woensdag 30 december 1987

Pre Menstrual Maldoror (1979 - 1987)

In the mid eighties of the 20th century I was still a young rebel searching for collaborators. I remember two of them mentioning 'The Songs of Maldoror' to me personally; Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (Club Moral) in Antwerp and David Tibet (Current 93) in London, I just can't remember who was first, and it doesn't really matter, does it?

I started reading Lautréamont's novel in the summer of 1987, and suggested 'Maldoror' as the name for an independent publishing company I was about to set up with Lindner and Vermeer.

Painting of Blokdijk by AMVK (ca. 1990)*

donderdag 1 januari 1987


Art manifestation Galgemaal ('Last meal') took place in The Hague the same year Maldoror was founded. The actual (Zuider)park used to be my playground as a child.

Dedicated to the memory of Johan Blaeke.


Nederlands Bibliotheek en Lektuur Centrum.