Isidore Ducasse (Montevideo, Uruguay, 4 de abril de – París, Francia, 24 de noviembre de ), conocido como Conde de Lautréamont, fue un poeta de . Leia as melhores citações do autor Conde de Lautréamont. Isidore Lucien Ducasse, mais conhecido pelo pseudónimo literário de Conde de. Author: Comte de Lautréamont Author Record # ; Legal Name: Ducasse, Los cantos de Maldoror [Spanish] () [as by Conde de Lautréamont].

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University of Nebraska Press. I read this with a bit more of a sense of obligation than pleasure – it takes some getting used to the cond of conventional narration, elaborately confusing sentence structure and other devices, which as Paul Knight’s introduction helpfully outlines, were intended to explicitly contradict the ideals of the 19th century novel.

I climbed the mountain until I reached the top: Let us start with a first proposition – that it is ‘important’.

French, Spanish and English. My skin is lutreamont with the scabs and scales of leprosy, and covered with yellowish pus.

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Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers. The brochures of aphoristic prose did not have a price; each customer could decide which sum they wanted to pay for it. This age needs no rhetoric, pomposity, complex sentences and epic similes. There is much ” black humor “; De Jonge argues that Maldoror reads like “a sustained sick joke”.

This seems to be situated as a root text for surrealism. This is a great book, though not flawless. Its more than weird, quirky stuff, its purposeful inversion of the connotations of traditional images–a giant dead crab riding on a black swan’s back.

Which is stronger, the advocacy of passionate and anarchic literature which peeks through the cracks of “poems,” or the surface moralizing and overt condemnation of all expressions of sorrow and negative passion On the contrary, he knows how to enlist our sympathy without seeming to do so.


Depending on laktreamont context of narrative voice in a given place, the first-person narrator may be taken to be Maldoror himself, or sometimes not. Maldoror inspired many artists: Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Please try again later. London Review of Books. Alternate version of this book. Yes, Maldoror is important if you are a specialist or interested in French literature and at two levels.

First published in I don’t think it’s fair to give a rating on this edition of the book because I did not read this edition. This book is incredible but the translation is really piss poor. Another representative example of the work’s strange episodes occurs in an early chapter: One thing is guaranteed — it will be somewhere in the darker recesses of the human psyche.

A family of toads has taken up residence in my left armpit and, when one of them moves, it tickles. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 2 May When they are three yards apart they suddenly and spontaneously fall upon one another like two lovers and embrace with dignity and gratitude, clasping each other as tenderly as brother and sister.

It is like the Bible in that respect – the sort of blasphemous implication that Isidore Ducasse the actual author might have appeared to revel in. To ask other readers questions about Maldoror and Poemsplease sign up.

For example, an early passage [c] warns the reader not to continue:. Contact our editors with your feedback. Maldoror’s embrace of evil — or, perhaps a better way of phrasing it, his resistance to God and man — is a commentary on the artist as much as on humanity. Hymn of Glorification to Lice.

One of the books on the David Bowie reading list, and I can see why Mr Bowie enjoyed this one, worth the time to read it. Milton did this definitively and better and everything else is just a foot-note to his Satan. Something about the description on the back lautreamontt captivated me: The work, however, remained a fragment. In it, a schoolboy named Mervyn returns home to his well-to-do family in Paris, unaware that Maldoror had been stalking him.


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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The author’s approach, and the nature of his topic, ensure that his writing will always remain somewhat mysterious and paradoxical. This appears to happen in Maldoror I perceived it as happening more frequently starting with “Book 3” of Maldoror and it is developed to its extreme when we laugreamont to the anti-book “Poems.

If you follow my prescription, my poetry will welcome you with open arms, as when a louse by its embraces cuts off the root of a hair.

Comte de Lautréamont

We see his macabre visions and get inside his head as he contemplates evil and the darker side of humanity. Maldoror reads like nothing before or since, vivid descriptions of vile, baseless acts of depravity and violence, inconceivable logic and strange desires to get closer to human thought and feeling at the same time as one is deeply revulsed by them. The section where I have never read anything quite like this.

I started to, and then the library copy had to be returned and either the library got rid of the copy or someone stole it. Thank you for your feedback.

The book’s central character is Maldoror, a figure of evil who is sometimes directly involved in a chapter’s events, or else revealed to be watching at a distance.