Maldoror in the French

iRead MaldororToday is the anniversary of the birth of my favorite author, Lautréamont, French poet born on this day in 1846 in Uruguay.

This year, I’m celebrating by beginning my first reading of the French version of Les Chants de Maldoror. Numerous times already I’ve read English translations of Maldoror, but this will be the first time I’ll be reading it as Lautréamont wrote his masterpiece.

And it will take me several years, since I will be reading Maldoror the same slow but steady way I am currently reading Finnegans Wake and Tarantula, along with several other books that lay the foundation of my daily reading routines.