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Les Chants de Maldoror

Comte de Lautreamont

God, if only, instead of being a hell, the universe had been an immense celestial anus! See the gesture I am making with abdomen: yes, I would have plunged my penis through its bloody sphincter, rendering apart by my impetuous motions the very bones of its pelvis.

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Maldoror is one of those gems of literature which has continued to influence generations of writers and musicians. Most notable is the influence of Lautreamont on the surrealists, such as Breton, Aragon, Artaud and Dali.