Comte de Lautréamont

Comte de Lautréamont was the pseudonym of Isidore Lucien Ducasse, an Uruguayan-born French poet whose only works, 'Les Chants de Maldoror' and 'Poésies', had a major influence on modern arts and literature, particularly among the Surrealists. His writing is known for its dark, Gothic themes and its defiance of conventional morality and aesthetics.


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  1. 1. Maldoror (Les Chants de Maldoror)

    "Maldoror (Les Chants de Maldoror)" is a poetic novel that explores the dark and surreal world of the protagonist, Maldoror, a figure of absolute evil who rejects God and conventional morality, often expressing a violent hatred towards humanity. The book is composed of six cantos filled with bizarre and often shocking imagery, which depict Maldoror's experiences in a world that he perceives as chaotic and indifferent. The novel is known for its vivid and often disturbing exploration of the human condition and its subversion of traditional literary norms.

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