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Le Comte de Lautréamont’s The Songs of Maldoror translated by R J Dent

October 10, 2013
Le Comte de Lautréamont'

Le Comte de Lautréamont’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Le Comte de Lautréamont’s seminal classic, The Songs of Maldoror (Les Chants de Maldoror) is now available in R J Dent’s modern English translation:

 

 

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Here is the Independent’s review of The Songs of Maldoror:

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/book-of-a-lifetime-les-chants-de-maldoror-by-the-comte-de-lautr-amont-1632973.html

 

 

R J Dent discusses his translation of Le Comte de Lautréamont’s The Songs of Maldoror:

 

 

 

 

‘Lautréamont’s Songs of Maldoror [is] the black bible… almost the basic dream text of surrealism.’ J G Ballard 

 

 

R J Dent reads an extract from his translation of Le Comte de Lautréamont’s The Songs of Maldoror:

 

 

 

 

The Songs of Maldoror is an enigma of redoubtable power.’ Jacques Derrida

 

 

A promotional book trailer for R J Dent’s modern English translation of Le Comte de Lautréamont’s The Songs of Maldoror:

 

 

 

 

The Songs of Maldoror is ‘the expression of a revelation so complete it seems to exceed human potential.’ André Breton

 

 

R J Dent’s translation of The Songs of Maldoror is available from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Songs-Maldoror-Solar-Nocturnal/dp/0982046480

 

 

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Salvador Dali’s Art

October 11, 2009
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali

Here are some paintings by Salvador Dalí – an artist whose work I admire very much.

Soft Construction With Boiled Beans
Soft Construction With Boiled Beans

 

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989) was a Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres.

 

Reflections of Elephants

Reflections of Elephants

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work.

The Hallucinogenic Toreador
The Hallucinogenic Toreador

His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters.

 

Cannibalism in Autumn

Cannibalism in Autumn

His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931.

The Persistance of Memory

The Persistance of Memory

Dalí’s expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory

Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory

Dalí attributed his ‘love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes’ to a self-styled ‘Arab lineage’ claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors.

The Madonna of Port Lligat

The Madonna of Port Lligat

Dalí was highly imaginative, and also had an affinity for partaking in unusual and grandiose behaviour, in order to draw attention to himself.

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

His eccentric manner sometimes drew more public attention than his artwork.

Tentation

Tentation

Dalí’s artwork is highly original, technically brilliant and wonderfully surreal.

Woman at the Window

Woman at the Window

If you enjoy Dalí’s art as much as I do…

Young Girl Auto-Sodomized by Her Own Chastity

Young Girl Auto-Sodomized by Her Own Chastity



then here’s a link to some of his art:



http://www.dali-gallery.com/posters/index.htm



Enjoy.



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