Maldoror = Les Chants de Maldoror, together with a translation of Lautréamont's Poésies

Maldoror Les Chants de Maldoror together with a translation of Lautre amont s Poe sies 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 o

  • Title: Maldoror = Les Chants de Maldoror, together with a translation of Lautréamont's Poésies
  • Author: Comte de Lautréamont Guy Wernham
  • ISBN: 9780811200820
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 Lautr amont 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, MaldorMaldoror 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 Lautr amont 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, L on Block, Maeterlinck, and R my de Gourmont Later still, Lautr amont 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 Lautr amont.

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    1. 1) Before reading Rimbaud I thought I would see fireworks; the problem was that I had read Lautréamont first. (Michel Houellebecq)2) After reading the last part of "Les Chants de Maldoror" I thought of giving up literature due to embarrassment of my own literary achievements. (André Gide [in a diary entry, in 1905])3) Lautréamont has been the biggest influence on my writing career. My books are toys for adults who have read Lautréamont. (César Aira)This book embraces both classical rules of [...]

    2. kötülük ve iyilik hakkında ortalama fikre sahip kişilerin uzak durması gereken ama okyanusun abislerinde kaybolmayı sevenlerin unutmaması gereken eserler bütünü.

    3. Well wasn't that a ride, boys and girls?Maldoror is a trip, and what a trip it is.Being 20, I enjoyed the adolescent tone and nature of this prose poem, however I can see how other readers may view it as nothing more than grotesque random scenes with at times almost incoherent babbling.The lack of central plot, and disjointed style of the story often led me to be confused, but I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing. I appreciate when others try to take a step out of the contemporary novel [...]

    4. If you have been following my reviews for any length of time you will be aware that there are many things of which I am afraid. Spiders! Fatherhood! Demonic possession! Death! Yet it is increasingly the shark that haunts my mind like he haunts the sea, silently slicing through the darkness until he is upon me, intent on ripping out my throat! He is a ghoul, shaped like a knife-blade. He is swift and agile madness, with the skin of an elephant and teeth like the sharpest shards of glass. How feeb [...]

    5. The beginning of Canto the First ::“May it please Heaven that the reader, emboldened and become of a sudden momentarily ferocious like what he is reading, may trace in safety his pathway through the desolate morass of these gloomy and poisonous pages. For unless he is able to bring to his reading a rigorous logic and a spiritual tension equal at least to his distrust, the deadly emanations of this book will imbibe his soul as sugar absorbs water.”The beginning of Canto the Second ::“What h [...]

    6. في رحلة لاكتشاف الذات، أبحث أنا أيضاً عن كائنات تشبهني، لوتريامون ليس كئيباً للحد الذي يدعون، ليس قبيحاً للحدّ الذي يصفون لوتريامون يصف معشار القبح الذي يزيّن وجه هذه اﻷرض لوتريامون يكتب عن أولئك الذي يبحثون بمشقّة عن النوم في سنيّ عمرهم الطوال ولا يجدونه! في النشيد الخامس [...]

    7. "The wish to be a pig is a desperation arising from the inability to be human."- Sreten Marić on Les Chants de MaldororThe six chants of Maldoror are an untouchable literal success through the scopes of dadaist and surrealist intention and Lautréamont's personal artistic catharsis. It might be a somewhat subjective and unprofessional thing to say, but I am certain that the writing process was exhilarating, and it could not have been so had it not been "burdened" by its classic form, since Duca [...]

    8. Klasik edebiyata ve edebiyatçılara bir isyan bayrağı niyetine yazılmış bir kitap. Yazar olarak kendisini ve okuyucuyu sınamak, sürekli ve sürekli zora koşmak isteyen bir hali var."Acıların ürünü olan ve artık acı olmaktan çıkmış deneyimleri akrtarın yalnız okuyucularınıza yalnızca. Herkesin önünde ağlamayın. Yazınsal güzellikleri söküp çıkarmayı bilmek gerek ölümün bağrında bile olsa: ama ölüme ilişkin olmayacak bu güzellikler." Arada bir metni ele [...]

    9. Otra de las figuras obscurecidas por su obra, si bien las dos pueden unirse, el falso conde nace en Montevideo en 1846, hijo de un diplomático francés, después de vivir en Uruguay algunos años, es enviado a Francia, primero a un colegio en Tarbes y enseguida al Liceo de Pau, que también era un internado. Conoce allí a Paul Lespes, condiscípulo, uno de los pocos que guarda memorias de un Ducasse adolescente (características que una vez más coinciden extrañamente con el célebre estereot [...]

