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Maldoror: Les Chants de Maldoror

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Maldoror is a long narrative prose poem which celebrates the principle of Evil in an elaborate style and with a passion akin to religions 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." When first published in 1868-69, Maldoror went almost unnoticed. But in the 1890s the book was rediscovered and hailed as a work of genius by such eminent writers as Huysmans, Léon Block, 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.

Synopsis:

This macabre but beautiful work, , has achieved a considerable reputation as one of the earliest and most extraordinary examples of Surrealist writing.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811200820
Translator:
Wernham, Guy
Translator:
Wernham, Guy
Translator:
Wernham, Guy
Author:
Lautreamont, Conte De
Author:
De Lautremont, Comte
Author:
Wernham, Guy
Author:
Lautreamont
Author:
de Lautreamont, Conte
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Series Volume:
8728
Publication Date:
January 1965
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
342
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1 in 0.805 lb

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