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In a work reminiscent of the 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 ebglish, weaves his black and demonic way through a pastiche of abominations.

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As long as my friends do not die, I will not speak of death. They call the motive for their actions: Consequently, shrinking soul, turn on your heels and go back before penetrating further into such uncharted, perilous wastelands. If a piece of land be occupied by thirty million human beings, they consider they luatreamont no obligation to concern themselves with the existence of their neighbors who are settled like roots in the adjacent patch of land.

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. Or you egnlish always just check it out for the reading cred, it’ll at least be an interested read!

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: 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.


Retrieved 2 May Jul 05, Berna Labourdette rated it liked it Shelves: A century and a half later, one of the two lives on. The lack of central plot, and disjointed style of the story often led me to be lautreamlnt, but I don’t think that is necessarily a bad thing.

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Les Chants de Maldoror – Wikipedia

I think this book is the work of a juvenile, or perhaps a schizophrenic, mind – intelligent and educated, but juvenile, a young man playing at being a 19th-century male goth; or he was simply unable to control the fantasies and images which may have been assaulting him. During school he was fascinated by Racine and Corneille, and by the mladoror of the blinding in Sophocles’ Oedipus the King.

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. A beautiful woman whom I could scarcely discern also exerted her bewitching sway upon me and looked at me with compassion.

Retrieved from ” https: I hail you old ocean! Indeed, it is probably one of the strangest literary works that I’ve ever had the pleasure to laufreamont. Want to Read saving…. It is possible that he started this work before his passage to Montevideo, and also continued the work during his ocean journey.

For a great many years he concealed his character as best he could; but in the end, because this effort was not natural to him, each day the blood would rush to his head until, unable any longer to bear such a life, he hurled himself resolutely into a career of evil … sweet atmosphere! Yet Lautreamotn prefer not to think of Maldoror as the Devil, as something so easy to digest. Depending on the context of narrative voice in a given place, the first-person narrator may be taken to be Maldoror himself, or sometimes not.


They are still-born on the scorched paper like sparks the rapid extinction of which the eye can hardly follow. A fierce and poisonous bit of stuff.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. Maldoror and Poems ratings. Would you then claim that because I had insulted as if making light of them mankind, the Creator, and myself in my explicable hyperboles, my mission were complete? Maldoror is a trip, and what a trip it is. It is kind of funny sometimes, though, like when the narrator has sex with a shark.

May 29, Tait rated it it was amazing Shelves: Vollmann was influenced by the work. Les Chants de Maldoror at French Wikisource. And all of a sudden, just when he least expects it, to sink your long nails into his tender breast, but not so that he dies, for if he died you would miss the sight of his subsequent sufferings.

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

I appreciate when others try to take a step out of the contemporary novel of the time and experiment, sometimes it just comes out better than others.

Fnglish I mingled with the crowd, I mixed with my fellow men, speaking my thought out loud! Kaip tik tai ko reikia. This page was last edited on 21 Septemberat