Lautreamont

  Comte de Lautreamont, the pseudonym of Isidore Lucien Ducasse. 
  One of the Surrealists great Inspirations.
  Especially Les Chants de Maldoror 
  (The Songs of Maldoror) a poetic novel (or a long prose poem) consisting of six cantos. 
  Written between 1868 and 1869.  
  Many of the surrealists (Salvador Dali, Philippe Soupault, Andre Breton, 
  Antonin Artaud, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Max Ernst, etc.) 
  cited the novel as a major inspiration to their own works and Les Chants de Maldoror, 
  and its protagonist Maldoror, have continued to fascinate people since its publication.

  ''handsome as.....the fortuitous encounter on a dissection table of a sewing machine 
  and an umbrella''.

  See The Old -> and The New ->.


  Bibliography
  Maldoror and the Complete Works -> - Lykiard, Alexis (translator), (1994).

  See wiki ->.