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Les Chants de Maldoror

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The Songs of Maldoror as translated by Guy Wernham. 


This is a long narrative prose poem which celebrates the principle of Evil in an elaborate style and with a passion akin to religious fanaticism (from Amazon). It's broken into 6 Stanzas, long enough to be considered chapters and is absolutely fascinating. Said to have achieved a considerable reputation as one of the earliest and most extraordinary examples of Surrealist writing (Amazon). I can't say because I'm not sufficiently well schooled but I can say that it is stream of consciousness by a narrator called Maldoror and I had absolutely no idea what was going on from beginning to end. Why did I continue to read it?  I was enjoying it.



Edited by lunababymoonchild

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