Friday, 9 January 2009


Salvador Dali, Les Chants de Maldoror: Aphrodite, 1934 edition

Maldoror is an incredible book. Since I first read it last year I've gone back to it a fair few times, and have posted numerous excerpts up on this 'ere blog:

Here's a few related links to the author and the work:
Brief Guardian article on the enigmatic Isidore Ducasse

Comte de Lautréamont Wikipedia page

Les Chants de Maldoror Wikipedia page
Maldoror at Google Books
Kenneth Anger's Maldoror project

So much about Ducasse is a mystery, and really the best way to approach the book is to just read the words.


eileen said...

I've just ordered this on amazon...never heard of it till now....looks amazing!

(ps- phoned drouthys and yeah they said all they need is a needle, so good stuff!)

_Black_Acrylic said...

Hi Eileen
I really recommend the book! It's not like anything else written before or since.
You still off to the Timecode opening on Friday? I have a jacket lined up that will shock and amaze!
Ben x