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Œuvres complètes [PDF / Epub] ☃ Œuvres complètes By Comte de Lautréamont – Les chants de MaldororPoésiesLettresOpinions de Poulet Malassis et de Valery LarbaudTexte établi par Maurice Saillet Les chants de MaldororPoésiesLettresOpinions de Poulet Malassis et de Valery LarbaudTexte établi par Maurice Saillet.

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  1. D. J. D. J. says:

    Probably one of the most experimental strange and horrifically beautiful books on the planet A dream like monument to man's imagination One part 'Frankenstein' and one part 'Faust' Epic in scope Poetic in form Gothic in style Completely surreal

  2. Henry Martin Henry Martin says:

    What to say about Maldoror that hasn't been said yet? What to say about the mysterious son of a diplomat who appeared in France wrote this book and died vanishing from the world yet leaving his mark for decades and centuries yet to come?The first time I had the pleasure of reading this exceptional work I was taken aback Barely seventeen I hungrily swallowed the disturbing images leaping at me from the pages not to fully comprehend them until years later This work over a century old is believed to be the first work the foundation stone of the surrealist movement a movement that penetrated into every aspect of art life being; whether we are willing to admit it or not this work is as important today as it was when originally published in 1868 well at least a part of it was The world was not ready to receive the complete self awareness of evil Maldoror so fully comprehends and the world is still not ready This work is certainly not to be read by a closed mind It is said that to be creative one must borderline insanity yet Lautreamont was playing with genius; a genius of a caliber capable of scaring away even the most immodest of us But get deeper into his work walk past the disturbed images surpass your fears and you shall see the light This work cannot be ignored cannot be left to collect dust I have owned several copies over the past twenty years and I am still finding new meanings new passages and new understanding in this wonderful work This truly is the one book that will never get old that will always keep on giving as long as one is ready to listen

  3. P.E. P.E. says:

    Songs 1 to 6 completedAt a loss to define what these songs are Sometimes excruciatingly specific sometimes fringing on the esoteric The Songs of Maldoror relate events in the life of a motley half human half brute creature with fits of distemper and brooding rage against nature mankind and himselfThe style is markedly lyrical with long stretches and surprisingly specific descriptions of themes not traditionally ascribed to lyrical poetry ie medical lexicon schemes and serial murder tortureYou feel groggy with ornate descriptions littered with wild apartés from the narrator speaking directly to you Also the text simmers with heinous phases against humanity and its supposed Creator More often than not the read was exacting tiresome and the text unaccountable The Songs of Maldoror are made to mimic an endless uest for a form and identity Maybe that is called the search for meaning Nevertheless as unpredicatbable as the text may be you hit on several constants An overstretched Huysmans ish lexicon of biology biology and medecine The entanglement of the personal history and the present of Lautréamont with fiction growing overlap between Lautréamont and Maldoror Unrelenting infringements on the plot by Lautréamont making sure you keep your eye keen and remember this is fiction from his hand Countless turnarounds and treasons Always reiterated Every song bears something exactly similar to the previous ones The inflation of natural sizes A mighty house sized glow wormA colossal godlike fretful talkative hairA surreal liceA bovine scarabAnd then here is your daily intake of bloodshed bestiality and monstrosityIn the end head splitting Maldoror embodies the universal divide and contradiction in mankind and he is a superhuman if only because he is stirred by the sting of contradiction even exuisitelyThat's my guess Soundtrack The Stooges LA Blues Chants 1 à 6 terminésD'une précision monomaniaue par moments flottant dans le délire verbal le plus abstrus à d'autres les Chants font la chroniue de la vie d'un personnage instable et irréductible une chimère mi humaine mi bestiale Maldoror Le style d'expression de Lautréamont est résolument lyriue entrecoupé de longues périodes introspectives d'adresses directes de l'écrivain narrateur personnage au lecteur Enfin d'exultation de périodes d'exécration intense envers l'humanité ou son supposé Créateur Honnêtement la lecture a été laborieuse le texte inouï À nouveau Lautréamont dans les chants V et VI attire curieusement en personne l'attention sur lecteur sur l'écriture poétiue et porte le regard le plus critiue par rapport à ses chants serrés de près Au bout du compte mêlée à une autodépréciation presue masochiste de MaldororLautréamont Les Chants de Maldoror donnent l'idée d'une recherche perpétuelle de forme et d'identité En ça Maldoror maître des métamorphoses est très cohérent avec lui mêmeLes constantes étonnantes dans ces 6 chants La précision maladive du vocabulaire végétal zoologiue et médical façon Huysmans Ces étranges pénétrations du réel de la fiction cette confusion grandissante du moi ui écrit et du moi ui est écrit De même les interventions du narrateurMaldoror comme un rappel de la fiction u'est le récit Ces volte faces et perpétuelles trahisons toujours recommencées Chaue chant étant comme le précédent sous une autre forme La distorsion grotesue des proportions naturelles Un ver luisant colossalun cheveu titanesue et très agitéun pou surnaturelun scarabée bovinLes collages de plus en plus fréuents dans la prose ui prend un tour surréalistePuis chant VI poutre animée crabe tourteau surmonté d'une enclume et d'un cadavreLes scènes sanglantes bestiales monstrueusesCe ue j'en ai compris Maldoror en devient le siège des contradictions de l'Homme surhomme en ce sens u'il les sent plus vivementPandémonium The Stooges LA Blues

