Les Chants de Maldoror - Comte de Lautréamont
Les Chants de Maldoror is a poetic novel (or a long prose poem) consisting of six cantos. It was written and published between 1868 and 1869 by the Comte de Lautréamont, the pseudonym of the Uruguayan-born French writer Isidore-Lucien Ducasse. Published 1868.
Considered to have been a major influence upon French Symbolism, Dada and Surrealism. Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, André Breton, Antonin Artaud, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Max Ernst, etc.
The narrative style is non-linear and often surrealistic. The work concerns the misanthropic character of Maldoror, a figure of absolute evil who is opposed to God and humanity, and has renounced conventional morality and decency.
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