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The Songs of Maldoror

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Le Comte de Lautreamont was the nom de plume of Isidore Ducasse (1846 70), a Uruguayan-born French writer and poet whose only surviving major work of fiction, "Les Chants de Maldoror," was discovered by the Surrealists, who hailed the work as a dark progenitor of their movement. It was in "Les Chants de Maldoror" that Andre Breton discovered the phrase that 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 ...

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The Songs of Maldoror
2011, Solar Books

ISBN-13: 9780982046487

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