  4. Alejandro Saint-Barthélemy Alejandro Saint-Barthélemy says:

    1 Before reading Rimbaud I thought I would see fireworks; the problem was that I had read Lautréamont first Michel Houellebec2 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 19053 Lautréamont has been the biggest influence on my writing career My books are toys for adults who have read Lautréamont César AiraThis book embraces both classical rules of art craft depth and beauty beauty whereas in the classic sense such as when writing about the ocean or modern one meaning Picasso's Baudelaire's Dalí's diabolical one and contemporary ones modernity originality and provocation brillliantlyIt was half a century ahead of its time after all surrealists in the 1920's were the first one's to consider it the visionary masterpiece that it isIt may not be as deep as Rimbaud's A Season in Hell Caravaggio but it's far creative El GrecoRimbaud focused on psychological miserability introspection and analysis in the work of art as a finished object marble block last will On the other hand Lautréamont focused on imagination ideas surprises in the work of art in progress as a processBoth Rimbe and Isidore were highly intelligent and crazy in the words of Argentinian author César Aira So many people write but so little is worthy Why? I think it’s because in order to write something valuable one must posses two opposite ualities you must be as intelligent as possible because writing is not easy and at the same time as crazy as possible for the writing to matter The gate master of tomorrow's literature said Nobel Prize Winner André Gide this is a book which fans of modernism postmodernism metaliterature etc should totally savour as one of the precursors of those movements with its many passages about the very process of writing that it is needless to say a must read for poetry lovers tooMy review of Lautréamont's poems

  5. Magdelanye Magdelanye says:

    Back in the day when I was young and passionate I decided I had to read this book and so I ordered it from our local bookshp and waited 7 weeks until I finally was summoned to come and get itThat evening when the house was finally uietI built up a nice fire and poured myself a glass of wine Cosy and prepared for an exuisite readI was surprised to read first the authors note reader if you love this life do not read this book But I am brave I thought continuingA few pagesthe author entreats again gentle souls do not read on I considered myself a fierce and not gentle soul I read another pageand had a vision prompted by what I was reading of an old creaking door closing on the sunshine of day a shadow zooming over my lifeI felt depression looming and when I read yet another warningI made a desperate choiceIn a spontaneous moveI ripped the book in half and threw it in the fireThat was the beginning of a new direction for me

  6. Laura Laura says:

    Free download in French available at Project Gutenberg

  7. Matthew Matthew says:

    Perhaps there's a reason why Lautréamont's celebrity never reached the heights achieved by his contemporary Athur Rimbaud Les Chants are uneven and sometimes of suspect uality this is especially seen in the second section of Canto II where after giving a typically Ducassian abandon all hope warning diatribe Ducasse devotes a few pages to the horrors of writer's block These are the poison filled pages I've been warned about? A horrific description of Lautréamont's stalled creative process? Later in Canto III a lay is devoted to the supreme evils of mathematics And it's about as interesting as a high school Algebra class Hoo boyOn the other hand there are times when Ducasse makes good on his promise of debauchery and some truly disturbing prose is presented Ducasse has the most success here with his Sade like depictions of sexual perversion rape and body horror To witness the cool nonchalance with which Maldoror cuts a bloody grin from ear to ear on his own face just to see himself smile is a revelatory momentDucasse also finds success on a technical level His successful elimination of an established narrative perspective anticipates Joyce's by 50 years A simple look at the title of the work reveals how twisted his web is the book is in praise of Maldoror a fictional demon and is supposedly written by a man named Lautréamont who is never mentioned in the work itself The name game web is further complicated upon learning that the real author's birth name is Isidore Ducasse or IDLes Chants also anticipate a very 20th century phenomena among novelists the obsessive and morbid cataloging of arcane myths and old prophecies from various sources The same subjects that fascinated Ducasse Biblical accounts of demons gothic poetry existential ruminations on birth and death would inspire HP Lovecraft Dylan Thomas Jorge Luis Borges William S Burroughs and Philip K Dick a century laterLes Chants de Maldoror despite its warts is a highly entertaining and nourishing work

