THE SEVENTH SONG OF MALDOROR
D M Mitchell
A deranged serial-killer goes on a rampage of sexual atrocity across a Europe falling apart in the wake of an unspecified global crisis. But is he what he seems? A cast of implausible characters in a (to say the least) unreliable narrative push the boundaries of credibility and expression. Dreams and nightmares, desire and delirium, all melt together into a metatextual puzzle. A psycho-sexual anti-novel that owes much to its transgressive ancestors – Sade, Lautreamont, Bataille, Artaud with more than a dash of Burroughs and Lovecraft thrown into the cauldron.
D M Mitchell has edited the anthologies The Starry Wisdom andSongs Of The Black Wurm Gism for Creation Books and is the author of A Serious Life, a biography of transgressive maverick publishers Savoy Books.