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Les Chants de Maldoror

by: Comte de Lautreamont

Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation ()


Little is known about Lautréamont other than his grim and poetic rants left to us upon his death in Paris in 1870. Maldoror and other writings in this collection darkly depict L's hallucinations of self-annihilation and cruel daily existence. "If Lautréamont's erratic book has any lineage at all... it is that of insurrection." - W. Benjamin