By Le Comte de Lautréamont
Le Comte de Lautréamont used to be the nom de plume of Isidore Ducasse (1846–70), a Uruguayan-born French author and poet whose in basic terms surviving significant paintings of fiction, Les Chants de Maldoror, used to be stumbled on by means of the Surrealists, who hailed the paintings as a dismal progenitor in their stream. It was once in Les Chants de Maldoror that André Breton chanced on the word that might come to symbolize the Surrealist doctrine of goal probability: “as attractive because the random come upon among an umbrella and a sewing-machine upon a dissecting-table.”
Artists encouraged through Lautréamont contain guy Ray, René Magritte, Max Ernst, André Masson, Joan Miró, Yves Tanguy and, particularly, Salvador Dalí, who in 1933 produced a whole sequence of illustrations for Les Chants de Maldoror. Twenty of these illustrations are incorporated, for the 1st time, during this new, definitive version of Lautréamont’s influential masterpiece. Vividly translated by means of R. J. Dent—the first new translation for over thirty years—this variation additionally features a foreword via French Surrealist poet Paul Eluard and a concise biography of the writer through poet Jeremy Reed. moreover, an creation by means of sequence editor Candice Black information the hyperlinks among Maldoror and the Surrealist movement.
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