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
“... of a novel by Sue (poor proofreading has turned him into ‘Lautréaumont’ on page 7 of Lykiard’s Introduction). Did Ducasse choose the pseudonym? He had certainly read Sue, and Caradec emphasises the appeal of Latréaumont the character (‘a kind of cruel clown, a moral and physical monstrosity’) to the creator of the ...”