Harry Mathews, 2 November 1995
Show More ‘Maldoror’ and the Complete Works of the Comte de Lautréamont translated by Alexis Lykiard.
Exact Change, 352 pp., £11.99, January 1995, 9781878972125Show More
“... The literary career of Isidore Ducasse, successor to Sade, Byron and Baudelaire and a model for Rimbaud, Jarry and the Surrealists, has been virtually a posthumous one. It has been chronically complicated furthermore by obsessions with the lacunae of his biography, as well as with the interpretation of the two names, Lautréamont and Maldoror, the first of which is a mystery and the second an enigma ...”