steinmetz, the editor of this collection, has also edited the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade edition of the complete works of Lautréamont, and his work here is outstanding. In addition to the texts of Les Chants de Maldoror and Poésies, this collection also includes the 1868 edition of Chant premier, which has some notable differences from the text of Chant premier as it appears in the 1869 first edition of Les Chants de Maldoror. Steinmetz also includes two of Lautréamont's apocryphal works as well as his correspondence. His introduction thoroughly covers the literary historical and biographical contexts for Maldoror, but his notes are by far the most valuable aspect of this edition. He glosses Lautréamont's frequently arcane vocabulary, provides the source texts for the passages that Lautréamont plagiarized and reworked from various literary and scientific texts, explains all of Lautréamont's many literary references and provides historical and biographical details wherever necessary. The notes never feel superfluous, however. I wish more editors of nineteenth-century literature in English were comparably judicious.
Madis
Not for the timid, Maldoror is one of the darkest and most provocative novels ever written. The Comte De Lautremont (Isidore Ducasse) was a favorite of the Surrealists for his fever dream depictions and nightmarish visions. Murder, blasphemy, violence and horror reign supreme in the charnel house world of Maldoror. Comparable to Sade, Maldoror is an unrelenting and unrepentant vision of glorious evil. Ducasse's malevolent creation makes the novels of today seem as child's play. This malignant book was banned soon after its first printing in France and remained so for years due to it's graphic and heretical content. Highly recommended for those desirous of a glimpse of the darkest recesses of the human soul.
You should own this book...and you should buy it right now if you don't own it.
Lautremont's epic prose poem dedicated to the subject of evil is probably one of the best surrealist works we've been lucky enough to have bestowed on us. It jumps all over the map, but it never once loses steam or sags under the weight of its subject matter. This is actually the only book I stopped reading halfway through and went back to the beginning so I could underline all the good parts. And there are a LOT of good parts. Even if you could give a whit about evil, you must sit in awe of the pure grace and strength of Lautremont's writing. It's like a pie made from the flesh of angels.
So dig in.