Sancho Pança is a fictional character from the novel Don Quixote written by Spanish author Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in 1605. Sancho acts as squire to Don Quixote, and provides comments throughout the novel. These comments are known as sanchismos, a combination of snappy humor, ironic Spanish proverbs, and earthy wit. "Panza" in Spanish means "belly" (cf. English "paunch," Italian "pancia").
Comte de Lautréamont is pseudonym for Isidore Lucien Ducasse (Montevideo, Urugay), 04 April 1846 to 24 November 1870. He was a French author and poet and an important forerunner of Surrealism. In 1868 he wrote Les Chants de Maldoror (a poetic novel).