  8. Cymru Roberts Cymru Roberts says:

    The Count wrote this despicable and I mean that as a compliment poetic novel when he was 22 and it shows It burns with the passion of someone who still believes in absolutes believes he is cursed forever has given up trying to reclaim what is already lost innocence faith renounces the world and refuses to repent In this sense it is both a nice reminder and a grim memory of that turbulent time in lifeMany of the sections read like black metal lyrics which is cool but also means they are way over the top He makes his points early some good some debatable or forgettable and drives them home with blow after blow of vivid misanthropy This isn't light reading and it isn't accessible Granted some sections floored me with their awesomeness but all in all many were too long and at their worst even emoIf I were 22 I would probably give this bad boy 4 or 5 satanic stars I hesitate to call it immature because its best uality is how it harnesses the raw emotion of a young poet filled with hate At this point in my life however it isn't as mind bottling as it might once have been

  9. Roewoof Roewoof says:

    There's a certain way to approach this book If you try to read it like a normal book like a regular piece of prose you'll have to get out a notebook and then reread the same paragraphs over and over again It took me a long time to get through this work because of the nature in which this was written This book is extremely beautiful and very well crafted However when you read it you need to look at it like you would a piece of abstract art See the whole picture first then look closer move away and look at it from far away again move closer and begin to inspect the smaller working parts Looking at abstract art is a lot like meditation for me which is what this piece felt like I had to let go of my preconceived notions as a reader Often you go into a book trying to guess ahead what will happen what it all means I tend to do this a lot and because of that I had to work slower towards it's completionIf like me you MUST find meaning in things then this will be slow progress for you as it was for me And one reading is nowhere near enough I will be reading this book for a long time Just as I would meditate on a painting Parts of this book are revolting to look at Horrifying even I felt like it was staining my soul as I read it but the narrator warns us of this before we even begin It's one of the reasons that I see genius running through this piece It reminds me of House of Leaves in the sense that it's construction is very much psychological and a lot of careful thought went into how things were placed in this book Highly recommended but not an easy uick or happy read

  10. Alex Obrigewitsch Alex Obrigewitsch says:

    This volume is excellent for studying the small volume of works by LautreamontDucasse who I shall henceforth refer to as LD; the shifting displacement of identity is central to these worksIn a sense these works are at the heights of literature dissolving in their very creation or unfolding As well they seem to have consumed their writer to the point of his non existence Having left no memoir as he says in the Poésies all that is left of him all that remains are these two short works For LD creation is intimately bound up with destruction; this makes him a writer par excellenceDestruction that is not only of biography but of tradition form and language itself The Surrealists adored LD for his writing's ability to obscure and dissolve reality and reason law and humanity Le Chants destroys any sense of continuity of seuential time of all previous narrative forms Through these destructions the space is opened for the creation of the work that we may read that opens with the strange statement of the Noli me legere which exists as an expiriment in writing which opens us up to the experience of the vacuous void that is at the heart of writing LD's destructions attempt to claw us back to the origins of all writingA similar though different attempt is made through the later Poésies Here the destruction of Romanticism and language is saught as a way out a way forward towards the infinite Writing is here viewed as an infinite motion LD distorts and destroys tradition through his plagiarism though harnessing it to correct these writings in order to say something different He taps into the into the infinitely shifting motions of language the vacuous depths of iterabilityIt would seem that LD's destructions are always aimed at a further creation reaching towards an infinite outside How we are to understand the radical shift between the two works cannot be definitively said however Was the shift premeditated a mere act or ruse? Did something occur that caused LD to transform his life and views? A disillusionment? We can never know for certain for with LD there is never any certainty Death encircles all his writings Lautreamont died writing Les Chants disappeared to allow it to come forth Ducasse died writing the Poésies leaving them ever but a fragment ever unfinished In a sense the work itself has yet to even beginAll is shrouded in uestion Death exudes from these pages They open onto the uniue space that is at the heart of writing; a space that is nowhere amd nothing at all The void of creatiin at the heart of destructionThey must be read thought through again creating yet another shift These works are the unworking of difference

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