    10. Les Chantes de Maldoror is best known for the praise afforded to it by the Surrealists. Of course, their infatuation is completely understandable: within these hallucinogenic pages, one may find the now famous line comparing beauty to "the random encounter between an umbrella and a sewing-machine upon a dissecting-table." But despite the obvious temptation, I strongly believe that we should avoid viewing Isidore Ducasse's magnum opus through the anachronistic lens of influence—i.e as a "dark p [...]

    11. Third line: "It would not be well that all men should read the pages that are to follow; a few only may savor their bitter fruit without danger."Well you know what mysterious French guy from the 1800s? I fucking loved it.I was assigned to read two short excerpts of this for class, and instead of getting through it with the minimum pieces of flair, I read the whole thing. I couldn't not (fuck you double negative police.) This book is consider the ancestor of surrealism, and having been written in [...]

    12. Good god. Or as Lautreamont would put it, bad god.Sometimes you fuck sharks after shipwrecks. Other times you get your jollies squeezing out the skulls of small children. Oh, and some hedgehogs hollowed out your scrote and live there now. Etc etc etc. When Lautreamont was a young man, he wrote some wild-ass surrealist shit that went on to inspire countless legions in France as well as a fair number of punk-rock types in the Anglosphere. It's not haunting, transcendent genius or anything like tha [...]

    13. This is THE BOOK! And when I say that, I mean it. Isidore Ducasse, Better Known as The Count of Lautréamont, is the "L'enfant terrible" by excellence. When you read the poetry of these pages, get prepared for all the misantrophy and rage emanated from the letters, but behind all you will meet the solitude of a young spirit confronted with the hipocrisy and banality of a cowardly society. Maldoror will make you laugh, cry, love, hate, live and die; he is the avatar of rebeldy, and with beautiful [...]

    14. روعة السرد النثري في أناشيد مالدورور لايستطيع المرءُ منها فِكاكاًمن أمتع ما قرأت وما وقعتُ تحتَ تأثيره كتبت بعد الفراغ منهُ نصّا شعرياً بعنوان هاراكيريهاراكيريما يعجَزُ الكركيُّ عن تردادِهِهُنا وهُناكيُغَنّيهِ في سَهمِ طيرانِهِ الطويل.أوَدُّ أن أبوحَ بِسرّيَ للبئرِأو أ [...]

    15. I'm not impressed. There's no plot and no structure, just page after page of debauchery. It's like one of the more ridiculous sections of Naked Lunch, but for 300 pages. It is kind of funny sometimes, though, like when the narrator has sex with a shark. I thought only Led Zeppelin groupies did that.

    16. Isidore-Lucien Ducasse, the author's real name, lived during a time, the mid-19th century, without an Internet, television, movies or cable (without even the Syfi Channel, home of the 'Sharknado' /title/tt2724064/ and '30 Days of Night' /title/tt0389722/ movies (view spoiler)[I have a point in including these two movies - the author writes a famous shark scene, and there is a scene of a spider sucking blood from a dreamer's neck (hide spoiler)].)Today, this historic opus of horrors is dull and b [...]

    17. Deha denenlerden. Gözlem gücü çok kuvvetli, bunları dışa vurması hakeza. Gerçeküstücülüğün yivini geleceği okuyabilmesi yönüyle eşleştirebiliriz. Boyut katabildiği bu alanda payını ancak realizm alabilmiş. Burada belki eleştirilebilir ama Lautreamont'un burada biz okuyucuları çift yönlü blokelediğini unutmayalım. Öncelikle Maldoror kötüye ait değil, kötü Maldoror'un parçası. Böyle bir şairanelikle bu konuyu kendisi aydınlatıyor. Sonrasında Lautreamont [...]

    18. "ذات يوم، قالت لي أمي، بعيون كابية: (عندما تصبح في سريرك وتسمع نباحات الكلاب في الريف، اختبئ في لحافك، لا تستهزئ بما يفعلونه: إن لديهم عطشاً لا يروى إلى اللانهاية، مثلك، مثلي، مثل بقية الآدميين، الشاحبي والطويلي الوجه. أعدك، حتى، بأن أضعك أمام النافذة لتتأمل هذا المشهد، السام [...]

