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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It’s like one of the more ridiculous sections of Naked Lunchbut for pages.

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

Hyde, he is the bad in every one of us, the dark side. The reason I find Les Chants entertaining, rather than unbearable, is that they are, for ed most part, [intentionally] over-the-top, bizarre and vaudeville; and they feature a main character so thoroughly dastardly, such that even the nastiest bits are absurd or almost farcical. Other pervasive themes include homosexualityblasphemyand violent crimeoften directed against children.

Feb 13, Dusty rated it it was ok. Other anecdotes are more directly pertinent to the work. Get to Know Us. Moreover, there is one quite chilling scene in which he endeavors to tempt a young boy into murdering someone who has wronged him. And it said to me: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Surrealism was meant to be always in flux—to be more modern than modern—and so it was natural there should be a rapid shuffling of the philosophy as new challenges arose.


He could look squarely at that which others had merely given a passing glance. Michel Houellebecq 2 After reading the last part of “Les Chants de Maldoror” I thought of giving up literature due to embarrassment of my own literary achievements.

With some exceptions, most chapters consist of a single, lengthy paragraph. Maldoror is so ridiculous, his spoutings so inane and stupid, that it’s hard to take him seriously but lautrezmont this day and age with our glorification of the villain and the now rancid banality of evil, it seems that people might be missing the point here.


Maldoror is a trip, and what a trip it is. Yet I prefer not to think of Maldoror as the Devil, as something so easy to digest.

And nowhere is this more clearly articulated than in the following passage, which I’ve drawn from the Fourth Canto: Indeed, ccantos is probably one of the strangest literary works that I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. Les Chantes de Maldoror is best known for the praise afforded to it by the Surrealists. The world of mostly male Literature experts applaud wildly and buys every copy printed.

Les Chants de Maldoror – Wikipedia

On seeing these spectacles, I wanted to laugh with the others, but such a strange imitation was impossible, so I took a sharp-edged penknife and slit my flesh in the two places my lips joined.

Maldoror lautrexmont Mervyn a love letterrequesting to meet, and Mervyn replies and accepts. Very little is known about Isidore’s childhood, except that he was baptized on 16 November in the cathedral of Montevideo and that his mother died soon afterwards, probably due to an epidemic.


I cannot, cannot satisfy this need. Whereas Burroughs gleefully wallows in confusion and irreverence, Ducasse seems driven, at the end of the day, by a powerful sense of morality. Translated by Knight, Paul. Aug 17, Nevcihan Oktar rated it it was amazing.

Today, this Isidore-Lucien Ducasse, the author’s real name, lived during a time, the midth century, without an Internet, television, movies or cable without even the Syfi Channel, home of the ‘Sharknado’ http: Parts one through six consist of fourteen, sixteen, ma,doror, eight, seven and ten chapters, respectively. The beginning of Canto the First:: I was sure that the author had to be in bad health when he cnatos this; when I read his bio what there isapparently it may have been as bad as I guessed – even if he only starved to death from Napoleon’s war – but I suspect he was diseased as well.

Mind one of them does not escape and come and scratch the inside of your ear with its mouth; for it maldoor then be able to enter your brain. Sometimes you fuck sharks after shipwrecks. Ducasse was born on 4 Aprilin Montevideo.