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  • Los Cantos de Maldoror

    By Comte De Lautreamont

    Our Price: $12.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781540678843
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Maldoror & the Complete Works of the Comte de Lautreamont

    By Comte de Lautreamont

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781878972125
    • Publisher: Exact Change
    • Published: 2011
    The Ur-text of Surrealist inspiration, in the only complete annotated collection of Lautreamont's writings available in an English translation. Little is known about this pseudonymous author aside from his real name (Isador Ducasse), birth in Uruguay (1846), and pre-mature death in Paris (1870). The first publisher of Maldoror attached the following warning to readers: 'Only the few may relish this bitter fruit without danger.' Still dangerous for those whose imaginations soar with impunity, the name Lautreamont reads as a true sign for the abandonment of hope and the apprehension of all signs of life. 352p.
  • Maldoror (Les Chants De Maldoror)

    By Comte De Lautreamont

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811200820
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: 1966
    Maldoror is a long narrative prose poem which celebrates the principle of Evil in an elaborate style and with a passion akin to religions fanaticism. The French poet-critic Georges Hugnet has written of Lautréamont: "He terrifies, stupefies, strikes dumb. He could look squarely at that which others had merely given a passing glance." When first published in 1868-69, Maldoror went almost unnoticed. But in the 1890s the book was rediscovered and hailed as a work of genius by such eminent writers as Huysmans, Léon Block, Maeterlinck, and Rémy de Gourmont. Later still, Lautréamont was to be canonized as one of their principal "ancestors" by the Paris surrealists. This edition, translated by Guy Wernham, includes also a long introduction to a never-written, or now lost, volume of poetry. Thus, except for a few letters, it gives all the surviving literary work of Lautréamont.

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