Posts Tagged: Comte de Lautréamont

Pearls: Comte de Lautréamont

“Taste is the fundamental quality which sums up all the other qualities…”

Pearls: Comte de Lautréamont

“Taste is the fundamental quality which sums up all the other qualities…”

Maldoror’s swansong

The violent, anarchic and obscene Maldoror, which Lautréamont composed in part by shouting verse while hammering atonally at a piano, was decades ahead of its time. “A few only may savour their bitter fruit without danger,” as its author himself acknowledged.

Maldoror’s swansong

The violent, anarchic and obscene Maldoror, which Lautréamont composed in part by shouting verse while hammering atonally at a piano, was decades ahead of its time. “A few only may savour their bitter fruit without danger,” as its author himself acknowledged.