    19. In a work reminiscent of the sort of wonderfully mindless and meandering crap that you'd expect from a trench-coated, emotionally (or sexually) insecure teen, the titular Maldoror, shark-fucker and god-hater extraordinaire, weaves his black and demonic way through a pastiche of abominations.I can reduce its broad inanity to a few main themes:Maldoror sits on a bench next to an 8-year old and feeds him evil thoughts.Maldoror shoots shipwreck survivors as they crawl onto shore.Maldoror fucks a sha [...]

    20. When I was at university, a TA in one of my poetry courses gave me this book and I was completely fascinated by it. Grotesque and macabre, Maldoror was something which seemed to me one-of-a-kind. Now, years later, I've revisited it: in short, I was not so enthralled this second time around. Perhaps its the fault of a modern sensibility, perhaps I'm a bit more cynical than when I first encountered Lautrémont. Either way, I find it now to be—when not mildly absurd comedy—rather dull and trite [...]

    21. Entirely unknown in its time, this work was eventually rediscovered by the surrealists who hailed it as one of the two masterpieces that informed their movement, especially the line: "The chance encounter on a dissecting table of a sewing machine and an umbrella." "The Songs of Maldoror" is a long imagistic prose poem about a relentless and possibly demonic anti-hero who has renounced God, mankind, and ultimately himself. Camus was also fascinated about this work and there are shadows of Maldoro [...]

    22. أعجز عن الكتابة عن هذا الكتاب ،،، مالدورور مؤذي ، مزعج ، يثير الاشمئزاز لوتريامون حساس ويلقي اللوم على الخالق بكل مافي هذا العالم من الحزن والمصائب والبشاعة حتى في خلَقه .الأناشيد سريالية تثير الغثيان في المجمل لا ادري ان كان هذا الكتاب حسن أم قبيح ، لكن ادري ان هذا الكتاب مث [...]

    23. للغة الهائلة، للأفكار المرعبة والجحيمية، للسرد وللمترجم. إنه متعب لكن ستلاحقك لعنة الفكاك منه سريعا .

    24. "Ho ricevuto la vita come una ferita, e ho proibito al suicidio di guarirmi la cicatrice. Voglio che il Creatore ne contempli, in ogni ora della sua eternità, la fenditura spalancata. Questo il castigo che gl'infliggo." (p. 125)

    25. This edition is not as good as Alexis Lykiard’s translation, but nowhere near as poor as Lykiard would have us believe.

    26. After ending the chants I was convinced to write a review in order to give hints towards the approach of the writer, however the poesies, which is the most likely only part that I couldn't understand discouraged to do it. It is rather a funny idea to provide a sort of a commentary to the symbolic writers (this work is not surrealist in any sense), and even though my part would exist to further embellish the Maldoror, the poesies is written in such a way to disperse those such sympathies, even th [...]

    27. Poema satanico, composto da sei canti in prosa, che esprimono tutto il feroce disprezzo del diabolico Maldoror, nei confronti della società, di Dio, e dell'uomo. Forse, secondi per crudelta' solo al Marchese de Sade, questi versi costituiscono un opera fondamentale ed insuperata della letteratura " maledetta" dell'800, grazie ad uno stile visionario e soffocante. Qui, il romanticismo dei canti si spoglia dei panni dell'amore, e tramite un operazione deformante riveste quelli dell'odio, stordend [...]

    28. 24 yaşında bir otel odasında ölü bulunan Lautreament, Isidore Ducasse olarak da bilinir. Maldoror’un Şarkıları kitabı altı şarkıdan oluşan bir düz yazı metin aslında. Tanrı, insan ve kendisi üçgeninde öfkesi, özeleştirisi ve nefretini dile getirmiş olan Lautreament, pek çok şaire ilham kaynağı olmuş. “Opus Magnum” ( Büyük iş) adıyla nitelendirilebilecek çarpıcı bir dili var. Duvardan duvara çarparken bizi, bir ara kendisini de bizimle havada dansediyorke [...]

    29. I picked this up because I'd seen it on some list of (weirder) Gothic novels. While I can see how it could very easily have been influenced by Lewis's The Monk (possibly via Sade), it didn't really have any sort of Gothic feel that I could discern. But I also had no idea what was going on half the time, so who knows.Lykiard's translation was poetic, but after the initial shock!gasp! sensation wore off (around page 20), I wanted more narrative. So maybe I'll pick it up again when I'm in more of a [...]

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