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  • Mary Jo
    Aug 29 10:44 AM
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      Indeed, Maldoror is poetry! "The Rebel" is basically Camus' survey of
      nihilistic rebellion, his antipathy towards it, and his response which
      is surprisingly existential. The relevant passage is found in Part II
      Metaphysical Rebellion, The Poets' Rebellion, entitled "Lautréamont and
      Banality." In conjunction with another project, I'll reproduce this
      specific Camus text and provide a link when it's prepared. Suffice it
      to say that the poem is certainly not an endorsement of evil, but
      rather seminal surrealism. It was experimental, and the follow-
      up "Poisies" explained what Ducasse was doing. Camus' insightful
      critique is worth the read. The two works when taken together provide a
      a powerful example of the tension between anarchistic nihilism and
      conformity to self-creative banality which is necessary for survival.
      The theme is freedom and the horror that can be unleashed in its name.

      Mary

      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, eupraxis@... wrote:

      Maldoror, er TC -- sorry,

      As you already know, then, the Maldoror text is very complex and no
      single summation can really be made about it.
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