Home » Fiction & Literature » Le Comte de Lautreamont » The Songs Of Maldoror

May 17 , 2009

The Songs Of Maldoror


A new translation finally appears of one of the seminal books in the history of literature. Adored by the Surrealists, Les Chants de Maldoror was hailed by them as a dark progenitor of their movement, and its author, Le Comte de Lautréamont (Isidore Ducasse) elevated to the status of literary idol. It was in these pages that André Breton discovered the phrase which would come to represent the Surrealist doctrine of objective chance: as beautiful as the random encounter between an umbrella and a sewing-machine upon a dissecting-table. Artists inspired by Lautréamont include Man Ray, Jacques Houplain, Jindrich Styrsky, René Magritte, Max Ernst, Victor Brauner, Óscar Domínguez, André Masson, Joan Miró, Roberto Matta, Yves Tanguy and, especially, Salvador Dalí, whose nightmare painting Autumn Cannibalism adorns this new, definitive edition of a transcendent masterpiece. Bonus features of this special ebook edition include a foreword on Lautréamont and Sade by Paul Éluard; a new psycho-biography of Lautréamont; and a two-part analysis of Maldoror as surrealistic nightmare.

How to download book

Buy this book

You can buy this book now only for $8.09. This is the lowest price for this book.

Buy book

Download book free

If you want to download this book for free, please register, approve your account and get one book for free.


After that you may download book «The Songs Of Maldoror»:

Download XML Book:


Download Torrent:


Download MS Word:


Download Adobe DRM: