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