View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Monday, January 21

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811200820
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 01/28/1965
Pages: 1
Sales rank: 888,384
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Little is known of the author of Maldoror, Isidore Ducasse,
self-styled Comte de Lautréamont, except that he was born in Montevideo,
Uruguay, in 1846 and died in Paris at the age of twenty-four.

Guy Wernham, perhaps best known for his definitive translation of Maldoror, was associated with the Beat Poets.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Maldoror 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
definitely a worthy read. if your like me and like to read alot at a time youll find you wont be able to do that with this book. its a bit hard to read at times, and needs your full attention or the words seem to run together and youll find your self flipping back pages trying to figure out what you missed. Maldoror has plenty of memorable moments in it, such as the scene with the fallen angels hair. if your into the macabre this book is highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i'm surprised no one has reviewed this yet. a terribly influential book. i suppose the reason there isn't much on it here is because only aficionados of the obscure, dark, scary & weird seek out this sort of thing. the author warns in the beginning that this book is not for everyone - really a way to tempt even the most timid reader to keep reading. lautreamont has inspired all of us who seek out the dark side. the book, or "poem", can be rough going for the uninitiated, but it is rewarding in the end. let's just say it'll broaden your horizons!