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Caribbean Journal of Education

Fifty Caribbean Writers: A Bio-bibliographical Critical Resource Book edited by Daryl Cumber Dance, Greenwood Press, New Jersey, pp. 530

Publication Date: 
April 1986

“Beautiful like the accidental encounter on a dissection table of a sewing machine and an umbrella". Lautreamont in his Chants de Maldoror imagined beauty as the product of incongruous juxtapositions. The dissection table represents the common ground, the neutral, well-lighted surface on which the sewing machine and umbrella are exposed. A shadowless, arbitrary order capable of accomodating startlingly disparate objects.

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