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The soul does not topple. The latter do not disturb people, are no more mistaken in their judgments on everything than others. The soul does not fall. He dreams the flowers dance round him in a ring like immense demented garlands, and impregnate him with their balmy perfumes while he sings a hymn of love, locked in the arms of a magically beautiful human being. A massive crowd gathers round the body. He was brought up to speak three languages: My dearest wish had been granted, I no longer belonged to mankind.

Moreover, he openly enjoys these activities, so that the book reads like an ode to cruelty and sadism.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. For a great many years he concealed his character as best he could; but in englosh 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! In Octoberat the age of thirteen, he was sent to high school in France by his father. Maldoror shoots shipwreck survivors as they crawl onto shore.


Jun 06, Hadrian rated it it was amazing Shelves: So it is with man, who has not the same motives as excuse. 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.

Comte de Lautréamont Quotes (Author of Maldoror and the Complete Works)

Aug 17, Nevcihan Oktar rated it it was amazing. Ducasse was a frequent visitor to nearby libraries, where he read Romantic literature, as well as scientific works and encyclopaedias. Up till now, misfortune has been described in order to inspire terror and pity. Like those dogs I feel the need for the infinite. Maldoror and Poems ratings.

Les chants de Maldoror

How lautramont 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. It is an ode to his hatred of humanity but still has a soft side.

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. Feb 04, Sinem A.

A century and a half later, one of the two lives on. Si no puedes llorar por los ojos, llora por la boca. 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. One day, a glazed look in her eyes, my mother said to me: The Songs of Maldoror Cover of the first French edition.


He approached me and held out his hand: The Surrealist Movement was born! Which is not maldorr say, of course, that it isn’t curious. For an instant you appeared, covered with the insignia of youth, within my enchanted horizon. Les Chants de Maldoror at French Wikisource. Mixed in with rebellion against man and Lautreamojt, I can see why this may suit those of a younger audience, mixed with similar feelings.

This astonishes me…I believed I was something more. Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors. Vollmann was influenced by engllsh work. Although obscure at the naldoror of its initial publication, Maldoror was rediscovered and championed by the Surrealist artists during the early twentieth century.

Want to Read saving…. In a work reminiscent of the sort of maldoroe 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. Hyde, he is the bad in every one of us, the dark side.

Hogs, when they look at me, vomit. Dent’s version, published by the Solar Nocturnal imprint of Solar Books.