|MALDOROR & THE COMPLETE WORKS OF COMTE DE LAUTRÉAMONT|
Comte de Lautréamont
SPD's LAST COPIES. Fiction. Translated from the French by Alexis Lykiard. Little is known about MALDOROR's pseudonymous author aside from his real name, Isidore Ducasse, his birth place in Uruguay in 1846, and his early death in Paris in 1870. Lautréamont's writings bewildered his contemporaries but the Surrealist modeled their efforts after his lawless black humor and poetic leaps of logic. At the time of its publication, this was the only complete and annotated collection of Lautréamont's writings available in English, in a superior translation.