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It’s not haunting, transcendent genius or anything like that, but it is some really impressive surreal writing, and it dwarfs the pale imitations people like Maurice Blanchot and Pierre Klossowski were churning out in France a half-century to a century afterwards.

Moreover, there is one quite chilling scene in which he endeavors to tempt a young boy into murdering someone who has wronged him. In a work reminiscent of lauteamont 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 pastiche of abominations.

It is an ode to his hatred of humanity but still has a soft side. Like those dogs I feel the need for the infinite. He could look squarely at that which others had merely given a passing glance.

Les Chants de Maldoror by comte de Lautréamont – Free Ebook

Return to Book Page. The Songs of Maldoror Cover enlgish the first French edition. Today, envlish historic opus of horrors is dull and boring, despite the subversive and gruesome subject matter. The second is that attained by great souls.

Heavy use of alcohol-drugs give a schizophrenic or psychotic madness to thoughts and dreams, too. For an instant you appeared, covered with the insignia of youth, within my enchanted horizon.

I can reduce its broad inanity to a few main themes: French Wikisource has original text related to this article: Other times you get your jollies squeezing out the skulls of small children.


A fierce and poisonous bit of stuff. Or as Lautreamont would put it, bad god. Open Preview See a Problem? Yet they do not do this out of cruelty. They look into each other’s eyes for some minutes, each astonished to find such ferocity in the other’s eyes.

Indeed, it is said in the text that evil thoughts exist in all men. The lack of central plot, and disjointed style of the story often led me to be confused, but I don’t think that is necessarily a bad thing. And they gaped back at me, without understanding.

A century and a half later, one of the two lives on. I will describe happiness in order to inspire their contraries. Be the first to learn about new releases! I am riddled with lice. Do not wake yet, I beg you. It was half a century ahead of its time, after all surrealists in the ‘s were the first one’s to consider it the visionary masterpiece that it is.

They have surveyed whatever man can malodror, find that they know all, meet in that same ignorance whence they started. Several of the parts begin with opening chapters in which the narrator directly addresses the readertaunts the reader, or simply recounts the englsh thus far.

We do not know precisely. Maldoror sits on a bench maldofor to an 8-year old and feeds him evil thoughts. Dec 03, [P] rated it it was amazing Shelves: So it is with lautrreamont, who has not the same motives as excuse.

Despite this, McCorristine also indicates that Man Ray and a few others were aware of the work c. A massive crowd gathers round the body. A Short Survey of Surrealism.

The horror stories we see now every day lautremont cable television, with vivid graphic gore commonplace and accessible to us sitting in our living-rooms would only be known to Ducasse either through conversation, pictures, books or having seen or done something similar in real life, in my opinion. Sure, at times he may have gone too far, but if you look through that, there is some quite memorable scenes in this maldorir.


The below quote in particular is relevant: Is it of value? I did not summon you. I thought only Led Zeppelin groupies did that. Maldoror shoots shipwreck survivors enblish they crawl onto shore. Throughout, Maldoror rails against human weakness of character, hypocrisy, hunger for fame and money, etc. My skin is encrusted with the scabs and scales of leprosy, and covered with yellow pus.

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

For example, an early passage [c] warns the reader not to continue:. Oh, and some hedgehogs hollowed out your scrote and live there now.

If a piece of land be occupied by thirty million human beings, they consider they have no obligation to concern themselves with the existence of their neighbors who are settled like roots in the adjacent patch of land. That said, history has shown the author was a huge influence on wonderful Surreal Art produced in later centuries. These animals are praised precisely for their inhumanity, which fits the work’s misanthropic tone:. Jun 06, Hadrian rated it it was amazing Shelves: How feeb If you lautreamnt been following my reviews for any length of time you will be aware that there are englksh things of which I am afraid.

Les Chants de Maldoror by comte de Lautréamont

Les Chants de Makdoror at French Wikisource. May your breast heave while pursuing the chimerical hope of happiness — that I allow you; but do not open your eyes. To label him thus is almost a kind of comfort.