Throughout his multifarious attempts to reveal that psychic realm, the artist has employed the medium of drawing--whether mapping imaginary cities, devised to schematize unconscious thought; constructing cosmological models proposing new psychogeographic coordinates; or staging performances under hypnosis during which, brush and ink in hand, he surrenders to involuntary logorrhea
Wit, joy, surprise, and Dadaist insolence yielded thereafter unresistingly to lazy logorrhea
, easy egomania.
Once the reader gets past our hero's logorrhea
(deliberate, one assumes, on the author's part in order to create a nonstop deathbed monologue to rival any other in recent memory; Robert Browning's Bishop, ordering his tomb from his deathbed, gives us a postcard to eternity by comparison), his character unfolds not in any logical or chronological order, but rather as a dialectic diatribe, the fits and starts of a septuagenarian trying to make peace with the Universe or the Oversoul, or the President of the Immortals, or even the God of his Baptist forebears back in Kansas where he got his name: on the day he was born a tornado ripped off the roof of the local church.
Bristling with malicious wit and stinging apercus--"You can go down a floor," someone once warned Pierre's boyfriend about the young gigolo, "but not to the basement"--Before I Forget rivals the logorrhea
To take a recent example, Kenny G introduced an extended interview with Alex Ross about his history of twentieth-century music, The Rest is Noise, by singing Walter Benjamin's essay "Unpacking My Library" (this took a half-hour to complete) and playing a set of movie-inspired logorrhea
including answering-machine descriptions of second-run films showing at the Badger Theater in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.
Meese's language has always been the most infectious part of his work, an inspired logorrhea
that at once atomizes and encrusts.
Undertaken in 1941 when he was increasingly losing his grip (as evidenced all too dramatically by the logorrhea
of his wartime radio broadcasts), Pound's English rendering of Moscardino, particularly in those passages where the lunatic grandfather reminisces, prepared the way for the great theater of memory he would enact in the Pisan Cantos four years later.
I find a difference between Landers' logorrhea
and the way my own work is driven from medium to medium and from style to style by the compulsion to get it all in.
Fiercely talkative to the point of logorrhea
, he runs at the mouth as he moves through the dark streets and dim rooms of London.